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Here's How The Food Industry Is Punking Us. Trust Me, I'm Not Happy About It.

I really make an effort to include fruits and veggies with every meal. Sometimes that comes from a frozen bag, and other times, it's right from the produce aisle. Like most people when it comes to grocery shopping, I usually just trust what's written on the packaging or fruit stand. Turns out that's not always the wisest idea. Food companies are being really creative with how they describe their food products, and it's getting ridiculous. I mean, with all the options and sometimes LACK of options, grocery shopping is hard enough as it is. Don't we at least deserve to know what we're buying?

For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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