Muslim Teen Becomes First Miss USA Contestant To Compete Wearing A Hijab & Burkini! See Her Stunning & Historic Look!
She's beauty and she's grace… and she's wearing a hijab!
Halima Aden may have not been crowned Miss Minnesota USA on Sunday night, but she still made history!
The 19-year-old Somali-American became the first Miss USA contestant to compete wearing a hijab, and even wore a burkini during the swimsuit portion of the competition!
After immigrating to St. Cloud, Minnesota at age 7, the Muslim teen hoped her platform would change minds about Islam in the midst of this heated sociopolitical climate.
The St. Cloud State University freshman — who dreams of becoming a U.N. ambassador — wasn't discouraged by the lack of Muslim representation in the pageant world.
Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, she said: