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Halima Aden Wowed in a Custom Cynthia Rowley Burkini on the Sports Illustrated Runway

By Celebrity News Wire on July 20, 2019

Halima Aden made her way back to the runway this week to wow us all in a custom burkini and hijab for the Sports Illustrated 2019 show as part of Miami Swim Week. The 21-year-old Somali-American model kicked-off the publication's event in a metallic ensemble courtesy of Cynthia Rowley, that read "Don't change yourself, change the game" down the sleeves.

Earlier this year, Halima made Sports Illustrated history as the first woman to grace the magazine's pages in a hijab and burkini. She was also the first woman to wear a burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. "Growing up in the United States, I never really felt represented, because I never could flip through a magazine and see a girl who was wearing a hijab," she said in a video, reflecting on her accomplishments.

Halima's taste in swimwear isn't the only thing worth applauding - her sophisticated street style is just as impressive. Keep reading to see more photos from her night on the runway, and then catch up on her other groundbreaking moments in fashion.

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