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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Halima Aden

Finalist in Fashion

About Halima Aden

Somali-American supermodel Halima Aden built an international career out of unwavering determination. The first woman to wear a hijab at a Miss USA state pageant, Halima became IMG’s first hijab-wearing model, steadily making history without sacrificing her beliefs. Sharing her iconic looks via social, the once-refugee turned icon supports the narrative “be the woman you wanted to be when you were a little girl.” Halima uses her formidable social following of 800K+ to raise awareness and support for A Child Is A Child refugee youth as a UNICEF Ambassador, returning in 2018 to her birthplace Kakuma refugee camp to empower young fans to reach for their dreams.

Halima Aden's best work on social