18 Muslim Women to Watch in 2018

7) Halima Aden


Halima Aden gained national media attention in 2016 after competing in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, becoming the first contestant to wear a hijab and burkini. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she now works for IMG Models and became the first hijabi model to make the cover of Vogue Arabia (June 2017) and Allure Magazine (July 2017). She debuted at the New York City Fashion Week in February 2017 and was featured in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Campaign in September.