In 2017, Playboy proudly introduced French model Ines Rau. She was the first transgender Playmate in the magazine's 64-year history. Now, it's time for Victoria's Secret to do the same and one model is already starting the conversation on social media.
This is Leyna Bloom
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She's a transgender model who @ the brand on Twitter with hopes of getting their attention and becoming their first-ever trans model on a VS runway. "Trying to be the 1st Trans model of color walk a #VictoriaSecret Fashion show. #transisbeautiful #LeynaBloom" read her tweet along with the following photos:
Isn't she stunning?
Trying to be the 1st Trans model of color walk a #VictoriaSecret Fashion show. #transisbeautiful #LeynaBloom 💕 pic.twitter.com/xkLW5W9YqO— Leyna Bloom (@leynabloom) April 9, 2018
#TransIsBeautiful | #LeynaBloom 💕 pic.twitter.com/lE1fyetBOX— Leyna Bloom (@leynabloom) April 9, 2018
Despite Victoria's Secret's diverse lineup, which includes beautiful Latinas and many women of color, Bloom has expressed in the past her disappointment with lack of diversity.
"All these women of color in the VS fashion show that's amazing right. But they still have way more white girls. It's like every time they added a woman of color they added another white girl. Next year they need to cast trans and curve models all colors not just Caucasians," she wrote on Twitter in 2017.
People on the internet are totally here for Leyna's campaign because indeed, #TransisBeautiful.
Leyna would KILLLLLL a Victoria Secret runway. what?! https://t.co/rdFkLdJgkq— top2not2. (@muvmary) April 10, 2018
🗣victoria secret give this goddess the platform asap🗣 https://t.co/m41j7kccLO— NINA CRIED POWEEERRR (@beththebinch) April 10, 2018
You CAN and WILL do this and pave the way mama ❤️💕 God Bless you !! https://t.co/TWeBYBWRNQ— Treesh of Babylon 👹✨ (@98Darius) April 11, 2018
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pic.twitter.com/EMJxVs3gOe— ericd (@ericdtx) April 10, 2018
Well if they don’t, it’s @VictoriasSecret loss 👙— Jamie Jumpinsounds (@JUMPINSOUNDS) April 10, 2018
you are so gorgeous omg pic.twitter.com/cKDyzIPMyJ— Dykey Wifey (@ashleyelisa_) April 10, 2018
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