Valentina Sampaio is not your average 23-year-old model.
She started working in the industry when she was just a teen, and she has a pretty impressive track record already.
Just a few years ago, she became the first transgender model to be on the cover of Vogue when she hit stands as the cover girl for the March 2017 issue of Vogue Paris.
She then went on to be the very first transgender model ever hired to work for Victoria’s Secret.
Now, Valentina is making some major milestones yet again; she just was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as their first transgender woman.
Here’s what she has to say about being part of this and what it was like working with the Sports Illustrated team.
Instagram; Valentina is pictured above