Megan Thee Stallion and Leyna Bloom celebrated their historic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers at the magazine’s reveal party in Florida on Friday night. The “Thot Sh*t” singer is the first rapper to ever cover the special-edition magazine, while Leyna made history with her SI debut as the first Black, Asian trans model to grace the cover. Naomi Osaka was also one of the three cover stars, however, she was not in attendance as she’s currently in Japan for the Olympic Games.
Megan considers the shoot “one of the best experiences in my life” due to the magazine’s dedication to diversity. “I think they are on the forefront when it comes to diversity and inclusion because they do not fear change, they lean into it,” Megan told People. “They see the world and have it reflect on the cover and pages inside. That is why they have been so successful.” Meanwhile, Leyna still can’t get over the major milestone. “There are no words to captivate how I feel or how anyone would feel — especially someone like me, because this has literally never happened to anyone like me on the face of the earth,” Leyna told SI. “I want to bask in this moment and enjoy July 19, 2021, because today will be a historical day in history.” See how Megan and Leyna celebrated their iconic covers at the SI bash ahead.