Sofía Jirau is a Puerto Rican professional model with Down syndrome who shows the world that inside and out there are no limits through her passions: modeling and beauty. On February 14, 2022, she became the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome as part of the Love Cloud Collection lingerie campaign. This historic achievement made headlines around the world. Jirau began her modeling career on March 26, 2019, the day she turned 23. Since then, she has modeled for various designers.
Recently, from March 17 to 19, 2022, the Puerto Rican model participated in Los Angeles Fashion Week modeling for American designer Bree Billiter, Colombian Nathalia Gaviria and Mexican Jonathan Guzman. Meanwhile, on February 10, 2020, Jirau, 24, made her debut at New York Fashion Week, being one of the few models with Down syndrome who has managed to participate in the important fashion event. Jirau, who has also modeled at San Juan Moda in Puerto Rico, is currently focused on conquering the runways at different fashion events in Europe and other parts of the world. She also dreams of becoming an actress and dancer. On the other hand, the Puerto Rican model became an entrepreneur in 2019 by launching an online store, named “Alavett”, based on her favorite phrase “I love it”, where she offers clothing, accessories and home products. For Jirau, the most important thing about fulfilling her dreams is to show people that there are no limits and inspire them to fight for their own dreams. A phrase the model often uses is: “Inside and out there are no limits” to motivate people to overcome their self-imposed limitations. In October 2021, Jirau launched the No Limits campaign, with which she seeks to make visible the challenges faced by the Down syndrome community and demonstrate the ability they have to achieve their goals.
Currently, Jirau also works as an Experience Ambassador for the Puerto Rican company INprende, which has supported Jirau in fulfilling her dreams.