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Entertainment Leyna Bloom makes history as first trans woman to cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

11:16  20 july  2021
11:16  20 july  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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Leyna Bloom is the first first Black and Asian transgender woman to be featured in a Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated , hitting stands in July. The American model and actress initially made headlines as the first trans woman of color to star in a movie that premiered at Cannes Film Festival, 2019's "Port Authority." Sports Illustrated has marked a number of firsts in recent history . In 1997, Tyra Banks became the first Black woman to have a solo cover featured on SI's Swimsuit Issue . Ashley Graham became one of the title's first plus-size cover models in 2016, and in 2019, Banks returned

Leyna Bloom , a biological man who identifies as a woman , has become the first openly trans cover model in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue history . Bloom ’s dream of landing the front cover of the sports world’s most famed magazine began in 1997, after looking through the pages of the Bikini Bible on her father’s coffee table, Page Six reports. “When they told me I got the cover , I spoke to my dad,” Bloom told Page Six. “ I was like, ‘When I was looking at that magazine … I was looking into my future. You were giving me the tools I needed to see myself, to know that I could be there, that I could inspire

"This moment heals a lot of pain in the world," writes Leyna Bloom in an Instagram caption announcing her history-making news.

The American model, actress and activist is the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue.

"We deserve this moment; we have waited millions of years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans filled with wonder," her caption continued.

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Sharing the news with her 400k-plus followers Bloom thanked a list of supporters, including the team behind the masthead for "recognising the importance of representation", adding "this is all of our responsibility".

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Sports Illustrated has unveiled Leyna Bloom as the first -ever transgender model to feature on the cover of its iconic Swimsuit Issue , meeting with mixed reviews, while tennis star Naomi Osaka also graces one version of the cover . Raised in Chicago's South Side, Bloom first became interested in a future in fashion through a grandmother who taught runway classes in the area. "This is my bloodline, this is my ancestry, this is where I come from," explained Bloom to Page Six Style, while also telling of the inspiration to one day feature in the bikini bible when seeing Tyra Banks on its front cover in 1997.

Leyna Bloom has become the first transgender cover star for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue . The 27-year-old model and actress made her Sports Illustrated debut on Monday, calling the cover a "powerful" moment that she dedicated to the ballroom queens of past, present and future. In March, Bloom became the first transgender woman of color and just the second transgender model to ever be featured in the Swimsuit Issue . Bloom was then announced as one of the cover stars in July, alongside rapper Megan Thee Stallion and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

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"I have dreamt a million beautiful dreams, but for girls like me, most dreams are just fanciful hopes in a world that often erases and omits our history and even existence. This moment is so powerful because it allows me to live forever even after my physical form is gone. Not a lot of people get to live in the future, so at this moment, I'm proudly choosing to live forever," Bloom writes.


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"I dedicate this cover to all ballroom femme queens past, present and future. This historical moment is important to #girlslikeus because it allows us to live and be seen. Many girls like us don't have the chance to live our dreams, or to live long at all. I hope my cover empowers those, who are struggling to be seen, feel valued. Let me be a messenger guiding us to a future of respect and appreciation for all women in all forms and from all walks of life."

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Leyna Bloom is making history once again — this time as Sports Illustrated 's first ever transgender cover star. " I ’m am so happy, honored, and humbled to share that I ’m the 1 st trans woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated !" Leyna wrote on her Instagram. Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit . She continued, " I have dreamt a million beautiful dreams, but for girls like me , most dreams are just fanciful hopes in a world that often erases and omits our history and even existence.

Leyna Bloom , the first Black, Asian trans model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated 's annual Swim issue , was waiting for her coffee to arrive when I jumped on the phone with her — not that she needed the caffeine. She'd already had quite an exciting morning. Valentina Sampaio was the first transgender model to grace the pages in 2020, and Halima Aden memorably made history as the first hijab-wearing model. There's certainly a long way to go, but it's getting easier to feel the forward momentum toward representation. "This moment is a leap into the future of what we are capable of

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However, Bloom's trailblazing ways didn't start with her first-ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover. In 2017 she was the first transgender woman of colour to appear in Vogue India's October issue, and her starring role in the 2019 American-French drama Port Authority was the Cannes Film Festival's first film in its history to feature a trans woman of colour in a leading role.

Bloom also took aim at Victoria's Secret, launching a Twitter campaign in 2018 to encourage organisers to cast her in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show as the brand's first trans woman to walk the runway.

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Receiving international attention and praise, her viral campaign brought into question Victoria's Secret's lack of inclusivity.

Her talent then saw her land gigs with brands like H&M and on the runway at Paris Fashion Week.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with cover star Bloom front and centre hits newsstands this week.

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