Fashion model wears hijab and burkini in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue


For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated has included a model wearing a hijab and burkini in its swimsuit issue.

Her name is Halima Aden, a Muslim supermodel known for breaking boundaries in the world of beauty and fashion.

Aden is Somali-American by heritage and back in  2016, she made it to the Miss Minnesota USA semi-finals as the first contestant in the pageant’s history to wear a hijab and burkini. 

For her appearance in the swimsuit issue, she returned home to Kenya where spent her early childhood living in a refugee camp.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Interactive Radar


click here for more information on the gridiron classic airing on NBC4 Saturday night at 8 pm

Trending on

Today's Central OH Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss


Storm Team 4 on Alexa