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Why Millions Of People Can’t Take Their Eyes Off This Woman

I hate being duped on YouTube, but this is one video I want to be a fake. It’s the story of a year in the life of a victim of domestic violence. The only words you see are at the end of the video, in Croatian: “Help me, I don’t know if I will make it until tomorrow.” More than two million people have watched it so far. So, whether there are real bruises and blood in the video or just bloody good makeup, the message is universal — domestic abuse is not OK.Update: The video campaign was created by the anti-domestic-violence organization, Sigurna kuća, which means Safe House in Croatian. Now we can focus on the message and not the makeup.

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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