Leyna Bloom is a 28-year-old Trans Gender Model from the Philippines who has been featured in print campaigns like Candy Transversal Magazine. She is active and popular on Instagram where she has more than 140k followers.
Leyna is also known as Leyna Ramous among many. She is an American fashion model, dancer, and transgender activist. Bloom presents vibrant energy and her face just gives away that sense of aura to everyone. She is on the list of 17 Fashion Influencers of 2018 alongside Sadie Sink.
Caption: Leyna Bloom in Chromat Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Leyna Bloom: Early Life, Education, and Career
Leyna Bloom was born on April 25, 1990, in the Philippines but grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother was a Filipina immigrant and her father was an African-American artist and an activist. Bloom’s mother was deported when she was an infant and she was raised by her father. Leyna from a very young age knew that she was a woman and her father was extremely supportive of her gender transition.
Bloom began dancing in the sixth grade. She danced with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Bloom then appeared for the American Ballet Theatre, sharing the stage with Misty Copeland at an age of 14. Leyna also received a full dance scholarship to the Chicago Academy of Arts but dropped out because it was a men’s scholarship and did not allow her to dance as a woman.
Caption: Leyna on IMDB
2014 saw a big breakthrough for Bloom where she appeared in a Candy Magazine cover feature on prominent trans women. Before this point, she was not open about being transgender. But after appearing on the cover page, Bloom came out as it was liberating for her to share major magazine cover with 13 trans women.
In October 2017, Bloom appeared in Vogue India becoming the first openly transgender woman of color.
Leyna Bloom: Personal Life
Leyna did not have the best start to her life with her mother being deported and only her father to look after her. She has struggled a lot in life to get to this point and sacrificed an awful lot. She acknowledges her ancestry and the people that died so that she could make it to the top.
Caption: Leyna Bloom, the first Trans Woman of Color to walk in the VS Fashion Show
She has for many years been advocating for the rights of Transgender Women. She is working against a limiting society and tries to better the society that we live in.
Not a lot is known about her love life and the 29-year-old model is extremely career orientated so it is not a surprise that her dating life has been kept quiet.
Leyna Bloom: Net Worth
Leyna Bloom is believed to have a net worth of $5 million. She makes her earnings from brand endorsements and Fashion Weeks.
Leyna also promotes brands on her social media platforms. She is very active on Instagram and with more than 140k followers, Bloom has marked her presence in the world of fashion.