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Born in Refugee Camp – Today Is Famous

by Elsa Stringer

A 20-year-old model, Halima Aden from Kenya, became the first Muslim woman who appeared on the cover page of “Essence”. This is a landmark of sorts because she became the first Muslim who appeared on a cover of a magazine, dressed in hijab.


She claims that she considers important to be visible and she wants to spread a message to all the girls that they don’t need to hide change their identity to be famous. Originally, she comes from Somalia.

Halima Aden


Thanks to her contract with an agency called “IMG”. Together with the company, she made some historical steps that are going to create a bright future.


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This was probably my favorite makeup look of 2019 or as I like to say “My Meg Face” ?♥️ @meg829

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Three years ago, she became the first girl that participated in “Miss Minnesota” dressed in burkini and hijab. Besides that, she appeared on covers of “Vogue” and “Allure”. As we said, she was born in Kenya in a refugee camp.