In a first, Sports Illustrated will feature burkini-clad model – ​First model to wear a hijab and burkini – Economic Times

In a first, Sports Illustrated will feature burkini-clad model – ​First model to wear a hijab and burkini – Economic Times

​First model to wear a hijab and burkini

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​First model to wear a hijab and burkini

Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, best known for its racy covers of scantily clad bikini models, will feature for the first time a Muslim model wearing a hijab and burkini.

Sports Illustrated also posted a picture of her posing lying down in shallow water, wearing a turquoise hijab, long yellow earrings and a deep blue burkini — the full length swimsuit favored by some Muslim women.

Image Credit: twitter/SI_Swimsuit

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​Who is Halima Aden?

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​Who is Halima Aden?

Somali-American model Halima Aden’s rookie spread will be set in Kenya, where she was born in a refugee camp and lived until the age of seven.

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​Halima Aden makes history

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​Halima Aden makes history

“Growing up in the States, I never really felt represented because I never could flip through a magazine and see a girl who was wearing a hijab,” Aden said.

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​Full length swimsuit

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​Full length swimsuit

Halima Aden appeared in the swimsuit edition, out in May, wearing a number of different colourful burkinis.

Image Credit: instagram/SI_Swimsuit

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​Made headlines

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​Made headlines

Halima, 21, made headlines at age 19 when she was the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant, where she made the semi-finals in 2016.

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​Earlier achievements

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​Earlier achievements

She has previously featured on the cover of British Vogue and walked on the New York Fashion Week runway.

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