Leyna Bloom is back in history with the way she breaks down “barriers in the fashion world”. The 27-year-old model is the first transgender woman to cover Sports Illustrated swimwear.
Thrilled with this new achievement, Leyna celebrated this achievement on her social networks.
“This moment heals so much suffering in the world. We have deserved this moment; we have waited millions of years to emerge as survivors and be seen as whole human beings, full of wonders,” he began declaring, proclaiming himself “Very happy and honorable.”
“I’ve dreamed a million beautiful dreams, but for women like me, most dreams are just fanciful hopes in a world that often erases our history and even our existence,” he continues, explaining how important this moment is to you and to all the women who, for various reasons, find it hard to confirm. themselves and see their value recognized.
In fact, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. In addition to being the first transgender person on the cover, Leyna Bloom is the first transgender and black person to appear on the magazine’s pages.
Previously, the model had already made her mark for being one of the few “transgender” models to show at New York Fashion Week 2017 and for being the first transgender black woman to play a leading role in a Cannes Film Festival film.
In the 2021 edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, rapper Megan Thee Stallion and tennis player Naomi Osaka also play the title roles. Together, these three women wear bikinis and swimwear to defend the adage: “eyes open, tell facts, change mindsets.”
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