Halima Aden Is The First To Model A Burkini In Sports Illustrated
Halima Aden is continuing to redefine the fashion industry\'s standards. The Somali-American just became the first hijab-wearing model featured in Sport\'s Illustrated Swimsuit issue.“SI Swimsuit has been at the forefront of changing the narrative and conversation on social issues and preconceived notions,” Aden said in a press release announcing the issue. “I’m hoping this specific feature will open doors up for my Somali community, Muslim community, refugee community and any other community that can relate to being different,” she continued.The UNICEF ambassador isn\'t a stranger to such firsts. She\'s made history as the first Miss Minnesota pageant contestant to don a hijab and a burkini on stage. Then, a year a later, she went on to sign with international modeling agency, IMG Models, becoming their first ever hijabi model, making her runway debut in Yeezy Season 5.Aden is also pushing boundaries in the design world, debuting her first modest fashion collection this month.