Emira D'Spain makes history as first Black transgender model to work with Victoria's Secret

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Model and TikTok star Emira D’Spain is making history as the first Black transgender model to work with Victoria's Secret. 

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D’Spain, known for her beauty tips and comedic “Get Ready With Me” makeup videos on TikTok, partnered with Victoria’s Secret to create a “Single Girl’s Guide to the Perfect Valentine’s Day

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In the video, D’Spain showed herself getting ready for a day of pampering, styling herself in a red Victoria’s Secret corset, black miniskirt and jacket, and suede Louboutin boots.

Then, D'Spain was off for a self-care day around New York City, where she bought herself diamond earrings and flowers

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“I don’t need a man to buy me flowers,” D'Spain said in the video, before concluding: “Valentine’s Day may be about love, but it also includes loving yourself.”

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D’Spain said the theme of self-love of the collaboration is an extension of the positive message she wants to convey in her social media content

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 “My entire platform is built on confidence and self-love,” D’Spain said in a statement to USA TODAY. 

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She continued: "I want to empower young trans women and men around the world to show them that the beauty and fashion industries are changing, especially if you are a POC.

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I am so grateful to work with Victoria’s Secret and hope this paves the way for those after me."

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