Who is Sofía Jirau?
Sofía Jirau, originally Sofía Isabel Jirau González, is a Puerto Rican model, entrepreneur as well as an activist with Down Syndrome. Besides, she is the latest addition to the popular fashion brand Victoria’s Secret. Remarkably, Jirau has also created history by becoming the first Victoria’s Secret model to have Down Syndrome.
Profile of Sofía Jirau
|Full Name||Sofía Isabel Jirau González|
|Popular As||Sofía Jirau|
|Birthdate||26th March, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Puerto Rico|
|Profession||Model, Entrepreneur & Activist|
|Race / Ethnicity||Latina|
|Age||26 Years Old|
|Parents||Frank Jirau Rosaly (Father) & Mimi Gonzalez (Mother)|
|Siblings||3 (Ignacio Jirau, Rodrigo Jose Jirau & Paola Jirau)|
|Net Worth||$600k USD|
Jirau is a Latina woman and has been working as a model since the age of 19. Recently, she hit the headlines as the first Victoria Secret model with Down Syndrome.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Sofía Jirau, originally Sofía Isabel Jirau González was born on 26th March, 1996 in Puerto Rico. As of 2022, she is 26 years old and is the daughter of Frank Jirau Rosaly and Mimi Gonzalez. Additionally, she is the second eldest of four children and hails from a large family, and has two brothers, Ignacio Jirau and Rodrigo Jose Jirau, and one sister, Paola Jirau.
Apart from this, the information detailing her educational as well as her family background are kept discrete.
Sofía Jirau’s Professional Modeling Career
Jiaru commenced her career in modeling in her home-country Puerto Rico on March 26, 2019. Subsequently, she made her New York Fashion Week debut the following year. Ever since, she has modeled for a number of high-end designers. Besides, following her debut at New York Fashion Week, the model aspires to “conquer the runways in Europe in 2022”.
Sofia swept the fashion industry by surprise on February 10, 2020, when she walked in one of the world’s most prestigious fashion events, New York Fashion Week. Accordingly, Jirau is one of the few Down syndrome models who have been able to attend the prestigious fashion show.
Moreover, dozens of media sources throughout the world covered her debut, including Vogue Mexico, People, Hola!, Univision, and others. In addition, she stated at the time that the major accomplishment was only the beginning. Subsequently, the promising model rose to new heights after making history with the multibillion-dollar Victoria’s Secret label.
Apparently, she took to Instagram to announce the groundbreaking news about her momentous occasion. Sofa shared the news of her dream coming true on social media in Latin. Meanwhile, the Instagram post has received thousands of likes and positive comments.
Journey to Victoris’s Secret
Jirau is the first-ever model with Down Syndrome to be recruited by the American brand Victoria’s Secret in 2022. Meanwhile, the 24-year-old Puerto Rican model announced the news on social media, joining the fashion brand alongside 17 other ladies for the “Love Cloud Collection”, a new underwear line and campaign.
Nonetheless, Jiaru appreciated Victoria’s Secret for recognizing her as a model “without limits” beside a black and white photo of herself modeling a Victoria’s Secret bra.
On the other hand, Victoria’s Secret is the world’s largest retailer of women’s apparel with almost 1300 retail locations throughout the world. Accordingly, Ral Martinez, Victoria Secret’s chief creative director, remarked, “The Love Cloud Collection is a major moment in the brand’s evolution”. She further added, “From the cast of incredible women that bring the collection to life, to the incredible inclusive spirit on set, this campaign is an important part of the new Victoria’s Secret standard we are creating”.
Last year, Victoria’s Secret announced that its models will no longer be referred to as Victoria’s Secret Angels. Consequently, after years of criticism from the premium lingerie industry for not displaying more diverse bodies, this massive amendment was observed.
Parallel to her modeling career, Jirau launched an online store in 2019 entitled “Alavett,” which is based on her favorite phrase “I love it,” where she supplies clothing, accessories, and home goods. In addition, she also aspires to be an actress.
Currently, Jirau serves as an Experience Ambassador for INprende, a Puerto Rican organization that has aided Jirau in realizing her aspirations. Aside from her work as a model and a young entrepreneur, the 24-year-old is also an impassioned advocate.
Jirau’s Personal-life & Relationships
Sofía Jirau seemed to be seeing Chrisin Limites, a motivational speaker, model, and dancer, on Instagram, where they shared a bunch of lovely photos together. However, it’s unclear whether the couple is still together or not.
Sofía Jirau’s height as well as other body measurements is currently undisclosed to the public. Meanwhile, she has beautiful blonde hair and hazel-green eyes. Nonetheless, the model often reveals details about her workout routine, which includes weight and strength training, hiking, and swimming.
Social Media Handles of Sofía Jirau
Sofía Jirau is a popular personality on the social media platforms. She has amassed over 464k followers on her personal Instagram handle.
Net Worth of Sofía Jirau
Sofia’s enterprise, ‘Alavett,’ and her remarkable career in the modelling industry are her primary sources of income. Reportedly, Sofía Jirau has an estimated net worth of around $600,000 as of 2022.