維多莉亞祕密出現首位跨性別模特兒 | Victoria’s Secret hires first transgender model

照片攝於2017年3月16日,巴西跨性別超模桑帕伊奧,穿著巴西設計師品牌Amir Slama於巴西聖保羅時尚週走秀。|FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio wears a creation from the Amir Slama collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
照片攝於2017年3月16日,巴西跨性別超模桑帕伊奧,穿著巴西設計師品牌Amir Slama於巴西聖保羅時尚週走秀。|FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio wears a creation from the Amir Slama collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】超模桑帕伊奧(Valentina Sampaio)成為首位跨性別維多利亞的秘密模特兒。去年,維多莉亞總裁曾為不僱用跨性別模特兒失言風波道歉。

Valentina Sampaio has become the first openly transgender model hired by Victoria’s Secret nearly a year after a top company official was pressured to apologize for implying trans women are off brand.

來自巴西的桑帕伊奧日前在維多莉亞副牌Pink活動後台拍照上傳社群網站,許多明星都表示為桑帕伊奧開心,包括美國變性藝人拉維恩·考克斯。

Sampaio, a Brazilian, has been posting from behind the scenes of a VS Pink campaign to the delight of celebrities who include Laverne Cox.

同為跨性別的考克斯留言:「終於啊!」

Cox who is also transgender, posted on one of Sampaio’s photos: “Wow finally!”

去年11月,品牌總監艾德雷澤克(Ed Razek)在Vogue雜誌訪問中提到,維多利亞的年度電視走秀永遠不會邀請跨性別模特兒,因為他認為這場秀應該要非常「夢幻」。發言引發不少爭議,事後Ed Razek也為失言風波道歉。

Last November, marketing officer Ed Razek of parent L Brands Inc., said in a Vogue interview that the annual Victoria’s Secret angels TV special would never include “transsexuals” because “the show is a fantasy.” He apologized after outrage ensued.

維多莉亞秘密走秀最近收視率走下坡,公司也開始重新考慮雇用跨性別模特兒。

Sampaio was not hired for the show, and the company is rethinking having one at all after ratings sagged last time around.