Valentina Sampaio is a Brazilian supermodel, actor and activist who believes in using her voice, position and platform to create change within the fashion industry and beyond.
In 2019, Valentina broke more boundaries and became the first transgender model to be signed by Victoria’s Secret. Of the signing, she said: “Being appointed the first transgender model for the brand is a hugely important moment not only for myself but for my community and beyond. I hope this can be a huge step towards more inclusivity and representation for everybody.”
A committed activist, Valentina is vocal about the challenges facing the trans community as well as her desire to use her voice and platform to implement positive change. In Fall 2019, Valentina took part in the Teen Vogue summit where she gave an emotional and inspiring speech drawing attention to her community and the need for equality and acceptance. Most recently, Valentina was an ambassador for GLAAD x Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day alongside Barack Obama, Talyor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres.