Halima Aden

Halima

Aden

Bio

A Somali refugee, Halima Aden is a hijab-wearing model paving her way to supermodel status.

A Somali refugee, Halima Aden is a hijab-wearing model paving her way to supermodel status. She first made headlines when she competed for the Miss USA pageant wearing a hijab and sporting a burkini in the swimsuit portion of the competition – a first in the 65-year history of the event. Finishing among the top 15 finalists, Halima caught the eye of Carine Roitfeld, securing the first cover to feature a hijab-wearing model. Since then, Halima has appeared in various covers including, VOGUE Arabia, Allure, Teen VOGUE and advertisement campaigns including Fenty Beauty. Halima has also walked down runways for Yeezy, Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti. Despite all her success, Halima remains grounded, as recently quoted, “I want this to be greater than me. Every editorial, every cover, every campaign that I do is as much for me as it is for (women in my community).”

Appearances

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A Somali refugee, Halima Aden is a hijab-wearing model paving her way to supermodel status. She first made headlines when she competed for the Miss USA pageant wearing a hijab and sporting a burkini in the swimsuit portion of the competition – a first in the 65-year history of the event. Finishing among the top 15 finalists, Halima caught the eye of Carine Roitfeld, securing the first cover to feature a hijab-wearing model. Since then, Halima has appeared in various covers including, VOGUE Arabia, Allure, Teen VOGUE and advertisement campaigns including Fenty Beauty. Halima has also walked down runways for Yeezy, Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti. Despite all her success, Halima remains grounded, as recently quoted, “I want this to be greater than me. Every editorial, every cover, every campaign that I do is as much for me as it is for (women in my community).”