Sofia Jirau: Victoria’s Secret marketing campaign options first mannequin with Down Syndrome


Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

This week, 24-year-old model Sofia Jirau became the first person with Down syndrome to appear in a campaign for Victoria’s Secret.

The Puerto Rican model appeared alongside 17 other women to promote the new all-day-comfort Love Cloud collection, which the brand hopes will “reinforc(e) Victoria’s Secret’s commitment to welcoming and celebrating all women,” according to a press statement.

The group is made up of both professional and non-professional models, of all different skin tones, body sizes, and ages. Famous faces like Hailey Bieber, Taylor Hill and Adut Akech join Celilo Miles, an Indigenous wildland firefighter who poses with her helmet and Sylvia Buckler, an accessory designer and mom who holds her pregnancy bump in her portrait. Valentina Sampaio, who became the lingerie brand’s first openly transgender model in 2019, is also in the campaign.
24-year-old Sofia Jirau, from Puerto Rico, is the first model with Down syndrome to model for Victoria's Secret.

24-year-old Sofia Jirau, from Puerto Rico, is the first model with Down syndrome to model for Victoria’s…