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This Trans Model Landed the Cover of Elle Brazil, and She SLAYS

This Trans Model Landed the Cover of Elle Brazil, and She SLAYS

This Trans Model Landed the Cover of Elle Brazil, and She SLAYS

Let's show Valentina some love!

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More and more these days, we're seeing the fashion and modeling spaces of the world making space for more trans and non-binary models. It's far from balanced or perfect, but it is getting better, which is no doubt a testament to the endurance, dedication, and fierceness of the trans models who are paving the way.

A perfect example of that is a trans model from Brazil named Valentina Sampaio, who recently stunned on ELLE Brazil's November cover.

 

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Aside from her beauty, what should really be causing people to stop and pay attention is the fact that Valentina is only 19-years-old. This is a major accomplishment for a young, non-binary person, and a teenage model in general, especially since being a model these days usually requires that one has famous family members.

This year, Valentina celebrated her first International Women's Day and shot a video with L'Oreal Paris (see below), both commemorating the occasion and using it as a platform to come out as trans. In the video she says, "Beauty is something that transcends the body," and finishes with, "It comes from the soul."

Valentina is not the first to make strides for diversity in fashion, and she certainly will not be the last. To get to know more extraordinary trans models, check out Allure, and for more of Valentina, watch below!

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Buffy Flores

Aries/Taurus cusp, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @buffyonabudget.

Aries/Taurus cusp, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @buffyonabudget.