Renowned American women’s beauty magazine Allure has placed Halima Aden as a magazine cover girl in spite of a woman who always wears hijab with a dream to become a model.
Back in November 2016, Halima has already acquired ‘groundbreaking’ status with not a single competitor to share the limelight, she became the first Miss Minnesota to compete in a hijab and burkini.
Say hello to #HalimaAden—the first hijab-wearing model to a) sign to IMG, b) walk in a Yeezy Season fashion show, c) compete in Miss Minnesota USA, and d) cover #allure. Get to know the 19-year-old Somalian American model, who’s breaking down every boundary in the fashion industry. “Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way,” she says. “I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that.” Tap the link in bio for our full interview. 📸: @solvesundsbostudio 👗: @beatbolliger 💇: @philippetholimet 💄: @thevalgarland 💅: @mariannewman
By walking on the New York Fashion Week, she made the history as a first hijab-wearing woman on the cover of Vogue magazine in Yeezy season 5. Consequently, Nike promoted her for hijab by stating ‘This is American Beauty’ – a slogan that boosts young model’s desire to defy beauty boundaries in fashion and lifestyle.
Halima Aden was born in refugee camp in Kenya – later her mommy moved to the US when she was just seven who needs to start wearing hijab – grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a town of about 65,000. Gradually, she became a fashion enthusiast who deeply concentrates on her face and outfit to carve out being gorgeous every time.
As Muslim women, where you have some tough hurdles to go public figure way, she has been praised many times in society for her role in fashion. She faced many political and social environments where sometimes it was hard to manage the traditional ambience but after all, it went fine.
Most importantly, she doesn’t live a symbolic life; she lives a human life. Halima is the talent of 21st century no matter whether her caste or religion is facing certain obstacles due to less logic proof reason.