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Sports Illustrated’s First Openly Trans Model Valentina Sampaio Hopes to Encourage Trans Acceptance

  Last year, Valentina Sampaio became the first openly transgender model for Victoria’s Secret. A few years earlier, she was the first trans model to appear on a Vogue cover. Now she’s making history again, this time as the first trans model to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated‘s iconic Swimsuit Issue. And on top of it…