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24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome

Love Cloud, Victoria’s Secret’s latest campaign brings models from all spheres of life. A fitness coach, a young woman in a wheelchair and even a firefighter has been a part of the newest campaign.

Love Cloud, Victoria’s Secret’s latest campaign brings models from all spheres of life. A fitness coach, a young woman in a wheelchair, and even a firefighter have been a part of the newest campaign.

Today we at Anomalous Club decided to bring you some interesting facts about Sofia Jirau, Victoria’s secret’s first fashion model with down syndrome. 

The fashion world has been her biggest passion 

24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
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24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram
24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram

Sofia Jirau, is a girl from Puerto Rico. From an early age Sofia has been dreaming to get into the fashion industry. Finally in February 2020 she was able to achieve her dream. A fashion designer named Marisa Santiago invited her  to walk at New York Fashion week. Sofia was so impressed by this event, she wrote on her Instagram “Yesterday, I achieved a dream. I was born for this and I want to show the world that I have everything a model needs to shine.” She has also walked for the Puerto Rican fashion designer in October 2021. 

Her career took another turn with the famous brand

24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
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24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram
24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
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The Love Cloud collection’s inclusive campaign from Victoria’s Secret has become one of Sofia’s life goals that she’s been able to achieve. She posted a photo of herself in the campaign on instagram saying “One day I dreamed about it, I worked to get there, and today it’s a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret. I am the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome! Thank you all for always supporting me in my endeavors. This is just the beginning!”

Sofia has one more dream to come true 

24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
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24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram
24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram

Having her own accessories brand is one more goal that this beautiful woman has achieved. Her brand name is Alvett, which translates to “I love it”. Her brand features accessories like notebooks, phone covers, bags, pillowcases, and mugs. All these accessories are designed by Sofia.

She also spends time promoting the beauty of inclusivity

 

24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram
24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram
24 year old Sophia Jirau becomes Victoria Secrets first model with down syndrome
© sofiajirau / Instagram

Sofia not only breaks through the fashion world, she also likes to inspire others. “Sin Limites” is her own campaign that raises awareness about Down syndrome. She absolutely believes that models with down syndrome can model and hold jobs. 

What do you think about her story? Did you find it inspiring? We would love to hear your thoughts. 

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