Yeezy’s Muslim Model Halima Aden Lands Her First Magazine Cover and Wants to Break Stereotypes: Pics

Yeezy’s Muslim Model Halima Aden Lands Her First Magazine Cover and Wants to Break Stereotypes: Pics

Kanye West didn’t quite make Halima Aden famous. But the Somali-American immigrant, 19, did walk her first-ever runway (wearing her hijab!) in his Yeezy season 5 fashion show the week before her debut magazine cover was unveiled.

Aden — who became the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss USA competition when she did so as Miss Minnesota in November — appears in her religious headpiece again as she covers Issue 10 of CR Fashion Book. Inside Carine Roitfeld’s glossy, Aden chats with fellow Muslim model Imanabout her experience in the industry so far.

Still, she doesn’t want to be the poster girl for her religion.

“I wish I could tell them, ‘Hey, I’m not a perfect Muslim,’” Aden, born in a Kenyan refugee camp, continued. “A lot of people had a misconception that I would be the perfect poster child for Islam. So I got a lot of Instagram comments like, ‘Oh, you don’t have your neck covered, you’re not a Muslim!’ My thing is, stop judging women, especially if you’re a man, because you don’t know the responsibility that comes with wearing a hijab.”

Ultimately, Aden, an aspiring United Nations ambassador, wants to “break the stereotype” associated with Islam. “I want to see this message spread,” she added. “As Muslims we just need more positive stories. Period.”


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