Leyna Bloom becomes the first transgender model of colour to be featured in Vogue India

A transgender woman has become the first to appear in Vogue magazine India.

Model Leyna Bloom has been tipped as one to watch since New York Fashion Week.

Now she’s breaking records as she appears in Vogue India.

Bloom is the first non-white transgender person to ever appear in the esteemed fashion bible, which sells thousands of copies across the huge country.

In the October issue, she has an entire page to herself, draped in aqua Prada.

On a second page, Bloom fits into a gaggle of models, wearing designs by Alexander McQueen.

“All I can say is, ‘Wow, my name will be forever be affiliated with Vogue — that’s iconic,’” Bloom said of her achievement.

“And history has really been made! It’s really a dream come true. I just hope I can keep working with this brand and other brands like Vogue.”

The appearance comes after the country appointed its first trans people to courts and policing.

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