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Halima Aden Makes History As First Sports Illustrated Model to Wear Hijab

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Halima Aden Makes History As First Sports Illustrated Model to Wear Hijab

Halima Aden Makes History As First Sports Illustrated Model to Wear Hijab

Yea, you heard right.

Sports Illustrated, an American magazine featured popular Somali-American model, Halima Aden in her swinwear edition. She proudly wore a hijab to take the photos and this move is currently shattering perceptions.

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.

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.

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