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Swimsuit Issue features models wearing the hijab and burkini


Halima Aden made history (again).
Halima Aden made history (again).

Picture: Getty Images for UOMA Beauty

Somali-American model Halima Aden just made history as the first ever to wear the hijab and to burkini Sports Illustrated«S signature swimsuit issue.

21-year-old with a & # 39 issue of the journal will appear in a series of photographed Yu-permeable Watamu Beach in Kenya in May 2019.

For the filming of Aden wore the hijab and a collection of paintings burkinis – a swimsuit that covers most of the body other than the hands, feet and face, worn by some Muslim women.

And the picture is very beautiful.

Burkini was originally created by Australian designer Muslim Aheda Zanetti in 2016 – the same year he became the subject of public debate in France after officials banned women from wearing burkinis on several beaches. It was a step, it closed many Muslim women as sexist and Islamophobia.

In the clip Sports Illustrated, Aden called to become «burkini small" for the magazine dream come true.

"Having grown up in the States, I never felt as though he imagined, because I could never read a magazine and see a girl who was wearing a hijab," she said in a Twitter video.

Aden grew up in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya before moving to the United States when she was 7.

"I keep thinking [back] 6-year-old me, who, in the same country was in a refugee camp, "said Aden Sports Illustrated during filming.

"Therefore, to grow, to live the American dream [and] return to Kenya and shooting SI in the most beautiful parts of Kenya – I do not think this is a story that someone can fill up. "

innovative shoot Aden was met with high praise, especially from other models such as Gigi Hadid, Winnie Harlow and Dacians Toto, who shared the love on Twitter and Instagram.

This is not the first time Aden made history. In 2016 she became the first woman to wear the hijab on stage in Minnesota Miss USA contest, where she was a semifinalist.

In March, she & # 39 appeared in fashion«S first group hijabi cover with the British model Ikram Abdi Omar and Amina Adan, the first model hijabi signed a contract with the Danish modeling agency.

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Question of Aden Sports Illustrated will be a & # 39; to appear in the stands on 8 May.

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