Victoria's Secret welcome their first model with Down Syndrome

trending 21/02/2022

A model has made history after being the first down syndrome woman to be featured in a Victoria's secret campaign.

Sofia Jirau, from Puerto Rico, is featured in the inclusion campaign alongside 18 different women with a variety of backgrounds, to launch their new 'Love Cloud' collection.

The 25-year-old model anounced the news on Instagram to her following of 417k. 

One day I dreamed of it, I worked on it and today it is a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret… I am the first Victoria's Secret model with Down syndrome! 💗

Sofia continued to thank her followers for their support along with thanking Victorias Secret for seeing her as a '#nolimits model'.

Jirau debuted as a model at New York Fashion Week in 2020 and has shared on her website that she is 'proud to be one of the few models with Down's syndrome who has managed to participate in the important fashion event'.

The new collection is part of Victoria's Secrets committment to inclusivity and diversity, which head creative director Raúl Martinez describes as a "a major moment in the brand's evolution."

This is a step in the right direction from Victoria's Secret for sure 👏