Valentina Sampaio Wiki, Bio, Age, Sister, Surgery, Height, Net Worth, Plastic Surgery, Nationality, Instagram, Before Photos
Valentina Sampaio Biography – Valentina Sampaio Wiki
Valentina Sampaio is a Brazilian model and actress. She was hired by Victoria’s Secret as their first openly transgender model in August 2019.
Sampaio initially studied architecture in Fortaleza, but she dropped out at 16 to study at a fashion college. It was there that a makeup artist discovered her and signed her with a São Paulo modeling agency.
She left her home state of Ceará for the first time to act in an independent film in Rio de Janeiro that later debuted at São Paulo Fashion Week. In November 2016, she first walked her first runway at São Paulo Fashion Week.
Soon after, L’Oréal made a short film about Sampaio, which they released on International Women’s Day, and later the company made her one of the company’s brand ambassadors. She is one of L’Oréal’s several Brazilian spokeswomen along with Grazi Massafera, Taís Araújo, Juliana Paes, Isabeli Fontana, Emanuela de Paula, Ágatha Moreira, and Sophia Abrahão.
In February 2017, Sampaio received international media attention after appearing on the cover of Vogue Paris and becoming the first transgender model to appear on the magazine’s cover. Later that year, she also appeared the covers of Vogue Brasil and Vogue Germany.
Valentina Sampaio Age
Valentina Sampaio was born on December 10, 1996, in Aquiraz, Ceará, Brazil.
Valentina Sampaio Parents
Her mother is a schoolteacher and her father is a fisherman.
Valentina Sampaio Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated will feature Valentina Sampaio as its first openly transgender model for the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue.
Valentina Sampaio was named as one of the eight Rookie models featured in the 2020 edition. The other Rookie models are Brooks Nader, Josephine Skriver, Lorena Duran, Kim Riekenberg, Marquita Pring, Anita Marshall, and Hyunjoo Hwang.
She wrote in an Instagram post: “I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way.
“I was born trans in a remote, humble fishing village in northern Brazil. Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community in the world—three times that of the U.S.
“Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds. We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a loving and accepting family, having a fruitful experience at school or finding dignified work are unimaginably limited and challenging.”
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I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way. I was born trans in a remote, humble fishing village in northern Brazil. Brazil is a beautiful country, but it also hosts the highest number of violent crimes and murders against the trans community in the world—three times that of the U.S. Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds. We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a loving and accepting family, having a fruitful experience at school or finding dignified work are unimaginably limited and challenging. 💜🧡💛❤️💚
Sports Illustrated said in a statement to Primal Information: “Our goal in selecting who we feature in the SI Swimsuit Issue is centered around identifying some of the most inspiring, interesting and multidimensional women that we can find.
“Valentina has been on our radar for some time now and when we finally met face-to-face it became apparent that besides her obvious beauty, she is an impassioned activist, a true pioneer for the LGBT+ community and just simply embodies the well-rounded woman we are proud to have represent SI Swimsuit across our platforms.”
Valentina Sampaio Victoria Secret
On August 5, 2019, it was confirmed that Victoria’s Secret had hired model Valentina Sampaio for a campaign, to be released in mid-August, for its PINK line. Valentina’s agent, Erio Zanon, confirmed the news to CNN.
Valentina’s manager Erio Zanon told E! News that the campaign is “amazing and groundbreaking…She is super happy and proud to represent all her community.” He continued, “She hopes this opportunity shall be another step to break barriers.”
On August 1, Valentina posted a behind-the-scenes photo of herself on her Instagram account tagging a Victoria’s Secret account in the post and using the hashtags, “#vspink #campaign #representatividade #diversity #beauty #selfie #model.”
On August 2, she posted a video of herself with the caption “Never stop dreaming genteee” and hashtags including #staytuned, #vspink and #diversity.
After Valentina posted her Instagram from the campaign shoot, transgender actress Laverne Cox wrote, “Wow finally!” Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro, a fellow Brazilian, commented with five clapping emojis and also tweeted: “First transgender to shoot with Vs! This make me so happy!”
Valentina Sampaio and Sara Sampaio
Valentina is not related to Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio. However, they both have brown hair and green eyes.
Valentina Sampaio Before Transition – Valentina Sampaio Birth Name
At 8 years of age, her psychologist identified her as transgender, but she did not start calling herself Valentina until she was 12. She has said “I always felt like a girl” but she refuses to reveal what her name was before she chose Valentina or when she transitioned.
Valentina Sampaio Height
Valentina Sampaio stands at a height of 5 feet 9 1⁄2 inches (1.77 m).
Valentina Sampaio Nationality
She is of Brazilian nationality.
Valentina Sampaio Gender Surgery
Valentina underwent gender swap surgery.
Valentina Sampaio Boyfriend
Valentina is single.