Halima Aden Becomes First Model to Wear Hijab in a Sport Magazine
Somali-American model Halima Aden has broken another boundary in the fashion industry as she becomes the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and full-body burkini in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. Aden called the photo feature a "dream come true" and hopes it would promote diversity and boost confidence among young Muslim women to participate in sports and assert their right to public spaces.
This is Africa, 30 April 2019
Somali-American model Halima Aden is the newest member of the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" edition's cover girls and has made history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and… Read more »
Halima Aden rose to fame as the first-ever model to take the runway wearing hijab. Since then, she has gone on to become one of the modelling world's most famous stars, walking the ... Read more »