Muslim teen first to compete in hijab for Miss Minnesota

Muslim teen first to compete in hijab for Miss Minnesota
 

A Somali-American has become the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant wearing a hijab and burkini.
Halima Aden, 19, donned the traditional Islamic dress and full-body "burkini" during the event's swimsuit segment.
Ms Aden, who was born in Kenya and moved as a child to St Cloud, Minnesota, was one of the top 15 contestants in the two-day pageant.
She said she hopes her participation inspires other Muslim women to be confident about their identity.
"A lot of people will look at you and will fail to see your beauty because you're covered up and they're not used to... read more

 
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Source: BBC
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