Hijab wearing model Halima Aden signs on to IMG models, participates in Yeezy Season 7 NYFW and on the cover of CR Fashionbook. wearing her Hijab!
The Muslim model who made headlines at last month's Miss Minnesota pageant when she wore a hijab and a burkini during the swimsuit portion of the night,she became the first Muslim to compete in a beauty pageant wearing Hijab.
The Somali-American was just signed by IMG model Agency, one of the best in the world, becoming the agency's first Hijab-wearing model.
She wrote ......
" I signed with the top modeling agency in the WORLD and still wore my hijab as my crown.
Don't ever change yourself ..Change the game❤️ I can't thank @evelienjoos, @carineroitfeld , @ronnie_hart , and @benperreira enough for believing in me. Thank you so much @usastatepageants for opening this door ❤️ I am so excited to join the @imgmodels family and spread the message that diversity IS beauty 💞 "
She made her debut in Kanye West's Yeezys Season 7 at the just concluded New York Fashion Week and shot for CR-10 fashion book with Mario Sorenti and on the cover of CR magazine wearing her hijab.
Read what she had to say ....
"Never thought I would see the day that a woman dressed like me would grace the cover of a fashion magazine. Thank you SO much @carineroitfeld and my new@crfashionbook family for giving me the opportunity to feel represented in the most beautiful way ❤️"