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Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model in 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit'!

Valentina Sampaio is making history again!

The 23-year-old Brazilian bombshell was just named a 2020 Rookie in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit – the first time that the magazine has featured a transgender model.

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“I was filled with so many emotions of happiness when I heard the news. The feeling was surreal. Being in SI Swim has always been on my bucket list of things to achieve in my career. It’s a dream come true on so many levels. SI has been a deeply meaningful achievement. To come from a space of fear and marginalization, to now being included in one of the most iconic magazines that truly embraces and celebrates diversity β€” it is life changing,” she said in a statement to People.

“As a community, each personal success is a step forward for all. I am very grateful to God and all whom have helped me along my journey so far. I honor the challenges of those who have paved the way for me directly or indirectly. They have made where I am today possible. I am committed to keep growing and push boundaries, so that I can in some way, pave the path for others. We are here, we always have been here and we always will be.”

Check out the first look at her SI Swimsuit shoot.

Valentina also previously became the first trans model to work with Victoria’s Secret.

Christian Bale & Matt Damon Suit Up for 'Ford v Ferrari' Premiere

Christian Bale and Matt Damon look dapper in black at the premiere of their new movie Ford v Ferrari!

The actors, ages 45 and 49, respectively, hit the red carpet at the event held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday (November 4) in Hollywood.

They were joined by their co-stars Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Sean Carrigan, Darin Cooper, Larsen Deane, Peter Arpesella, Francesco Bauco, Joe Williamson, Marisa Petroro, Alex Gurney, Ian Harding, Shawn Law, and director/producer James Mangold.

Also in attendance were Christian‘s wife Sibi, Matt‘s wife Luciana Barroso, model Valentina Sampaio, American Horror Story‘s Adina Porter, Mayans M.C.‘s Sarah Bolger, The Walking Dead‘s Thora Birch, and One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Lenz.

Ford v Ferrari hits theaters on November 15. Watch the new teaser trailer!

FYI: Christian is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

35+ pictures inside of Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Valentina Sampaio Is Reportedly Victoria's Secret's First Transgender Model

Valentina Sampaio is reportedly the first-ever transgender model for Victoria’s Secret!

The 22-year-old Brazilian model posted a picture on her Instagram with the caption: “Backstage click @vspink πŸ’•πŸ’•” on Thursday (August 1).

Lais Ribiero commented on the post on Twitter, writing: “First transgender to shoot with Vs! This make me so happy! ❀️”

“Never stop dreaming genteee πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #staytuned #bastidores #new #vspink #campaign #representatividade #diversity” she captioned a video from the shoot.

Valentina was also the first transgender model to pose for any edition of Vogue with her Vogue Paris cover in February of 2017.

The news comes after reports that the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been canceled following controversy after an executive of the brand said that trans models shouldn’t walk in the show.

See Valentina Sampaio‘s post inside…

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