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March 16, 2021

Leyna Bloom model and actress is the first openly transgender Black and Asian-American to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Leyna Bloom an American actor, model, dancer, and activist. In October 2017, Bloom became the first openly transgender woman of color to appear in Vogue India.In May 2019, her feature film debut in Port Authority at the  Cannes Film Festival was the first time a trans woman of color was in a leading role of a movie feature at a major film festival.

In March 2021, it was announced that Bloom would appear as a model in the July swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, making her the first openly transgender Black and Asian-American Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue model. (Wikipedia)

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Leyna Bloom in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. (Photo: leynabloom via Instagram)

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