Valentina Sampaio Makes History in Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue 2020

Joanna Elizabeth


Published July 13, 2020

Photos by Josie Clough

Valentina Sampaio (JOY Model Management) lands a coveted spot as a Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue 2020 rookie. She makes history as the first transgender model to appear in the magazine. Photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, the Brazilian bombshell flaunts her figure in smoldering looks. One shot shows her in a one-piece from HAUS OF PINK LEMONAID. Another image features Valentina wearing a TRIANGL bikini set. “I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,” Valentina says.

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