Halima Aden is an American fashion model. She is the first woman to wear a burkini and hijab in Sports Illustrated magazine. She is also the first-ever model to grace the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Arabia, and Allure with hijab. She is also the UNICEF ambassador for children's rights.
Halima Aden was born on September 19, 1997, in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Her family sold incense and tomatoes in the camp. She moved to the United States at six years old to settle in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Aden’s belongs to the black ethnic community and has both American and Somali nationality.
As for education, she completed her high school studies from Apollo High School. She was even voted as the homecoming queen by her friends in her school. Halima is completing her undergrad at St. Cloud State University, as of 2019.
Halima Aden is not linked with anyone as of August 2019. She is focusing more on her modeling career as well as prioritizing her undergraduate studies. She is mostly active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Halima Aden at such a young age has accomplished so much both professionally and financially. Coming to the USA with nothing but a few dollars, she has managed to earn an estimated net worth of $500 thousand at just the age of 21.
Aden has earned most of her wealth from walking in high-end runway shows in Europe and the USA. Her bank account is credited regularly with the salary from posing for top magazines and brands.
Halima came into the public eye when she became the first contestant to wear a hijab and a burkini and compete in the Miss Minnesota USA in 2016. After the media coverage she received in the pageant, Aden signed a three-year contract with IMG Models in the following year.
Her debut as a model came in the February 2017 for the New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 5. Since her debut, she has walked for renowned designers like Alberta Ferretti and Maxmara.
She was also present in the Milan Fashion Week 2016 and London Modest Fashion and was the first model to walk on runways wearing hijab.
In June 2017, Halima became the first-ever hijab-wearing model to grace the cover of Vogue Arabia, Allure, and British Vogue. She also got the opportunity to become a UNICEF ambassador to work for children’s rights in 2018.
Halima paved the path for other models who wear hijab and burkini in April 2019 by being the first model to do so in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
Halima Aden is an American model who has broken many boundaries as hijab-wearing models around the world. She is the first-ever model to be in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit wearing burkini and hijab.
Halima’s age is 21, as of August 2019.
The American Somali model has a height of 5 ft 5½ inches (166 cm).
She has a net worth of $500,000.
Aden has almost a million followers including Rihanna and Zendaya.