Photos of first Muslim model Halima Aden wearing a hijab and burkini

Halima Aden is the talk of town.

From landing the cover of British Vogue to walking on New York Fashion Week runways, Halima has proved that there is a place for modest Muslim women in the fashion industry.

She is trending because she is the first Muslim model to be photographed by Sports Illustrated wearing a hijab and burkini.

Halima said of the much talked about photoshoot, “I never really felt represented because I never could flip through a magazine and see a girl who was wearing a hijab.” #ShatteringPerceptions.”

On an Instagram post she wrote:

“Don’t change yourself .. Change the GAME!! Ladies anything is possible!!! Being in Sports Illustrated is so much bigger than me. It’s sending a message to my community and the world that women of all different backgrounds, looks, upbringings… can stand together and be celebrated. Thank you so much @si_swimsuit & the entire team for giving me this incredible opportunity.”

Check out her photos

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