Halima Aden

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Halima Aden
Halima Aden Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019.jpg
Born (1997-09-19) September 19, 1997 (age 21)
ResidenceSt. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
Nationality
Alma materSt. Cloud State University
OccupationModel
Years active2016–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)[1]
Hair colorBlack[1]
Eye colorDark Brown[1]
AgencyIMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London)[2][3]

Halima Aden (born September 19, 1997) is an American fashion model. She is noted for being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist.[4][5] Following her participation in the pageant, Halima received national attention and was signed to IMG Models.[1]

Bb== Early life and education == Aden was born in a refugee camp in Kenya. She is Somali and at the age of six moved to the United States, settling in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She attended Apollo High School where her classmates voted her as their school homecoming queen. She is a student at St. Cloud State University.[6]

Bb== Early life and education == Aden was born in a refugee camp in Kenya. She is Somali and at the age of six moved to the United States, settling in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She attended Apollo High School where her classmates voted her as their school homecoming queen. She is a student at St. Cloud State University.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Halima". IMG Models. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ http://imgmodels.com/halimaaden/paris/women
  3. ^ https://models.com/models/halima-aden
  4. ^ "From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers". Muslim Global. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Somali-American teen to be first fully covered Muslim contestant in Miss Minnesota USA". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  6. ^ "Halima Aden Makes History as the First Miss Minnesota USA Contestant to Wear Hijab". Cosmopolitan. 2016-11-28. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  7. ^ "Halima Aden Makes History as the First Miss Minnesota USA Contestant to Wear Hijab". Cosmopolitan. 2016-11-28. Retrieved 2017-04-02.