Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden makes history as July cover star of ‘Allure’

Source: USA Today

From pageants to print — hijab-wearing Halima Aden is breaking beauty boundaries.

Aden, 19, is the cover star of Allure’sJuly issue, which celebrates American beauty.

The Minnesota native is the first woman to wear a hijab on the magazine’s cover.

In the cover photo, the Muslim model wears a Nike hijab, and in her interview, she discusses her views on the garment.

“It’s how I interpret my religion,” she said. “Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way. I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that.”

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Categories: America, Hijab, USA, Women

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