Halima Aden Becomes The First Model To Wear A Hijab And Burkini In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

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Halima Aden has made history once again as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

The shoot took place in Kenya, her birth country, where famous photographer Yu Tsai, shot the gorgeous photos on the Watamu Beach.

The Somali-American model who was born at a refugee camp, and lived until the age of seven before moving to the United States revealed how much the feat meant to her as she shared her sentiments on hijabi fashion models.

At the age of 19, Halima made headlines when she was the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. She went on to sign with IMG models and not only became an incredibly successful international model, but a champion for the expansion of the traditional defintion of beauty as well.

See more photos below.

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Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

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