”I have Much More To Offer Than My Physical Appearance” – Somali-American Model Halima Aden Covers Allure

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19-year-old Halima Aden made headlines when she rocked her Hijab during Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week earlier this year.

The Muslim girl who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp disclosed in an interview with Allure (Magazine) that….

”There are women who are Muslim who choose not to wear the hijab. That’s something people often forget…..Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way, I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that.”

Halima covers Allure’s July 2017 issue. Peep more shots from her feature below:

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Credits

Fashion stylist: Beat Bolliger.

Hair: Philippe Tholimet.

Makeup: Val Garland.

Manicure: Marian Newman

Photography:

Sølve Sundsbø

 

More deets about the issue on Allure.com

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