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Sofia Jirau Biography – Sofia Jirau Wiki
Sofia Jirau is a Puerto Rican model with Down Syndrome. She debuted as a model on March 26, 2019, precisely on her 23rd birthday. Since then, she has modeled at New York Fashion Week, San Juan Moda in Puerto Rico, among other runaways and designers.
Jirau made her modeling debut at New York Fashion Week on February 10, 2020. At NYFW, she was able to showcase her talents on an international stage, modeling for Marisa Santiago at the dress designer’s runway show. After making her modeling debut at NYFW, Jirau wrote on Instagram: “I was born for this and I want to show the world that I have everything a model needs to shine.”
Her parents and three siblings flew from Puerto Rico to see her walk down the New York runway. Her debut was covered by dozens of media around the world, including Vogue Mexico Revelist, People, Univision, Primal Information, among others. “When I was little, I looked myself in the mirror and said, ‘I’m going to be a model and a businesswoman,” she told PEOPLE at the time.
In addition to her modeling career, Jirau is also a businesswoman. She became an entrepreneur in 2019 by launching an online store, named “Alavett”, where she offers clothing, accessories, and home products. The brand’s name is how Jirau spelled out her favorite phrase, “I love it.”
Sofia Jirau Victoria Secret
In February 2022, Puerto Rican model Sofia Jirau made history as the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome. The 24-year-old shared the news on social media, joining the fashion brand — along with 17 other women — for a new underwear line and campaign, Love Cloud Collection. Alongside a black and white photo of herself modeling a Victoria’s Secret bra, Jiaru thanked the company for seeing her as a model “without limits.”
“One day I dreamed of it, I worked for it and today it’s a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret,” the 24-year-old Puerto Rican model wrote. “I am Victoria’s Secret’s first model with Down syndrome!”
“Thank you Victoria’s Secret for seeing me as a model who has #NoLimits and making me part of the inclusive Love Cloud Collection campaign,” she added. “Inside and out, there are no limits.”
“Love Cloud Collection is a major moment in the brand’s evolution,” Raúl Martinez, Victoria Secret’s chief creative director, said in a statement. “From the cast of incredible women that bring the collection to life, to the incredible inclusive spirit on set, this campaign is an important part of the new Victoria’s Secret standard we are creating.”
Jirau is only the second Puerto Rican model to star on a Victoria’s Secret campaign. She follows the supermodel Joan Smalls, who first began modelling for the brand in 2010.
Sofia Jirau Age
She was born Sofía Isabel Jirau González on March 26, 1996 in Puerto Rico.
Sofia Jirau Family
Sofia Jirau was born to her parents, Frankie Jirau and Mimi Gonzalez. She is the second eldest of four children.
Sofia Jirau Height
Sofia Jirau’s height has not been revealed. People with Down Syndrome tend to have short stature as their growth in height is slower. The average height for men is 154 cm (5 ft 1 in) and for women is 142 cm (4 ft 8 in). We can therefore make an educated guess and say Sofia Jirau is about 4 ft 8 in (142 cm) tall.
Sofia Jirau Nationality
She is of Puerto Rican nationality.
Sofia Jirau Ethnicity
She is Latina.
Sofia Jirau Instagram
Sofia Jirau’s Instagram handle is @sofiajirau. Modeling, photoshoots and runway looks dominate her Instagram account, which has over 260k followers.