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Halima Aden, first model in hijab and burkini on the cover of Sports Illustrated    

Written by FDM

This is a first for the Sports Illustrated magazine! For the cover of its special swimsuits issue, the American magazine has chosen none other than hijabi model Halima Aden in a burkini.

Somali-American Halima Aden is the cover star of the famous sports magazine. Very proud to be part of this special and symbolic number, the model took to her Instagram account to announce this collaboration, specifying that will be released on May 8 in the United States, as you can see in the video at the head of the article.

Halima Aden is a new symbol of the magazine’s attempt to inclusivity. In 2015, Ashley Graham was the first supermodel to pose on the cover of the magazine. Last year Paralympian Brenna Huckaby was the first woman with a disability to be photographed for publication.