VICTORIA’S SECRET Collaborates with a Black Transgender Model for the First Time

Ticket star Emira D’Spain, known as XOXOEMIRA on social media, has become Victoria’s first black transgender model. The 25-year-old model appeared in a TikTok video of a lingerie company on Valentine’s Day and suggested ways to spend Valentine’s Day happily to single people.

“My platform is based on self-confidence and self-love. I want to empower young transgender girls and boys and show them that the beauty and fashion industry is changing, especially for people of color. I’m proud to work with Victoria’s Secret and I hope it creates opportunities for other people as well,” said  Emira D’Spain.

In 2018, Victoria’s Secret had a scandal as the company’s head of marketing, Ed Razek, made transphobic comments as well as weight-based discriminatory comments. The company is still trying to restore the damaged image and has become more inclusive. In 2019, Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio became the first transgender woman the brand collaborated with, and D’Spain became the first black transgender woman to sign a contract with the brand.


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