Meet Sofía Jirau: Victoria Secret’s Latest Star

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| LAST UPDATE 02/20/2022

By Zoe Browning
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In 2020, Peurto Rican model Sofía Jirau made her modeling debut walking the runways at New York Fashion Week. From there, her success continued to grow - and now she's revealed that she has become Victoria's Secret's first model with Down syndrome. Here's what she's had to say about the life-changing experience.

When Jirau was asked to be a part of the campaign for the new Love Cloud Bra collection, she immediately said yes and hopped on a flight to Los Angeles. From the start, she had an amazing time and even showed up for the photoshoot in style. The 24-year-old model revealed to NBC News, "It was a whole look." Then she got to work: "After that, we did the shoot, and we were ready!" The line of bras was created as something that would be comfortable enough to wear all day long. Jirau shared that she "loved the bra" that she was modeling. "With this new line, we are launching high-quality bras and panties in shapes that fit women's daily needs, in our ongoing effort to develop products that champion women and support their individual journeys," explained Chief Design Officer Janie Schaffer. 18 diverse models will be showcasing the collection. 

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@sofiajirau via Instagram
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"Like a shooting star, I felt like a shooting star," Jirau revealed about her experience with Victoria's Secret. "I want to tell the whole world that people with my condition, Down syndrome, inside and out, we have no limits." The model continued to inspire people to work towards their dreams, "I tell everyone to just dream because every dream can come true." But of course, working towards your goals is also is important. Jirau noted, "You have to work hard and more."

Jirau announced the remarkable news on her Instagram: "One day I dreamed it, I worked on it, and today it is a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret…" she captioned her post. "Thanks to all of you for always supporting me in my projects... This is just the beginning." She confessed to NBC News that her next goal is to hopefully model in Europe, especially big cities like Paris and Italy. We can't wait to see where this star's next adventure will take her...

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