Valentina Sampaio becomes first trans swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated

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      According to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, if one of its rookie models had three wishes, the first would be to "have love and respect for all humans to live a dignified life with equal rights to exist and flourish".

      Valentina Sampaio's second wish would be to seen for the person and woman that she is—"while living a meaningful life that makes a positive impact on the world beyond my individual self".

      The third wish? "To create a love-filled family life of my own."

      Sampaio, a 23-year-old who hails from northern Brazil, also happens to the first trans swimsuit model in the history of Sports Illustrated.

      This was three years after she was the first trans cover model on Vogue's Paris edition.

      She was also the first trans model to work for Victoria's Secret.

      And no, she's not related to another Victoria's Secret model and former SI swimsuit subject, Sara Sampaio.

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