Sofia Jirau Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Sofia Jirau Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Sofia Jirau

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sofia Jirau

  • Sofia Jirau is a Puerto Rican model and businesswoman who became the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down syndrome in 2022.
  • She grew up in a well to do family in Puerto Rico.
  • In the beginning, Sofia did not attend a regular school as she had to attend various therapies.
  • At the age of two, Jiral got enrolled in Puerto Rican Down Syndrome Foundation’s little school and studied there till the age of five.
  • She loved dancing since childhood and is a trained ballet dancer.
  • Jirau wanted to become a model since childhood. In an interview, expressing her desire to become a model, she said,

    Since I was little I said that when I grew up I wanted to be a model. I like modeling, being myself, being in front of cameras, and modeling on the catwalk quietly.”

  • On her 23rd birthday, she started her career as a model by doing a shoot for Wanda Beauchamp.
  • As of 2022, has modeled for many ace fashion designers and has also collaborated with many popular Puerto Rican photographers.
  • On February 10, 2020, Sofia walked the ramp for the New York Fashion Week, making her runway debut. She was among the few models with down syndrome to walk the ramp in the event. The New York Fashion Week was captured by many renowned media houses from around the world including Vogue Mexico, People, Hola!, and Univision.
  • She then joined INprende (a company in Puerto Rico that promotes entrepreneurship in various sectors through education and the design of creative ideas) as an Experience Ambassador. The company encouraged and helped her to launch her online brand ‘Alavett’ that deals in clothing, accessories, and home products and is based on her favorite phrase ‘I Love It.’
  • In an interview, while sharing the idea behind starting her online brand, Sofia said,

    One day I took a blank piece of paper and wrote “Alavett” and Alessandra Correa from INprende took it and they helped me to have my product line. It’s out and you can buy. There are shirts, a cap, a wallet, a thermos, and a cell phone cover.”

  • Jirau became the first model with down syndrome to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2022. She, along with other 17 models, was chosen by the American retail company Victoria’s Secret for the Love Cloud Collection, the company’s newest line of underwear. Announcing her association with Victoria’s Secret, Sofia took to Instagram and wrote,

    One day I dreamed of it, I worked on it and today it is a dream come true. I can finally tell you my big secret. I am the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down’s syndrome.”

  • Jirau has also promoted many popular brands on her Instagram account.
  • Sofia has launched an online campaign called ‘No Limits’ which aims to educate people about Down Syndrome.
  • Sofia loves going to a beach, mall, and Old San Juan, listening to music, and dancing in her leisure time.
  • Jirau is a fitness freak and visits the gym daily. Her gymming routine includes ‘Boot Camp’ (a type of correctional facility for adolescents, especially in the U.S. penal system) and lifting little weights.
  • In an interview, she expressed that her objective was to motivate other people with Down Syndrome and other health ailments to pursue their dreams. She said,

    I always say ‘Inside and out there are no limits’ to motivate people to break through their self-imposed limitations.”

  • Jirau’s favorite phrase is ‘I love it.’
  • Sofia was featured on the cover of the ‘Salud Al Día’ magazine as a child.
  • A lover of dogs, Sofia owns a pet dog named Lola.
  • During an interview, Jirau shared that she admired Jennifer Lopez and was looking forward to meeting her someday.
  • In an interview, Sofia revealed how she bagged her first modeling assignment. She tried on a Marisa Santiago suit, and the designer liked it so much that she offered her to showcase her collection at an event in New York.
  • Sofia shares a great bond with her grandparents, Francisco Jirau and Wanda Rosaly.