Leyna Bloom wants to be the first trans Victoria’s Secret model, and launched a campaign to make it happen
Sign me TF up
by Ari Bines
Victoria's Secret has always been about Angel diversity since first launching their iconic, televised runway shows. Tyra Banks, Selita Ebanks, Chanel Iman and Jasmine Tookes all made names for themselves on the glittery catwalk — but trans model Leyna Bloom wants to take it a step further. Leyna wants to become the megabrand's first ever trans model, and launched an online campaign to make it happen.
On Monday, she took to Twitter armed with headshots and a smile, tagging the brand in a tweet about her vision:
— Leyna Bloom (@leynabloom) April 9, 2018
Leyna's been breaking barriers for years. She's only been modeling professionally for 4 years, but already snagged a Vogue India cover.
In an interview with Mic, Leyna spoke about how important it is to include all types of women in ad campaigns and on runways. “The women are put on such big platforms and right now with what’s going on in the world, it’s more important than ever.”
And fans are already rooting for her to strut on the VS catwalk
— Kyra Monroe (@automaticwet_) April 11, 2018
"Can you imagine what that would do for our world?" Leyna said of trans representation in fashion. "We all have unique stories; we are just different, and we have every right to be. We just want to be represented, and maybe they will want to represent us too."
It looks as though Leyna is doing double duty, representing both the Black girls and the trans girls. If VS knows what's good, we'll be seeing her Naomi walk come November.