Last week, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was cancelled for the first time in 24 years. Supermodel Shanina Shaik announced the cancellation in an interview with Australia's The Daily Telegraph.

The wildly popular VS fashion show has come under fire from social justice activists who criticized the leading women's lingerie brand for excluding male-to-female transgenders and full-figured women from the runway.

On August 5, Victoria's Secret confirmed that MTF model Valentina Sampaio, 22, was hired to model for the brand. Sampaio was born a boy in Brazil in 1996.

The news was met by excitement and relief, particularly in the LGBT+ community.

According to, Sampaio will model for VS PINK's back-to-campus campaign this month (August). Models in the campaign will showcase lingerie, loungewear, and accessories.

Victoria's Secret chief marketing officer apologized in an interview with Vogue after saying he didn't think the show should include MTF transgenders or plus-size models because Victoria's Secret appeals to male fantasies.

"If you're asking if we've considered putting a transgender model in the show or looked at putting a plus-size model in the show, we have," he told Vogue. "We attempted to do a television special for plus-sizes (in 2000). No one had any interest in it, still don't," he said.

According to social media posts, the company chose to cancel this year's show rather than cave to the pressure to feature transgender or plus-size models on the catwalk.

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  • Keyshia Ray


  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    This is the chrisette michelke of trans, they asked other popular unclockables and they disrespectfully declined based on VS history with the lgbtq and your thirsty @$$ is the one who stood up and agreed to be the mascot. Tragic. She’s not even pretty either tuh

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile now what’s sexy about those broad azz shoulders looking like Dwight Howard????? *goes back into lurk mode*

  • Jai

    She kinda looks like Mrs. Trump in first picture, so right there...clocked! I feel like simple conversations reveal alot to. But men choose not to believe I guess.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    On the catwalk with that makeup and STRONG neck Clockable but picture below with less drag makeup not Clockable..

  • JALC

    Can't no ninja sell me, a female, undies. Mental illness I tell ya...straight mental illness.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I've always said Melania is a splitting image of Caitlyn Jenner when her face has been flat ironed/botoxed.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    The shoulders tell the story...

  • Kimocha

    I'm sorry but NOTHIN ab this dude is unclockable!


    This is a slap in the face to WOMEN. Any woman who cosigns this should be ashamed. So we are just not permitted to have ANYTHING to celebrate who we are as women because ''MEN'' who claim to be women and are forcing us to accept this lunacy say so? If this isn't the most misogynistic shit I have ever seen!

  • xenaD

    Definitely clockable

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I don't recall cancellations for under-representation of brown girls ...not my fight. *shrug*??

  • Dun Dilly

    TRANS MEN have now convinced women that MEN can be BETTER women than Women. ....."PROGRESS", huh?

  • Fiona

    Do what you want with your life. However, I do believe transsexuals are mentally ill. Their perception of themselves does not align with reality.

  • Ms.Devereaux


  • Cricket404

    Sexuality is a spectrum- Euphoria season finale, best show on TV right now.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Damnnn look at that neck in the first pix....they both still look like a female in comparison tew the one who hacked Capital One

  • Madashelle

    Well, all I got to say is that the company has every right not to do the fashion show instead of bowing down to the LGBT community.

    It's not enough that they want to be women, but now they want to completely insert themselves in an industry where men want to look at real woman.

    What a world. What a world. ?


    EXACTLY, this is oppression at it's finest and if you disagree you are maimed and shamed!

  • Calikush

    ???..........He still looka like a man! Ain’t nothing feminine on ol’ dude except his hair. Not only is this mofo ain’t foolin’ nobody, but he can’t tell me chit about a panty and bra set. Victoria Secret is wack for this.........??

  • Renee26

    I was pretty sure last week that VS had already had plus sized and trans models already... All that outrage for nothin

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ummm the first MTF can almost past for Tom Brady’s wife Giselle??

  • Phillybruh

    Considering VS is almost bankrupt, this is a clear shot at pandering to a group or groups that they didn't feel they needed until they do.

  • Renee26

    Sike... What opinion poll did you take??

    My hetro female self is in no way or form intimidated by these people.

    To each their own

  • Ghetto Real Name


  • Renee26

    Not really... Why should we feel shame?? Please elaborate

  • xxxgracious

    Well I'd like to trade rn and give any MTF these cramps I'm having. It's all fun and games dressing up and putting on makeup but I'd like to see these boys handle menstrual cycles and child birth. Smfh! And this is exactly why I wear high heels and strut like I'm Naomi Cambell to let them know I'm a real woman we damn sure ain't in NO COMPETITION!

