Halima Aden is breaking all Boundaries as the First Model to Wear a Hijab and Burkini in SI Swimsuit 2019! Halima is known previously as the first hijab-wearing contestant in
a Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and the first hijabi signed to a major modeling agency.
“This feature is proving that a fully covered hijab wearing model can confidently stand alongside a beautiful woman in a revealing bikini and together they can celebrate one another, cheer each other on, and champion each other’s successes,” Halima said.
“Young Muslim women need to know that there is a modest swimsuit option available to them so they can join the swim team, participate in swim class at school and go with their
friends to the beach. Muslim girls should feel confident taking that step and doing so comfortably while wearing a bur0kini.”
Halima been featured on the covers of Allure and Glamour and helped American Eagle launch a denim hijab. She has also appeared on the runways of Yeezy, Max Mara, Philipp
Plein and more.