Sofia Jirau announced that she has become a new kind of angel. The Puerto Rican model with Down syndrome has starred in Love Cloud Collection, the campaign that pays homage to inclusion and diversity for all women. Victoria’s Secret is now dressing in diversity by putting all its efforts in changing its image and begins to include all body types.
Although the Victoria’s Secret signing already made her debut during New York Fashion Week parading for designer Marisa Santiago, she has now made the leap to fame. One of the most prestigious firms in the world in women’s lingerie has officially incorporated to its cast of models.
She herself has shown her joy and pride in her instagram profile posing in some photographs of this campaign that she accompanies with a text of thanks. “One day I dreamed it, I worked on it and today it is a dream come true. Finally I can tell you my big secret,” Jirau wrote. She followed up with, “I am the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome!”
Between criticism and controversy, this company has always been in the eye of the storm for promoting “stereotypical canons of beauty”. Victoria’s Secret this week has gone a step further and has achieved the applause of his followers. A commitment to diversity and equality as Valentina Sampaio, first transsexual woman in the models of the firm.
Undoubtedly, fashion is changing and adjusting to the new times. Victoria’s Secret joins other firms to claim the presence of other bodies on the catwalks. Sofia Jirau is now a fashion icon.