Halima Aden is a trailblazer in the world of fashion and beauty. She was the first ever contestant to wear a hijab and burkini in a USA pageant. She was the first hijab-wearing model to be signed by a major modelling agency and the first to appear on Allure and Vogue’s covers. In 2019 she became the first model to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine wearing a hijab and burkini. A far cry from her birth in a Kenyan refugee camp to Somali parents.
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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