Valentina Sampaio becomes Victoria’s Secret’s first transgender model

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Valentina Sampaio has made history as the first transgender model for Victoria’s Secret.

Erio Zanon, Sampaio’s agent, confirmed to CNN that the 22-year-old model will star in a campaign for the lingerie brand’s PINK line. The campaign will be released mid-August.

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Halsey slams Victoria’s Secret for transphobic comments

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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Halsey performed at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which aired on Dec. 2, but the 24-year-old singer followed up her performance by criticizing the brand’s transphobic controversy in an Instagram post.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was filmed in November in New York City. Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Victoria’s Secret’s parent company L Brands, made some controversial comments about diversity among the underwear label’s models in a November interview with Vogue.

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Victoria’s Secret exec apologizes for anti-transgender model comments

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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L Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek issued an apology after saying he didn’t think the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show should cast transgender models.

In an interview with Vogue, Razek refers to transgender people as “transsexuals” and says transgender models shouldn’t be cast because “the show is a fantasy.”

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