Hamila Aden Is the Somali-American Model Who’s Taking the World By Storm

By on February 21st, 2017

 

Halima Aden is the latest addition to the list of Somali models to make a serious splash in fashion. The Minnesota-based model was the first to compete for the Miss USA crown while wearing a hijab, walked during Yeezy’s latest fashion show, and was recently interviewed by fellow Somali model and international superstar, Iman. But peep this: Aden has been able to accomplish all of these amazing feats since November 2016. The 19-year old college student’s role is important because according to the aforementioned interview with CR Fashion Book, she fights for positive representation of Muslim women who wear hijabs, and also believes physical beauty is not the end-all-be-all. Aden is destroying yet simultaneously rebuilding old ideas on what Somali women, Muslims, and people should be like.

Watch her interview with CBS Minnesota below: