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Transgender Beauty Valentina Sampaio Graces ELLE Brazil’s Ethereal July Cover

Valentina Sampaio sent shock waves through the industry when she became the first transgender model to front the cover of Vogue, lending her grace and stunning beauty to Vogue Paris’ electrifying March cover. Prior to that, the Brazilian beauty covered ELLE Brazil in November 2016 and now the magazine welcomes her back for July 2017. Captured by Nicole Heiniger, Valentina is a vision in white Burberry on the light and airy cover.

Elle Brazil July 2017 : Valentina Sampaio by Nicole Heiniger


The cover received immediate attention on our forums. “So simple and beautiful. She really sells me this, such a strong presence from her, right down to her hands. Excellent!” Miss Dalloway approved straight away.

“So beautiful, so very ELLE,” commented kokobombon.

“A real shame the March cover of Vogue Paris did practically nothing for Valentina’s career. Still, it’s nice to see the Brazilian magazines championing their own talent!” vogue28 said.

Tigerrouge shared the same sentiments, stating, “I wish she’d get more work, I think she’s great!”

In agreement over how terrific the cover turned out was Benn98. “What a gorgeous cover, much better than what Vogue Paris did with her. This is Valentina’s second ELLE Brazil cover, and in a way I think they were instrumental in getting her recognized,” he pointed out.

“Pretty! I love the colors of this cover,” admired forum member liaa.

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