Victoria’s Secret hires their first time ever Transgender Model, Valentina Sampaio.
She was also the first ever transgender model to make to pose for renowned Vogue Paris back in February 2017.
“I don’t think we can be all things to all customers. It is a specialty business; it isn’t a department store,” says Chief Marketing officer of Victoria Secret
He later retracts and declares what he had stated “came across as insensitive.”
“To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model in our show. We’ve had transgender models come to castings…and like many others, they didn’t make it,” he said. “But it was never about gender. I admire and respect their journey to embrace who they really are.”