This is awesome!
Brazilian catwalker Valentina Sampaio is on the cover of French Vogue as its first transgender cover model ever!
Editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt explained and defended the decision in her monthly editor's letter, saying:
"Apart from one small detail, Valentina, the femme fatale, was born a boy. It's a detail one would prefer not to have to mention… but Valentina is on the cover of Vogue this month, not just for her looks or her sparkling personality, but because despite herself she embodies an age-old arduous struggle to be recognized and not to be perceived as something Other."
Valentina has previously covered Elle in Brazil, but being on the cover of Vogue Paris, one of the leading magazines in fashion, is a big deal.