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Sofía Jirau Makes History as First Victoria's Secret Model With Down Syndrome

“I’ll tell everyone to just dream. To dream, because every dream can come true.”

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Sofía Jirau Makes History as First Victoria's Secret Model With Down Syndrome

“I’ll tell everyone to just dream. To dream, because every dream can come true.”

Moving away from its original identity, Victoria’s Secret‘s rebranding initiative has emphasized inclusivity, enlisting names like Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra and Paloma Elsesser. Now, Sofía Jirau joins the label for its latest “Love Cloud” campaign, making history as the first model with Down syndrome to work with VS.

Hailing from Puerto Rico, the 24-year-old joins the lingerie brand in “reinforc[ing] Victoria’s Secret’s commitment to welcoming and celebrating all women.” Speaking with NBC News, she said: “I want to tell the whole world that people with my condition, Down syndrome, inside and out, we have no limits. People who have Down syndrome like me are capable of getting a job, creating their own business, and working hard like me.”

Jirau, who made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2020, further added: “I’ll tell everyone to just dream. To dream, because every dream can come true.” Since starting her modeling career three years ago, she has been using her platform to empower those with Down syndrome. “You have to work hard, you have to work very hard, and more. My next dream is modeling in Europe, Paris and Italy,” she shared.

See Jirau in Victoria’s Secret’s “Love Cloud” collection above.

 

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