Meghan Thee Stallion Stuns on Cover of Sports Illustrated ‘Swimsuit Edition’

Sports Illustrated revealed the women who will grace three different covers of this year’s Swimsuit Edition. They include tennis star Naomi Osaka, Meghan Thee Stallion, and model Leyna Bloom.

Sports Illustrated chose the cover models to go along with this year’s theme which is “Opening Eyes, Speaking Truths and Changing Minds.” Leyna Bloom is the first transgender woman of color to pose for the cover. Last year’s edition featured Brazil’s Valentina Sampaio, who was the first openly transgender model.

Meghan Thee Stallion is the first music star to be on the cover since Beyonce did it in 2007. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, MJ Day, called her a “magnetic powerhouse taking the world by storm.” 

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition hits newsstands on Thursday.

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