A Puerto Rican model has made history by becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to appear in a Victoria’s Secret campaign.
The 24-year-old Puerto Rican model announced the news on social media, joining the fashion brand for a new underwear line and campaign, Love Cloud Collection, alongside 17 other women. Jiaru thanked Victoria’s Secret for seeing her as a model “without limits” alongside a black and white photo of herself modeling a Victoria’s Secret bra.
“One day I dreamed of it, I worked for it and today it’s a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret,” Jirau wrote. “I am Victoria’s Secret’s first model with Down syndrome!”
“Thank you Victoria’s Secret for seeing me as a model who has #NoLimits and making me part of the inclusive Love Cloud Collection campaign,” she added. “Inside and out, there are no limits.”
Jirau made her New York Fashion Week debut in February 2020, just a month before the COVID-19 outbreak shut down the world.
Her career flourished during the pandemic, and she amassed a sizable social media following. She launched her own “No Limits” campaign to raise awareness about Down syndrome, which drew the attention of Victoria’s Secret execs.
|Full Name||Sofía Isabel Jirau González|
|Birthdate||March 26, 1996|
|Birth Place||Puerto Rico|
|Profession||Model and influencer|
October 25, 2021