Leyna Bloom Is Campaigning To Be Victoria’s Secret’s First Trans Angel

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Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show is iconic but has not been jumping on the diversity train that is slowly moving through the fashion world. The famous lingerie store has been criticized for its lack of representation. There has never been a plus-size angel, something Ashley Graham has commented on. There are women of color who are angels, but very few. There also hasn’t been a trans angel, but Leyna Bloom is trying to change that.

Bloom is a budding model who is trying to become Victoria’s Secret’s first trans angel. She launched an internet campaign to make her dreams come true

Her tweet so far has gained over 20,000 retweets and almost 68,000 likes. Her campaign is going viral, so hopefully, Victoria’s Secret can’t ignore her. Bloom is more than qualified to strut her stuff down the VS runway.

Bloom has walked in Chromat and the Blonds fashion show. She started modeling in 2014 and has done a ton of editorial jobs including being Vogue India’s first trans person of color to be featured in their magazine.

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This isn’t the first time Bloom has commented on Victoria’s Secret’s abysmal diversity. Back in November 2017 Bloom tweeted that she was amazed to see so many women of color in the VS fashion show, but still, there isn’t enough. “It’s like every time they added a woman of color they added another white girl,” she tweeted. “Next year they need to cast trans and curve models all colors not just Caucasians.”

“It’s always been a dream for me, like so many others, not just trans — POC, all women, and some men even,” Bloom told Yahoo Lifestyle about walking for VS. “This is a platform that glorifies femininity. I always felt in my most natural state I am heavenly. For my trans sisters, regardless of color, this will be a moment for us all.”

We would love to see Bloom strutting down the VS runway next year, here’s to hoping.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
Writer and social media addict. When I'm not scrolling through various timeline's I'm researching skin care regiments and watching the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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