Halima Aden makes history as the first hijabi model to appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue!

2019-04-30 15:13
 
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Cape Town - Somali-American model, Halima Aden has broken another boundary in the fashion industry.

Halima has been the first to do many things, including wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant and be the first hijabi model to grace a mainstream magazine.

And now the beauty is the first hijabi model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue!

Photographed by YuTsai in Kenya, Halima looks stunning while posing on a sandy beach wearing a hijab and burkini.

SEE HER STUNNING FEATURE SNAPS HERE:

"We believe beauty knows no boundaries," says SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day about Halima's feature.

"I admire Halima, and I consider her an inspirational human for what she has decided to use her platform for and her work with Unicef as an ambassador."

Speaking about her shoot in a video shared on Instagram, Hamlia say: "This is literally a dream come true…"

The 21-year-old adds how special the moment is to her, saying: "I never really felt represented, because I never could flip through a magazine and see a girl who was wearing a hijab."

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Following the announcement of her inclusion, Twitter praised and applauded Halima for her historical moment.

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