Sofía Jirau is a 24-year-old Puerto Rican model, and she confirmed on her Instagram she is the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome. Jirau wrote in her caption, “One day I dreamed of it, I worked on it and today it is a dream come true.” She went on to write, “Thank you Victoria’s Secret for seeing me as a model who has #NoLimits and making me part of the inclusive Love Cloud Collection campaign. Inside and out, there are no limits.” Her announcement was filled with comments of love and congratulations for the accomplishment.
Jirau came into the international fashion world in 2020 when she walked in Marisa Santiago’s show at New York Fashion Week. “When I was little,” Jirau told People at the time, “I looked myself in the mirror and said, ‘I’m going to be a model and a businesswoman.'”
Along with being a model, Jirau is also a businesswoman. She has her own clothing and accessories line, Alavett. The name comes from how she spells her “favorite words to say” — “I love it.”