According to Allure magazine, 19-year-old Halima Aden will star on the cover of the magazine’s July issue which celebrates American beauty ..The Minnesota native is the first woman to wear a hijab on the magazine’s cover.
Say hello to #HalimaAden—the first hijab-wearing model to a) sign to IMG, b) walk in a Yeezy Season fashion show, c) compete in Miss Minnesota USA, and d) cover #allure. Get to know the 19-year-old Somali American model, who’s breaking down every boundary in the fashion industry. “Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way,” she says. “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.” Tap the link in bio for our full interview. 📸: @solvesundsbostudio 👗: @beatbolliger 💇: @philippetholimet 💄: @thevalgarland 💅: @mariannewman
In the cover photo, the Muslim model wears a Nike hijab, and in her interview, she discusses her views on the garment.
Before her cover debut, Aden first achieved ‘groundbreaking’ status back in November 2016 when she became the first Miss Minnesota to compete in a hijab and burkini and participating in the fall 2017 fashion shows for Yeezy, Max Mara, and Alberta Ferretti. She also starred on the cover of Vogue Arabia last June.