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Leyna Bloom Biography
Leyna Bloom is an American transgender model, dancer, actress, and activist. In 2017 October, she became the first openly transgender woman of colour to appear in Vogue India.
Leyna Bloom Age
Leyna Bloom was born in 1990 April 25th.
Leyna Bloom Family
Bloom was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Filipina mother and African American father. She was raised by her father only after her mother was deported. Her father supported her decision to transition. She has been featured in print campaigns like Candy Transversal Magazine.
Leyna Bloom Husband
Bloom is a focused young woman who wants to fulfil her dreams. It seems like she doesn’t have any interest in relationships and if she does, it has not been disclosed if she is seeing anyone or if she is married.
Leyna Bloom Career
Bloom is a versatile dancer, who trained in ballet, lyrical, hip hop, jazz modern, tap, and vogue. She took her first dance classes in sixth grade, and later performed on the American Ballet Theatre stage with Misty Copeland when she reached 14 years old. She got a full dance scholarship to the Chicago Academy for the Arts as a teenager, but in spite of this early promise and opportunity, she decided to drop out to pursue something different. She dropped out of the Academy since the men’s scholarship did not allow her to dance as a woman, she left Chicago and moved to New York City, where she faced homelessness.
When Bloom moved to New York she mainly survived by working at a restaurant during the daytime and at night she earned cash prizes in the underground ballroom scene, voguing and serving face on the floors of vacant Harlem theatres and dance halls. She felt accepted, loved, safe and at home in this kind of world. She competed with other queer youth and talent and beauty earned her status and recognition among her peers.
Bloom’s modeling career suddenly took off as transgender figures gained acceptance in the media. She appeared in a Candy Magazine cover feature on prominent trans women in 2014 but was not very open about being transgender before that photo shoot. Bloom later decided to come out because she felt liberated sharing a major magazine cover with 13 other trans women. She made news after she walked the runway for the Chromat label during New York Fashion Week in 2017 as one of few openly transgender models working in the modelling industry. She became the first woman of colour who was transgender to feature in Vogue India in 2017 October 2017. On April 9th, 2018, Bloom launched a campaign on Twitter to be cast the first trans woman of colour in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Leyna Bloom Victoria Secret
Bloom started a campaign on social media to be the first transgender woman of colour to walk on the runway. The lingery company has never cast a trans woman of colour or any trans woman before and model Bloom wants to change that. She posted on her Twitter account, “Trying to be the 1st Trans model of color walk a #VictoriaSecret Fashion show. #transisbeautiful #LeynaBloom “. she posted on Twitter, along with two photographs of herself wearing a bikini. She got a mass support from her Twitter followers, her tweet got over 14,000 retweets and almost 52,000 likes.
Leyna Bloom Agency
Bloom is not signed to any agency and books herself modelling gigs from social media connections and emails. She stated on twitter that, “No major modeling agency in NY & LA will give me a contract. They said it’s too much of a gamble and they can’t take the risk.”
Leyna Bloom Net Worth
Bloom has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.