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Lord they say Stevie j got temporary primary custody of him and joselin daughter until their court date on 8-15-19 and btw I saw the pics of Lori and steve and diddy all on vacay in Italy out to eat and my god that girl does look like a young version of Kim ?? it was shocking I was looking at the pics like did they photoshop this it’s scary
    Now the fact that diddy seemed to take Kim’s death real hard and he now has someone that looks like her I think he thinks this is his chance at a do over

  • Nita Pie

    I dont have a problem with the inclusion of a plus size model, that too is some men fantasy. I do have a problem with everything and everybody trying to force this gay shh on people. If they was gone use the trans boy then do it why make a big commotion about it OMG. I have a 6 yr old daughter and I haven't had to have the "thats a man it dresses like a girl" convo or ready too. I dont feel I have too she will see it eventually but I'm not about to give it to her on a platter.

  • Seldomseen

    In that white top black skirt she is truly unclockable. Bruce Jenner take note

  • Myopinion
  • Kanyade
  • Alextra Ballard

    Maybe our questionnaire hasn’t arrived in the mail yet

  • Phillybruh

    Are you watching the Victoria Secret fashion show with your six year old?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I totally agree

  • SpiceGirl
  • Vonn

    I love this gif.

  • Alextra Ballard


  • iWasteTime

    I said last week Jose was keeping that baby from him. Court said the same and the judge is not happy she took her to LA when she knew he was coming to MIA to get the baby ... smh She let Steebie look like the better parent.

    It is very very eerie how much she favors her. I wish he'd really disconnect and grieve

  • DeJeri

    I was forced to. When "Caitlyn" Jenner had her little show, I paused to watch a little of it and my daughter said, "those women are strange looking. Why are they all so ugly?" SMH

  • TheOwley

    Boys in the UK are being taught men can menstruate. And men will be allowed to enter women's sports thanks the US legislation driven entirely by democrats. Thank you BHO. All they have to do is say they are women. Progress indeed.

  • TheOwley

    Actually, it's everyone's fight. Women, daughters, girls, females, XX people will be slowly pushed to the side by men who say they are women.

  • DeJeri

    The problem is, people forget how much plastic surgery and hormones that it takes to achieve this look. Back in the day they didn't have access to all of the things currently provided by modern technology, so it has them thinking they're better than real women when really they look the way they do, as a result of extreme medical intervention.

  • DeJeri

    She looks pretty. I would never have known.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Shoulders??? I dunT seen str8 females with broad shoulders...them shoulders were sew broad,I thought they were wearing pads

  • Coy little wink

    The brow ridge tells the story...

  • Alextra Ballard

    ? season is ret around the corna...bettin on my home team and rootin hard for the Steelers

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I won't be fighting. I've already switched - they don't get my coins.

  • Luv Pitties

    Not to mention those wide shoulders and straight hip area. Triangular shape for sure.


    Women have been considered second class to men since the beginning of time. We have had to prove our worth, intelligence, and have fought for equality for a very long time. Now, MEN who suffer from a MENTAL ILLNESS once again are given the authority to oppress us by invading our spaces, hindering our ability to celebrate womanhood and our pride of being women by making us conform and accept that they are in fact WOMEN because this is their belief. Biologically, scientifically and most importantly COMMON SENSE let's us know they are NOT! If a white woman demanded to be accepted as a black woman when she clearly is NOT, we would be outraged and offended yet we are made to accept this perversion as fact! The world has gone to shit and I welcome the rapture!

  • Tasha Nicole

    So trannies will be apart of VS before plus size women that represent a much larger demographic than Trans.
    Thats why this company is going into the ground!
    They deserve it. lol

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    "Secret appeals to male fantasies"
    Umm, its 2019 men do want to see them, just turn on the news buddy

  • Rhyme and Reason

    She looks good, and there is a place for trans women, but unclockable or not they will never be or replace biological women...that is the men can openly be with men...without any social stigma...have chicks with d-c-s!

    It’s still about power, strengthening the patriarchal system, disempowering women!

    I consider a trans woman or man those who undergo the surgery and exchange genitals, otherwise they’re drag queens or cross dressers!

  • Banka

    I guess nowadays you have to please everyone, just to stay in business..... we are living in a shady world.!!

  • Banka


  • Renee

    They should really stop with the played out semantics! They cannot honestly profess that he is the first transgender on a VS runway.

