Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Scores Allure Magazine Cover

Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Scores Allure Magazine Cover

US beauty magazine Allure has unveiled its first-ever cover featuring a model in a hijab with the coverline “This is American Beauty”.

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Nineteen-year-old model Halima Aden stars on the startling cover while wearing one of Nike’s new sports performance hijabs. The cover calls the model “Muslim, model, destroyer of stereotypes”.

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Aden, who was born in Kenya and came to the US as a refugee, shot to fame in 2016 when she entered and won the Miss Minnesota contest which she entered in a burkini.

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Following the win Aden’s become a successful model in the US and even featured on the cover of Vogue.

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In the accompanying interview in Allure, Aden said: “Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way,” she said.

“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’. I don’t have to worry about that,” she said.