Leyna Bloom has been selected to be in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine in 2021, according to The Daily Caller.
“I’m promoting something that has been missing in the world: trans beauty in all shapes and all sizes,” the transgender model said.
“I’m representing Filipina, I’m representing Black, I am representing people who have been immigrants,” she added. “For them, I’m a vessel of change.”
“My autonomy and my anatomy are beautiful,” Bloom continued. “I want people to see that, and to see that you can be respected, appreciated and loved regardless of your body shape, sexuality and the color of your skin.”
Bloom said that her “sexuality” is the “reason” she “survived in society” describing her views of seeing herself as a “third sex.”
Bloom has walked the runway for designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, H&M and was featured in Vogue India.
From The Daily Caller:
Bloom also starred in the Canne Film Festival drama “Port Authority” as a transgender woman.
SI Swimsuit magazine featured its first transgender in last year’s issue with model Valentina Sampaio, Page Six reported.
Author: Chicks On Right Staff