6 Brilliant Photos of Leyna Bloom in Dominica

The model and actress returns to the publication for her third consecutive year.
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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. 


After her historic 2021 SI Swimsuit Issue cover in which she was the first transgender woman to land on the front of the annual magazine, Leyna Bloom returns to the publication for her third consecutive year. She was photographed in Dominica by Amanda Pratt for the ’23 SI Swimsuit Issue.

Bloom shared a gorgeous image from her full gallery as a teaser on Instagram on Monday. The model and actress was captured from behind in a strappy black-and-gold swimsuit by Norma Kamali as she held on to her lush green surroundings.

“Today marks 3 strong seasons with @si_swimsuit I’m so honored to come back a 3rd time. To represent my community and powerful feminine energy like mines worldwide,” Bloom wrote in her caption, adding that she felt lucky to return to the magazine for her third feature.

View Leyna Bloom’s full 2023 SI Swimsuit gallery here.

“This is by far my favorite experience so far,” Bloom also noted. “I love being in Dominica being received by my people in such a beautiful environment in this rotation of black love, it really brings so much happiness to my soul and to my people.”

In honor of the 33-year-old’s newest photo shoot with the franchise, we’re sharing six of our favorite images Pratt captured of the model in Dominica below.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by isabella rose. Necklace by Viktoria Hayman Jewelry.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by Norma Kamali.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by Norma Kamali. Earrings by Alexis Bittar. Bracelets by Eklexic Jewelry.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by SAME. Earrings by Eklexic Jewelry.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by Norma Kamali. Earrings by Alexis Bittar. Bracelets by Eklexic Jewelry.

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Leyna Bloom was photographed by Amanda Pratt in Dominica. Swimsuit by Ema Savahl Couture. Bracelet by Alexis Bittar.

Get ready for the hottest event of the year! The 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue is out now, and you won’t want to miss the Swimsuit Issue Launch Party. Secure your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable weekend of glamour, beauty and fun.

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Cara O’Bleness

CARA O’BLENESS

Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.