  • TheOwley

    The fight is for the women in your life that you love: mom, sisters, nieces, girls of your friends.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Victor was gay, that was the secret. He became victoria, and thst was their little secret.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Yes omg courts are starting to catch on to parents using a child to play dirty and keeping a child away from a parent folks gone start losing custody behind this mess. And yes diddy got me nervous it I think he gone give this girl EVERYTHING JUST WATCH

  • currvalicious

    Chile, those cheekbones in the first pic....I mean I don't have anything else...they seem to be successfully mainstreaming this sex-change bullshyt. It's blasphemy. It's a sin against nature & our Almighty. This isn't natural, this is some sy-fy, Twilight Zone laboratory shyt. Instead of focusing on real cures that can save lives & make the human race stronger; they'd rather play around w/changing men into women & vice versa.



  • Logan Roberts

    I personally don't want to see any balls in nothing that's supposed to be geared towards me. Maybe Victoria's Secret can start a division called Victor's Secret.

  • Dahl

    Bird gang! ?

  • Dahl

    I didnt see the five things...

  • Ryan

    If this is what they were being pressured to put out there I can understand why they cancelled it.

  • Renee26

    Well it hasn't hindered my ability to celebrate my femininity or celebrate the beauty in other women either... Maybe that's a internal feeling you should work on. Nobody else's life choices should ever take away from your self-esteem and view of self worth.

    I wish you the best on your journey because right now it seems like you are focused on the wrong things.

  • MJF


  • Renee26

    It got lost chile

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People need to quit playin.

  • Guess Who

    So women modeling women's clothing/lingerie/shoes, etc is just not "normal" anymore, huh?



    1.My self esteem is in tact and is NOT the issue here. I am fully aware of my worth sister! A man in a dress does not take away from my self esteem, and how I view myself, the Lord stuck his foot in it when he created me, trust!
    2. If MEN want to pretend to be women that does not affect me at all, it affects me and ALL women when MEN pretending to be women are DEMANDING to be regarded as women when they are NOT! It affects women when we are told MEN can join GIRLS scouts, WOMEN'S sports (which they are cheating at) use our bathroom facilities, and impose on things like a WOMAN'S FASHION SHOW. it affects women when MEN pretending to be women are telling us we are to accept lunacy as such because mentally ill MEN say so!
    3. I celebrate all WOMEN and in doing so is one of the many reasons this atrocity against women is hurting WOMEN and all we worked for. WOMEN are made to be celebrated. Now, I wish you the best because you are CLEARLY NOT focused on the right things.. xoxoxox

  • Sushi

    Do it......

  • KLo

    Fabulous hunni

  • samuel severino

    There are way more trannies that are Victoria Secret models than just this one. Starting w Gisele Bundchen.

    And before you get all emotional what do your eyes tell you? How many scarves can she wear over his neck to cover his Adam’s Apple?

  • Sha

    I never was a Victoria Secret type of person, never watched the run way, I found it a little bias, they only had 1 black person maybe 2 now.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I think homosexuals in general not wired right I stay far away from them they will kill in a heartbeat


    Plastic surgery works wonders... First picture a dude like... Second picture looks like a typical girl. WOW
    Those Foreigns get em every time.

  • Vonda K

    Mmmm Very Clockable.

  • Renee26

    Your previous answer to why women should feel ashamed goes against everything you just typed in this response here ?

  • Leigh Burton

    Stevie Wonder can see that he is a man! He is definitely clockable!

  • Guest

    Looks less clockable without the heavy makeup but still clockable.

  • Li-Wright

    The people who are complaining are only a FEW PEOPLE! Why do these companies cave in to a couple of hundred people who aint buying their SHY^^^T anyway?

  • J2PC


  • J2PC

    Oh it's clockable. Something about the features or bonelines, strong hands, ears, teeth setting & all says maybe a man or use to be one.

  • Tee Bullock

    Shoulder and bone structure lets me know it's a trans

  • Kayke

    Soon we’ll be third class citizens.

  • Kayke

    We don’t need to fight. We need to opt out

  • TheOwley

    Then they win.

  • Kayke

    The funny thing is he looks just like the yt girls they usually have .... actually cuter than that Hard-faced Giselle.....Fenty had a Trans model, who turned out to be a real woman. VS hasn’t gotten my coins for years, so continue.

  • Kayke

    Win what? Being objectified? .... I’ll be the first to say Congrats.

  • Let them eat cake


  • TheOwley

    Women and men were created differently. Men have always had the advantage over women. Women have broken free of a lot of things. Looks like they are going back to the men's plantation.

  • Let them eat cake

    this is what i've been saying all along now. you see trans women in the media not trans men. this is still male privilege.

  • samuel severino

    That is because a lot of them ARE trans.

