Valentina Sampaio has made a splash in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. The 23-year-old Brazilian model is the first transgender woman to be featured in the magazine.
Sampaio was dubbed a 2020 Rookie in the issue, which will be released July 21. SI Swim and Sampaio debuted the photo spread, shot by Josie Clough on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands, on Instagram Friday. "I was filled with so many emotions of happiness when I heard the news.