Come and listen to Halima Aden's Personal story on Nov 27th from 7-8pm
Halima Aden is an American fashion model. She is noted for being the first Somali-American to compete and become a semi-finalist in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Following her participation in the pageant, Aden received national attention and was signed to IMG Models. In February 2017, Aden made her debut at the New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 5.
She has since walked for numerous designers, including Maxmara (alongside Gigi Hadid, who is thought to be a Muslim) and Alberta Ferretti, among numerous smaller names. She has also participated in the 2016 Milan Fashion Week and London Modest Fashion Week. She has also posed for American Eagle, British Glamour, and has a CR Fashion Book cover.
She was the first hijab-wearing model to walk international runways and to be signed to a major agency. In June 2017, she became the first hijab-wearing model on Vogue Arabia's cover. She also became the first hijab-wearing model on an Allure cover, for their July 2017 issue.