Sports Illustrated features first model in hijab and burkini

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(CNN) –  For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated has included a model wearing a hijab and burkini in its swimsuit issue. Her name is Halima Aden  a muslim supermodel known for breaking boundaries in the world of beauty and fashion. This isn’t Aden’s first time making history in her industry. In 2016 she made it to the Miss Minnesota USA semi-finals as the first contestant in the pageant’s history to wear a hijab and burkini. Aden is Somali-American by heritage. She spent her early childhood living in a refugee camp in Kenya.
At the age of seven, she moved to the u-s with her family.


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