FASHION | Valentina Sampaio Is The First Transgender Model To Appear In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

It’s official: Valentina Sampaio just become the first transgender model to appear in the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. According to the brand’s website, the 23-year-old Brazilian model is one of eight Rookies, or newcomers to the magazine, that will be featured in this year’s iconic edition – which is set to hit stands later this month.

In a statement to Today, the magazine elaborated on their historical decision: ‘Valentina has been on our radar for some time now and when we finally met face-to-face it became apparent that besides her obvious beauty, she is an impassioned activist, a true pioneer for the LGBT+ community and just simply embodies the well-rounded woman we are proud to have represent SI Swimsuit across our platforms’.

Additionally, Sampaio released a statement of her own on Instagram in which she reflected on how it feels to hit such a huge milestone. The caption reads: ‘I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women  in a creative and dignified way’.


Cate Blanchett Sees Pandemic As Chance For Refelction On Plight Of Refugees

This year’s World Refugee Day offers a chance to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actor Cate Blanchett, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, says as the world grapples with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oscar winner and UNHCR goodwill said  the annual June 20 … Continue reading Cate Blanchett Sees Pandemic As Chance For Refelction On Plight Of Refugees

When Is The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee In Order To Boost Productivity?

Coffee lovers will tell you that every time of day is the best time to drink coffee; however experts say that there is an ideal time to sip a cup of joe in order to really reap the benefits of that caffeine boost. ‘If you are someone who has average tolerance to caffeine, then after having coffee, whether it’s … Continue reading When Is The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee In Order To Boost Productivity?

Forever Young: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Wrinkles And Fine Lines

When it comes to ageing, many of us would rather stay looking our youthful best longer, and will haiply splurge on all manner of expensive, high – end beauty products and treatments in order to do so. Despite the fact that fine lines and wrinkles are nothing to be ashamed of, that doesn’t mean we should … Continue reading Forever Young: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Wrinkles And Fine Lines

The Cindy Cheo ‘Peony Brooch’ Inducted Into The V&A Museum

The 2018 Black Label Masterpiece XVIII ‘Peony Broach‘ by Cindy Chao The Art Jewel was inducted into the acclaimed William and Judith Bollinger Gallery of the Victoria and Alerbert Museum. The one – of – a – king brooch is made primarily of purple colored titanium and set with thousands of rubies and diamonds. The red petals … Continue reading The Cindy Cheo ‘Peony Brooch’ Inducted Into The V&A Museum

Britain’s Prince William Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Britain’s Prince William, who contracted COVID-19 last year, revealed on Thursday he had received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. William, 38, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second – in – line to the British Throne, revealed on Twitter he had receive the shot earlier this week, alongside a picture of the moment … Continue reading Britain’s Prince William Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

‘Alarming’ Number Of Young People In UAE, Saudi Arabia Diagnosed With Cance: Study

Young people across the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a study. Almost half of new cancer cases in both countries are of patients under the age of 50%, the study revealed. … Continue reading ‘Alarming’ Number Of Young People In UAE, Saudi Arabia Diagnosed With Cance: Study

Angelina Jolie Discusses Life As A single Mon: ‘I’ve Been Alone A Long Time Now’

Angelina Jolie is opening up about being a single mother of six. The ‘Maleficent’ actress appeared on E!’s ‘Daily Pop’ this week to discuss her upcoming film, ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’, in which she dished on her life at home with her children. Asked how she juggles it all, from her Hollywood career, humanitarian … Continue reading Angelina Jolie Discusses Life As A single Mon: ‘I’ve Been Alone A Long Time Now’

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