Model wears hijab and burkini in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) — For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated has included a model wearing a hijab and burkini in its swimsuit issue.

Her name is Halima Aden, a Muslim supermodel known for breaking boundaries in the world of beauty and fashion.

Aden is Somali-American by heritage and back in  2016, she made it to the Miss Minnesota USA semi-finals as the first contestant in the pageant’s history to wear a hijab and burkini. 

For her appearance in the swimsuit issue, she returned home to Kenya where spent her early childhood living in a refugee camp.


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