A hijab is NOT the first thing one thinks of as a typical accessory in a beauty pageant. Halima Aden is here to shake things up and show us why we’re wrong. She told Elle: “I feel like I’m here to bust those misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim women.”
“I feel like I’m here to bust those misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim women.”
Halima Aden starts off Miss Minnesota USA’s swimsuit segment to big cheers from the crowd. Announcer: “She’s making history tonight.” pic.twitter.com/OUvbHv6xct
— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) 27 de noviembre de 2016
The 19-year-old went down in the books as the first contestant in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant to wear a hijab throughout the competition and a burkini during the swimsuit round. She broke the barriers of what is the ‘norm’ in U.S. pageantry.
Aden was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and was just six-years-old when she moved to America. The Somali-American teenager made it to the semi-finals of the pageant on Sunday with a great attitude. She didn’t win but garnered the support of tweeters everywhere as she made history by participating.
— Mark J. Westpfahl (@MarkJWestpfahl) 24 de noviembre de 2016
Do you guys think she didn’t win because of the Hijab or the fact that she’s Muslim?
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