vogue“Vogue Paris” is making a statement with its March cover. The fashion magazine features its first transgender model front and center — Brazil native Valentina Sampaio.

She appears on the cover wearing a bold metallic dress and accompanying smokey eye look. Translated from French, the cover reads “Transgender beauty: How they’re shaking up the world.”

The cover of the March issue, which hits stands on Feb. 23, was revealed in an Instagram post by Vogue Paris captioned “This month we are proud to celebrate transgender beauty and how models like Valentina Sampaio, who is posing for her first ever Vogue cover, are changing the face of fashion and deconstructing prejudice.”

In the issue’s editorial note, “Vogue Paris” Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt describes the moment Valentina arrived at the studio, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, as stunningly beautiful as any Vogue beauty.

“She is the absolute equal of Gisele, Daria, Edie or Anna. Apart from one small detail: Valentina, the femme fatale, was born a boy,” Alt wrote.

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