1989 (age 23–24)
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
Hawa was born in Somalia in 1989. She comes from a large Muslim family, with four sisters and three brothers. After spending a few of her early years in Mombasa, Kenya, at the age of seven, she and her family moved to Sweden.
Hawa later began entering modeling competitions, gaining experience with each passing contest. In 2007, she decided to enter as a contestant in the reality television modeling show Sweden's Next Top Model. She wound up winning the entire competition.
Since winning Sweden’s Next Top Model, Hawa has been making the most of the numerous opportunities that have been presented to her. She is very involved in the promotion of her young modeling career, and worked on an international ad-campaign for the Make Up Store in 2009.
Hawa counts the pioneering Somali models Iman and Waris Dirie among her biggest inspirations. Her favorite designer is Roberto Cavalli, for whom she hopes to one day do a runway show. She is also a yoga aficionado and believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
She currently lives in Stockholm.
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