American underwear brand Victoria’s Secret radically renewed its commercial approach and changed the models that showcased the products it designed. The brand, which previously preferred tall and zero-size models as the faces of its products, introduced seven new brand faces, which it describes as ‘successful women who share a common passion to promote positive change’.
American professional football player Megan Rapinoe, who is the captain of OL Reign, one of the National Women’s Football League teams, as well as the US national team, is one of the most advocates of women’s salary equality, and is known for her opposition to former US President Donald Trump.
Born in 1996, trans model Valentina Sampaio was the first trans woman to appear in the swimsuit issue of the world-famous sports magazine Sports Illustrated.
South Sudan-born Australian model Adut Akech was named the best model of the year at the British Fashion Awards. Speaking at the night, Akech underlined that the beauty patterns in the fashion industry have started to break down, but more is needed.
Priyanka Chopra, 39, is an Indian actress, singer and Miss World pageant winner of 2000. Chopra, one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood, is one of the most popular celebrities in India.
British Amanda de Cadenet, born in 1972, continues her career as a photographer and writer, while also acting. Amanda de Cadenet, the ex-wife of John Taylor, one of the members of the Duran Duran group that left its mark on a period, recently released It’s Messy; Essays on Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women achieved worldwide fame.
Born in the United States to an American father and Chinese mother, Gu, a freestyle ski competitor for China since 2019, made history as the first freestyle skier to win two golds at the FIS Freeski World Championships.
Paloma Kai Shockley Elsesser, 29, is a plus-size model. The British-born Swiss-American model gained recognition with her Instagram account, which she opened when she started working in a streetwear store. Elsesser, who ‘started a war’ against the fashion concept that glorifies the zero body on Instagram, stereotypes are accepted, far from realism and only some women are represented, has started to be seen as an idol by many.