Bloom has been clobbering conformity since the 27-year-old got her start in the ballroom dance community. Bloom went on to become one of the few openly transgender models to walk the runway during New York Fashion Week in 2017. She made history again as the first transgender cover model in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit history and the first trans person of color to appear on our pages.
Belize is a remarkable paradise full of beaches, jaguars, and some of the best scuba and snorkeling in the world! Beyond the unmatched natural wonders, enriching history and archaeological marvels and adrenaline-inducing adventures, it is truly the warmth of the Belizean people that makes Belize so special. Belize has garnered a widespread reputation as one of the world’s friendliest destinations.
In Belize, the team shot between jungles, lagoons and desolate islands with stunning waters, agriculture and wildlife. We wanted the styling to reflect the vibrance and abundance of the location. They pulled South American–inspired florals, dramatic structural pieces and bold jewelry that could keep up the beautiful and intense surroundings.
Hair: DJ Quintero
Makeup: Lisa Aharon of The Wall Group
Photographer: Yu Tsai
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