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Trans model makes Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover history: 'If you don't like it, you can go somewhere else'


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SFGate  by Jonathan Edwards on July 20, 2021

Leyna Bloom says she was raped as a child, sexually fetishized her entire life and forced to hide who she really was. Now, she's the first transgender woman on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, celebrated as "a symbol of beauty."

Bloom, a 27-year-old model, actress and dancer, is one of three women to appear on the 2021 edition's cover when it hits stands later this week, the magazine announced on Monday. The others are tennis star Naomi Osaka, 23, and rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 26.

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