Leyna Bloom Makes History as First Transgender Model on Sports Illustrated SI Cover | PEOPLE

Leyna Bloom has made history as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover model.

The Chicago-born model/actress opened up about the historic moment Monday on PEOPLE (The TV Show!), explaining that she feels "happiness on top of happiness on top of happiness." She models a plunging, white one-piece on her solo cover, as Megan Thee Stallion and Naomi Osaka appear on covers of their own.

"It is a true marvel to be born in a time where we can have moments like this," Bloom said, crediting the transgender pioneers who came before her. "So many other trans bodies have come before me to give me inspiration that can breathe through me in this moment.

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Leyna Bloom Makes History as First Transgender Model on Sports Illustrated SI Cover | PEOPLE
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