Yea, you heard right.
Sports Illustrated, an American magazine featured popular Somali-American model, Halima Aden in her
SI’s annual Swimsuit Issue is a once-a-year photo college of young women wearing swimwear on beaches.
While announcing the collaboration via Instagram, Halima passed a very strong message for everyone.
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Don’t change yourself .. Change the GAME!! Ladies anything is possible!!! Being in Sports Illustrated is so much bigger than me. It’s sending a message to my community and the world that women of all different backgrounds, looks, upbringings… can stand together and be celebrated. Thank you so much @si_swimsuit & the entire team for giving me this incredible opportunity.
Halima is noted for being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. She is signed to IMG Models.