Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Scores Allure Magazine Cover

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A woman of Somali origin made history as the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of the top American women's beauty magazine Allure.

In the July 2017 cover image, Aden strikes a "rock on" pose while wearing a red hoodie, the Nike Pro Hijab, and a gorgeous smokey eye beauty look.

Since then, she's also walked in the Yeezy season five show at New York Fashion Week and made headlines by being the first hijab-wearing woman to grace the cover of Vogue. "I don't have to worry about that", she said. She prefers more modest dress, with loser fitting clothes, something that hasn't stopped her blossoming modeling career.

Aden has always been working to busy stereotypes of Muslim women in the media, having appeared in the bikini round of the 2016 Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant while wearing a burkini and hijab.

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Aden moved to Minnesota when she was a child, after being born in a refugee camp in Kenya. They said yes, so she strutted the stage in a burkini.

"I just want to go on as myself", Aden said at the time of the pageant. "It's how I interpret my religion, but there are women who are Muslim who choose not to wear the hijab".

"Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way", she told "Allure".

"I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against, "You're too skinny", "You're too thick", "Look at her hips", "Look at her thigh gap".

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