This year, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine has created history for its 2021 issue. Leyna Bloom is now the first transgender woman to get featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2021 issue. The 27-year-old and actress has set an example and created history for the rest of the world.
This year, SI Swimsuit magazine is spreading its boundaries and becoming more inclusive. The three different cover pages of this iconic magazine feature three phenomenal women of color. Apart from Leyna Bloom, Naomi Osaka and Megan Thee Stallion are gracing SI Swimsuit’s cover for this issue. Well, Naomi Osaka is a tennis player, and the first black athlete to get a feature. Whereas, Megan Thee Stallion is the first rapper ever to get SI Swimsuit’s cover page recognization.
Leyna Bloom graced the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover 2021 issue:
Leyna Bloom appeared on the SI Swimsuit cover for this year’s issue. With this, the model cum actress became the first trans woman of color to get featured on the cover page of the iconic magazine. Well, this is not the first time any trans woman got included in the magazine. Last year, Valentina Sampaio, who is a Brazilian trans woman got featured in the magazine. However, this year we have Leyna Bloom on the cover of the iconic magazine.
The 27-year-old model took the moment to celebrate her success on social media with her fans. On Monday, Bloom posted the iconic cover page picture on her Instagram with a very sentimental caption, but with a strong message for everyone. She wrote, “This moment heals a lot of pain in the world. We deserve this moment; we have waited millions of years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans filled with wonder.”
Further, Leyna Bloom also thanked her supporters including her friends, teachers, and father, who encouraged her throughout. Moreover, the model also thanked SI Swimsuit magazine for such an amazing opportunity and recognization. The model also expressed her happiness and wrote that this recognization was making her feel honored. Check out Leyna Bloom’s Instagram post here:
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Moreover, Leyna on Instagram also posted a 15 mins clip of her interview for Sports Illustrated magazine. The interview was taken by the iconic Tyra Banks. Well, if you don’t know her, Tyra Banks is the first black woman to get featured on the cover page of SI Swimsuit mag in 1997. Leyna took social media to share the historic moment and her surreal experience of creating the history. Check Out the post, for the whole interview here:
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Leyna Bloom: Everything to know about her
Leyna Bloom is breaking the boundaries and we are all proud of her. Ever since her debut as a trans woman on the cover page of C☆NDY Magazine, back in 2014, Leyna Bloom is unstoppable. The 27-year-old model has a list of accomplishments, which all are widening the ongoing society’s boundaries. Apart from her latest accomplishment which was being the first transgender of color to get featured on the SI Swimsuit mag, the list also includes her being the first trans woman to walk on the runway in Paris Fashion Week. Moreover, she is also the first trans black woman to be part of iconic Vogue magazine in 2017. After that, Bloom also graced the movie Port Authority at Cannes Film Festival in 2019. In addition, it became the first movie to feature a black trans woman in the leading role.