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IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model

February 17, 2017 10:37 am

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IMG signs hijab-wearing model Halima Aden who will debut at Yeezy Season 5 and in the next CR Fashion Book.

Minnesota teen Halima Aden made headlines in November when she competed in the state’s Miss USA competition wearing a hijab and, during the swimsuit portion, a burkini. “I didn’t really have modeling in mind,” says Aden, 19, who is Somali-American and was born in a Kenyan refugee camp. “I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them.”

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