Halima Aden is the First to Compete in Miss Minnesota Wearing a Hijab and Burkini

29 Nov

Halima Aden is the first contestant to compete in Miss Minnesota USA wearing a hijab and burkini.  Halima was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and moved to the United States with her family when she was 7 years old.

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Halima told the Star Tribune, “I just want to go on as myself.”

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“That’s made me so proud to be a part of this,” she said. “Just give it a try. You might not win, but maybe the fifth, sixth girl will win. Don’t let anything get in the way.”

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While Halima did not end up taking the crown, she definitely made history.

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