First Muslim woman in Burkini for Sports Illustrated


First Muslim woman in Burkini for Sports Illustrated

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Halima Aden has become the first muslim model to appear in a hijab and burkini in the sports illustrated swimsuit issue making history. Aden who is only 21 years old is a Somali-American who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and lived there until she immigrated to the United States at the age of 7. She returned to her birth country to shoot for the magazine issue which was photographed by Yu Tsai at Watamu Beach. She has said that growing up she never felt represented, she could never flick through a magazine and see a girl wearing a hijab so for her to be able to do that now is a dream come true. Halima was also the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini at the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant.

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April 30, 2019 | 6:06 pm