What’s It Like To Be An IVF Baby With Two Gay Parents? Victoria’s Secret Model Josephine Skriver Tells All
Josephine’s LGBT parents met each other via a newspaper advert…
You probably know Danish supermodel Josephine Skriver from walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, or hanging out with Kendall Jenner. But, did you know that she was conceived through IVF, to a lesbian mum and a gay dad? Maybe not.
In a beautiful video piece for i-D, Josephine explains that her mum placed an advert in an LGBTQ newsletter in Denmark in 1992, to find a man to conceive a child with. Josephine’s dad was the first to reply and the rest is history.
While Josephine didn’t feel any shame or suffer from bullying as a child, when she entered the modelling industry, she realised not everyone in the world was as accepting of her family set-up.
“I was such a proud kid growing up, so nobody ever really bullied me,” explains the 22-year-old. “It wasn’t ’til I started travelling as a model and I honestly realised how non-accepting the rest of the world is.
“Social media is where it gets really hard with the hate. It’s the one place people can say what they want with no consequence.”
Watch Josephine tell her full story in the video above – all we can say is we LOVE her and her amazing, accepting family.