Sports Illustrated to put trans model on 2020 swimsuit edition cover

Sports Illustrated to put trans model on 2020 swimsuit edition cover
Valentina Sampaio. Access video, YouTube

[Ed. – I 4/4ths don’t care about the swimsuit issue, per se, but I doubt the audience for it really thought this was what they were signing up for.]

For the first time in its 56-year-history, this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit magazine will feature a transgender model.

Brazilian-born model Valentina Sampaio, who became the first transgender model to work with Victoria’s Secret, will grace the pages of the newest swimsuit edition scheduled for release on July 21. …

Sampaio is optimistic about having a role in changing the stereotypes surrounding transgender people, who are physically assaulted at alarming levels in her home country of Brazil.

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