Halima Aden

Birth Day September 19th, 1997
Birth Place
Age 26 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

About Halima Aden 

Halima Aden is a Somali-American fashion model who made history as the first woman to wear a burkini and hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. She received international attention and was represented by IMG Models during the participation in the pageant. She was also the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. made headlines when she opened Kanye West’s season 5 Yeezy show in New York in the year 2017. She has also landed on the cover of Allure, British Vogue, Vogue Arabia, and Teen Vogue. In the year 2017, her face graced a massive American Eagle billboard in the center of Time Square. She was even awarded the 2017 Image Award at Unity Gala. In the year 2018, she was named an official celebrity UNICEF Ambassador. She has more than 51.6K followers on her Twitter account and she has more than 1.3 million followers on her Instagram account.  

Recently in the news, Model Halima Aden said she is quitting runway shows because working in fashion has forced her to compromise her religious beliefs. Aden, who was hailed as a trailblazer for being one of the first models to wear a hijab and walk for major fashion labels including Kanye West's Yeezy, posted a series of images on social media that illustrated the times she had lost touch with who she is (from missing prayer times to being draped with pairs of jeans for a head covering). She also shared a post of herself in a campaign for Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, writing: "(Rihanna) let me wear the hijab I brought to set. This is the girl I'm returning to, the real Halima." In another post, Aden spoke about the feeling that comes from being "a minority within a minority", adding: "What I do blame the industry for is the lack of Muslim women stylists." She said this had led to very little understanding of the hijab within the fashion industry. 

Halima Aden, a famous fashion model

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Halima Aden is famous for being a fashion model. She is best known for being the first woman to wear a burkini and hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.

On 19th September 1997, Halima Aden was born in Kenya in the Kakuma refugee camp. Her nationality is Somali-American and her ethnic background is Somali-Black. Her race is black. She was raised by her single mother but the details about her parent's name are still a mystery as she has not mentioned anything about it. She also has a sibling, a brother. She is Somali and at the age of six moved to the United States, settling in St. Cloud, Minnesota (hometown). She is a student at St. Cloud State University. Virgo is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Islam.  As per her education, she attended Apollo High School where her classmates voted her as their school homecoming queen. As of 2020, she celebrated her 23rd birthday. 

Halima Aden's Childhood Picture

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The 23 years, Halima Aden is a very beautiful girl with a charming personality. She stands tall at a height of 5 ft 5 in. and she weighs around 50 kg. She has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her body measurement is 33-24-35 inches and her bra size is 33C. Her body build is slim. Her dress size is 4 US. Overall, she has got a healthy body as she maintains her body. She got braces in her early teenage years and would have them while modeling. 

Halima Aden's Modeling Career

  • Halima Aden came to media attention in the year 2016 after she competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. She became the first contestant in the pageant to wear a burkini and a hijab. 
  • In 2017, she signed a three-year contract with IMG Models. She also made her debut at the New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 5 in February. 
  • Later, she served as a preliminary and telecast judge of the Miss USA 2017 pageant. 
  • After on, she has walked for numerous designers, including Maxmara and Alberta Ferretti,. What's more, she has participated in the 2016 Milan Fashion Week and London Modest Fashion Week. 
  • Similarly, she has also posed for American Eagle and British Glamour and has a CR Fashion Book cover.
  • She became the first hijab-wearing model to walk international runways and to be signed to a major agency.
  • Additionally, she also became the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of Vogue Arabia, Allure, and British Vogue. 
  • She also became a UNICEF ambassador in the year 2018. she became the first model to wear the hijab and burkini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in May 2019. 
  • She then stated on her Instagram account that her appearance in Sports Illustrated sends a message to both her community and the world that "women of all different backgrounds, looks, upbringings...can stand together and be celebrated." 
  • She became the first black woman with hijab to be featured on the cover of Essence magazine in 2020’s January/ February issue. 
  • She also collaborated with modest clothing brand Modanisa to design her own turban and shawl collection called Halima x Modanisa.
  • On 20th April 2019, she released the collection at the Istanbul Modest Fashion Week. 

Halima Aden with Gigi Hadid

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Awards, Achievements, and Honors of Halima Aden

Halima Aden became the semi-finalist in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016. She was also awarded the Image Award at Unity Gala in the year 2017.

Halima Aden's Net Worth 2020

Halima Aden is one of the inspiring models in the modeling world. She has broken the myth that an individual has to reach a certain age to start working and become a global name. She's only an adolescent with the world's potential to reach the maximum height career-wise. She has worked for various brands and signed for different top agencies. She even modeled for Clavin Klein Women, Fenty Beaty by Rihanna, Yeezy by Kanye West, Philipp Plein, American Eagle Outfitters, and Max Mara. She has accomplished much admiration but her journey does not end here. She has to go beyond the expanses and receive more gratitude and success that she deserves for. She has a great appearance that is well appreciated in the industry and she should casually utilize the gifted aspects that she is carrying within her. she is also an Instagram star who promotes various brands through her profile. Her net worth is estimated to have $100k-$1 Million as of 2020. But the details about her salary and career earning is still to get unfold yet. Her major source of wealth comes from a modeling career and she is satisfied with her earnings as of today.

Halima Aden's Boyfriend

Halima Aden is not married yet as she is young to get married. There is no news about her dating news, affairs, and rumors about having a boyfriend. She has not been linked with any person to date. She is assumed to be living the single life as of today. She has not disclosed any information regarding her personal life. At present, she is busy in her career and studies rather than spending her valuable time making a boyfriend or being in a relationship. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

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