Watch Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Walk For Yeezy At NYFW

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Born in a Kenyan refugee camp and now a United States citizen, her appearance in such a high-profile show will propel her into a much bigger league than did the headlines she first made a year ago - when she became the first woman to compete in a Miss Minnesota beauty pageant in a hijab. She became the first woman to participate in Miss Minnesota beauty pageant, wearing her hijaab. For the swimsuit portion of the competition, the model proudly rocked a burkini.

In an interview with the Business of Fashion, IMG president Ivan Bart said that the agency was impressed with Aden's commitment to her beliefs, which includes wearing the hijab and dressing modestly. "I find this incredibly inspiring, and I know she will be an icon", editor Carine Roitfeld told the site.




Aden's joining the ranks of mega models Bella and Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and Gisele in IMG Models' Women division. I get to represent. She immigrated to America with her mother when she was just six years old. The young model from St. Cloud apparently had a blast. She completed the athleisure look with high-waisted track trousers, lace-up heels and a puffer jacket, opting for minimal makeup and sleek, straight hair. Now a freshman at St. Cloud State University, Aden is a proud and vocal trailblazer for Muslim women in the fashion industry. Commenters online, however, described her display as "haram" or forbidden by Islamic law.

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