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Leyna Bloom becomes first transgender woman of color in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

CBS News by Sophie Lewis on March 17, 2021

Model Leyna Bloom this week became the first transgender woman of color to grace the pages of the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue. 

Bloom, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, follows in the footsteps of Valentina Sampaio, who last year became the first transgender model to appear in the Swimsuit Issue. Bloom is the latest rookie to join the magazine's ranks. 

I have mixed feelings about this milestone. On one hand, we should celebrate that Sports Illustrated is recognizing us as beautiful women. On the other hand, I worry about media sexualizing us.
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