06 October 2022,   22:19
Victoria’s Secret features first model with Down syndrome

Sofía Jirau is making history in the modeling world. The 25-year-old woman from Puerto Rico is one of the newest models for Victoria’s Secret - and is the first model in the company’s history to have Down syndrome, writes cbsnews.com.

Jirau announced her new role on Instagram this week, writing in Spanish that it is “a dream come true”. Jirau is modeling for the brand’s Love Cloud collection.

“There are no limits”, she wrote, adding her favorite phrase and life motto, “Alavett!”, meaning “I love it!”

The Love Cloud campaign is modeled by 18 women who defy the traditional images that Victoria’s Secret and other brands have traditionally included in their ads. Along with Jirau, their campaign also includes Miriam Blanco, who is paraplegic, Sylvia Kwon, who is pregnant, and Celilo Miles, a Nez Perce Tribe-Wildland firefighter.