Today’s inspirational story is about perseverance and reaching your dreams regardless of the challenges life puts in your way. It’s about a woman named Sofia Jirau who followed her dreams and achieved them.
Sofia Jirau hails from Puerto Rico. She has Down’s Syndrome and has made history by becoming a model for fashion powerhouse Victoria’s Secret. Her story is one of the most inspirational stories we’ve seen, she is truly an icon for accomplishing so much in life.
Sofia – Unyielding Dedication
The 25-year-old started her modeling career in 2019 and has never looked back since. In 2020, she made her big debut at New York Fashion Week. She also launched her own fashion store – Alavett.
After taking part in dozens of fashion shows with major fashion designers, she became part of Victoria’s Secret.
Victoria’s Secret introduced The Love Cloud Collection which included Sofia as their “Without Limits” model. Sofia wrote about the experience and how it made her feel:
“One day I dreamed it, I worked for it and today it is a dream come true. Finally I can tell you my big secret… I am the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down’s syndrome!
“Thanks to all of you for always supporting me in my projects. Thanks to @victoriassecret for seeing in me a #WithoutLimits model and making me part of the Love Cloud Collection inclusion campaign.
“This is just the beginning, now it really took shape! Inside and out there are no limits.”
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Sofia spoke about her dreams and goals:
“When I was little, I looked myself in the mirror and said, ‘I’m going to be a model and a businesswoman,’”
She reminisced about how she modeled for her family for the first time:
“I felt really good the first time,”
“Everyone clapped for me.”
Sofia is also a massive fan of Jennifer Lopez and spoke about how it’s her dream to meet her:
“I want to meet Jennifer Lopez. I like how she dresses and how she is. I love all of her clothes,”
“I love her songs, her CDs, her photos. Everything.”
She also spoke about how nothing can stop you from your dreams:
“Inside and out, there are no limits. There aren’t,”
“Everyone can accomplish their dreams.”
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Images & Featured Image via Sofía Jirau on Instagram