Halima Aden’s modeling proficiency came to notice after she signed with the IMG Models. Prior to that, the Somali-American fashion model ringed national attention after competing in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
Short Bio: Age, Height
The 21-years-of-age beauty queen was born on 19 September 1997 in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. She lived there until the age of seven before relocating to the United States. Following the move, Halima settled in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The Somali-American model was voted as a school homecoming queen by her classmates at Apollo High School. To the recent, she is the attendee at St. Cloud State University.
Besides a sensational modeling figure, the fashion maestro stands at an average height of 5 feet and 5.5 inches (1.66 m).
Career As Model, Beauty Queen
The young model came into media attention following her participation in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016. There, she became the first contestant in the pageant to wear a hijab and burkini. A year later, she marched into the modeling world signing a three-year contract with IMG Models.
Halima ringed her professional debut at the New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 5 in February 2017. Meanwhile, she served as a telecast judge of the Miss USA 2017 pageant.
Halima became the first hijab and burkini-wearing model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2019. After achieving the feat, Halima expressed her excitement saying,
I keep thinking [back] to six-year-old me who, in this same country, was in a refugee camp. So to grow up to live the American dream [and] to come back to Kenya and shoot for SI in the most beautiful parts of Kenya–I don’t think that’s a story that anybody could make up.
Halima Aden as a first hijabi model in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit on 30 April 2019 (Picture: Halima’s Instagram)
Previously, she also became the first hijabi model on the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Africa, and Allure.
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Does She Have A Husband?
Besides her rocketing fame in the fashion industry, not much of Halima’s secluded life has surfaced on the internet. Looking at her young age and the immense hunger for accomplishments, the promising model seems completely occupied in her professional career.
Till now, the early 20 diva seems far from boyfriend and husband related sagas. She could think of prioritizing her relationship life in the near future, who knows?
Some Interesting Facts About Halima Aden
- Halima has walked for numerous designers including Alberta Ferretti and Maxmara.
- She also participated in the 2016 Milan Fashion Week and London Modest Fashion Week.
- Besides modeling, she also became a UNICEF Ambassador in July of 2018.
- The supermodel has over 889K followers on her Instagram.