“If there’s one thing that our cover models have in common, it’s that they don’t have one thing in common. They look different, have different upbringings, have different passions and inspirations. But each is a reminder that beauty comes in many forms,” Day said.
The editor-in-chief referred to Bloom as “one grounded in resilience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help her tell it. Her presence as the first trans woman of color to be in our issue is a result of her lifetime dedication to forging her own path.”
As for Megan, Day shared that choosing her as one of the cover stars aligns with the brand’s values of inspiring women within various communities across the globe.
“In terms of the whole package of Megan Thee Stallion, it’s not just Meg the rapper. It’s not just Meg the advocate. It’s not just Meg the academic,” Day said, Billboard reported. “She’s so passionate, she’s so professional, she’s so driven, and she’s so kind and wonderful and empowering and uplifting.
“She is so symbolic of everything I hope other women can tap into for themselves. I don’t think the world has given her the respect that she deserves for all of the progress she has helped make, and has helped liberate women with, and that’s very synonymous with how I feel like this brand is also of service to people,” Day added.