Sofia Jirau, the first model with Down Syndrome to be featured in a campaign of Victoria’s Secret, is believed to have undergone plastic surgery that diminishes the facial features of people with Down Syndrome. However, Sofia herself has not confirmed nor denied those plastic surgery assumptions. Meanwhile, fans seek Sofia Jirau’s photos before and after cosmetic surgery on Instagram.
Victoria’s Secret has recently launched its new, comfort-focused Love Cloud collection, and unveiled a campaign centered on inclusion.
The campaign for the promotion of the collection, which the brand hopes will reinforce the commitment of Victoria’s Secret to welcoming and celebrating all women, featuring 18 women of diverse backgrounds.
After the lingerie brand was criticized for failing to move on with the times and remaining in the padded, push-up period, which designed lingerie in a way that catered to the male gaze, rather than for the comfort of women and for propping up homogeneous beauty standards by spurning trans women, the new campaign the brand debuted of a comfort-focused package starring women from different backgrounds, seems like a major image overhaul.
This campaign of inclusivity especially made quite a buzz when the brand launched its first model with Down Syndrome- a 25-year-old Sofia Jirau.
Did Sofia Jirau Get Plastic Surgery?
As soon as the spotlight shone on her for being the first model with Down Syndrome to be hired by Victoria’s Secret, people began to wonder if this model’s got any plastic surgery done.
Since Sofia Jirau doesn’t look very much like she has Down Syndrome, many people believe she’s got some tweaks done to resemble a normal person. She could have done plastic surgery that diminishes the features related to this condition done.
However, Sofia has never outright confirmed or denied those plastic surgery speculations. So, there is no information available of what she has done specifically, or if she’s got anything done at all.
Sofia Jirau weighs about 50 kgs and stands at a short height of just four feet and nine inches. She has light blonde hair and has hazel eyes.
Sofia reportedly has a moderate workout routine to maintain her body and health. She goes to the gym at least four times a week. She loves eating homemade food and tries to avoid junk foods as much as possible.
Who is Sofia Jirau?
Sofia Jirau (@sofiajirau)is a Puerto Rican model and an activist. She was born on March 26, 1996, to Frankie Jirau and Mimi Gonzalez. She went to the Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation and Foundation’s Little School.
She dreamed of becoming a model and a businesswoman since she was a little girl when she used to look in the mirror and visualize herself as such.
Sofia Jirau started following her dream and started modeling in 2019. She has posed for many local modeling campaigns, professional photoshoots, TV commercials. Since then she has come a long way despite the prejudices of being someone with Down Syndrome stacked against her.
She has mentioned on her website that she has collaborated with many top designers like Luis Antonio, Lisa Cappalli, Kelvin Giovannie, Edzel Giovanni, etc.
On February 10, 2020, Sofia Jirau made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week, where she modeled for Puerto Rican designer Marisa Santiago. She believes that it was the beginning of conquering the dream she nurtured from childhood. She was one of the very few models with Down Syndrome who managed to model in this event.
Even then, it was sort of a first-of-a-kind thing where Sofia Jirau broke the glass ceiling for women with conditions like her. So, her debut was covered by several media outlets around the world like People, Hola!, Univision, Vogue Mexico.
Not only modeling but Sofia has also launched an online store in 2019, where she offers clothing, accessories, and home products. It is called Alavett, which is how Jirau spells out her favorite words to say, “I love it.” It sells everything from shirts and wallets to mugs and phone cases with the signature brand name and heart doodle.
Currently, Jirau works as an Experience Ambassador in the Puerto Rican company INprende, which has served as Jirau’s supporter in fulfilling her dreams.
On being asked who her fashion icon was, she named Jennifer Lopez as her inspiration. In an interview with People, she said that she loved the way Jennifer dresses and how she is, and all of her clothes. She also loves all her songs, her CDs, her photos, and everything. She hopes to meet JLo someday.
As an activist, Sofia Jirau has launched her No Limit campaign to raise awareness for the Down Syndrome community around the world. Her mission is to help people fulfill their dreams as she stated on her website.
For her, the most important thing about fulfilling her dreams is to show people around the world that there are no limits and to inspire them to pursue their own dreams. This is why she always says ‘Inside and out there are no limits’ to motivate people to break through their self-imposed limitations.