Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio just become the first transgender model to be featured in Sports Illustrated. Sampaio was already the first transgender model to make the cover of a Vogue.
“Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community globally three times that of the U.S., Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds” – Valentina Sampaio
Meet the Rookies: Valentina Sampaio https://t.co/k7Nxfw92yR pic.twitter.com/fjJx73WLog
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