Sports Illustrated Features First Transgender Model for Swimsuit Issue Cover

Sports illustrated has featured its first transgender model for its Swimsuit issue cover, Leyna Bloom.

Bloom tweeted Monday “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. @SI_Swimsuit#SI2021

She also wrote “There are 3 black women on 3 separate covers for Sports Illustrated and I’m one of them WOW!”

“This cover and this moment represent what it looks like in the future,” said Bloom.

Sports illustrated tweeted “Get your copy of #SISwim21 featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Naomi Osaka, Leyna Bloom and many more!”