  • Let them eat cake

    male privilege

  • Love Luv

    Unclockable ... get that term out their heads. Some people have no issue clocking someone upside their head if they try the wrong one.

  • Let them eat cake


  • MRiGOThim

    He's cute but...Dem shoulders, elbows, kneecaps, and facial structure gives em away O_o

  • dru and neil

    More power to her, but she’s not unclockable with those broad shoulders, no offense I hope.

  • Allihave2say

    That Skrong arse face!

  • MJ

    Stevie Wonder could see that jawline. I be looking at this folks who claim they can't tell like?

  • MRiGOThim
  • Rhyme and Reason

    Male privilege indeed! You’re right, even with the bathroom issue, it was particularly directed at girls or women’s restrooms!

    GQ or People’s Sexiest Man Alive have yet to feature a trans man on their respective covers!

  • Eileen

    and this is the end result of feminism when ya break it all down we said women can do anything a man can do but we never thought it would come back to haunt us and now these lila sisses are saying hay I can do anything a women can do! If this upsets you just look at a feminist and say thanks for nothing!

  • imright

    i can tell thats a man. you can tell thats a man.

  • Not Today

    I'm just disgusted, and disturbed. This is, and should not be News.....Yep came hear just to say it. I don't want to hear shit about everyone can be who they want an blaz? blaz?. Shits getting nerve racking.. I'm out....

  • lovelygamour

    this is going to drive off some of their clients. think about it. if you are a tall or manlier looking woman then you arent going to want to wear what the trans wears.

  • Madame Fabulous

    These LGBTQs just bully everybody. Shoving themselves down everyone's throat. Not cool. Be whatever you want, like whatever you want but then let others who chose not to like it be. Eish ?

  • MrsSpice1

    Ppl say hes clockable because he has strong features!!! Ummmm theres plenty of biological women with very strong features from large hands broad shoulders and jawlines...look at Ciara. Serena Williams...thats the scary and fkd up part about it is that theres many women who are women that can pass as men. So unfortunately for men like him with soft features or possibly taking hormone shots to soften their features and develop breast and a feminine voice can pass! Thanks To these modern day Dr. Frankensteins aka mad scientist its all to easy to transform Tom into Tina. ?Smh. This world a female to male im sorry us women we just know its not really thats easy but sade son aka daughter is a tricky one??? just glad im married!!

  • WiseGui

    They’re just testing the waters to see if the population would except transgenders modeling as women for VS.

    The reality is they’ve been hiring M to F trans for a while now unbeknownst to the public. Effing with the male psyche, low key having men lust over men and women envying men.

    Those women don’t have natural figures. No hips, indented curvature at the waist and not below the chest, broad shoulders, big hands no ass.

    Victoria’s Secret is that she’s a MAN.

  • WiseGui

    That’s how most VS models look. Half of them are men.

  • sunni_daze

    Who really cares about VS other than teens and grown women built like 12yo boys?

  • Let them eat cake

    so true

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY


  • laidbackgal4real

    It wasn’t enough color anyway ....

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    His body look like a woman but in the face he still looks like a young boy

  • yvette46

    Continuously force feeding us this mess!!

  • rory

    Up to looks like Tom Brady's wife *shrugs*


    I'm sorry but umma say it anyway! If U were born g*y then be g*y, I have a best-friend that is g*y and my sister is a L*sbian... It is what it is BUT a woman U are not!!!! I don't care if u feel like U are trapped in the wrong body, if U are a male and now living as a woman, let's be fair and be real with yourself. U should not compete against women for u still have your special powers if u know what I mean. Men and women are suppose to be different so when a man wants to be a woman, I feel like its stolen identity, like there is no more women rights, we have no more control over who we are like, just wipe us out, there is no need for natural born women no more bcuz a man who wants to be us have more rights and more say so. Now I don't care if I hurt anyone feelings I still have my freedom of speech and umma say what I want to say, no hate, just like U all want to be heard and respected so does those who don't live or agree with it


    I AGREE!

  • Miss Foxx

    These comments are full of insecurity and foolishness as always and Sandra Rose incites it. Why should any natural born woman feel threatened by a trans person? They will never be in your lane. And why should any so called straight man go out of his way to list all the ways he can tell this trans person is a man unless your interest is peaked? This person is trans. This person is a model. This person is living THIER life, not yours. They are not forcing anything on you by simply existing. Stupidity is the death of humanity .....

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    That's a good idea! seriously you should be on the team in their marketing dept....if they create anything like this....I WILL KNOW THEY STOLE THE IDEA FROM YOU!

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    YES! can a penis in women panties show me how the undergarment is suppose to look and feel..when I have a REAL vagina.