Women nowadays have become aware of their surroundings and themselves. They refuse to conform and are not afraid to speak their mind. Halima Aden is one of the fierce women who retaliated against the changes in the fashion world.
Hailed from America, Aden is an American model who is the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Likewise, Halima received a national anthem and is signed to IMG Models. Here we will discuss further this beautiful model.
Before we move any further, let’s read some facts first.
Halima Aden: Quick Facts
September 19, 1997
St. Cloud State University
5 feet 5 cm(166 cm)
Age and Height: How Old Is Halima Aden?
The Somalian beauty Halima Aden was born on September 19, 1997, under the star sign of Virgo. Also, as of now, the American model is 22 years and will soon turn 23rd this year.
Moving on, Aden stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches(166 cm) and weighs 50 kg(121 lbs). Not to mention, being a professional model, she has got a stunning body measuring 33-23-34 inches. Almost making a perfect hourglass figure.
At the same time, Halima has beautiful black eyes and black hair. However, she is mostly seen donning the hijab that now has become a fashion statement to her.
Early Life and Education
The beautiful Halima Aden was born in a UN refugee camp in northeastern Kenya to her Somali parents. The family settled in the field from fleeing their village that burned to the ground.
The family lived in a refugee for almost a decade. Despite living in such a crowded place where fear of wild animals and food scarcity was evident, Aden only has the fondest memory of that place.
However, their life changed once they moved to the states. Aden was just seven years old when she stepped into the land of dreams and saw the sky touching skyscrapers. After various efforts, the Somali family settled themselves in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Likewise, Halima joined Apollo High School and was even voted as homecoming queen. As of now, the 22-year-old is a student at St. Cloud State University.
Halima Aden and Runway- Why Is Halima Aden Famous? What is a Burkini swimsuit?
Halima is a famous POC who rose to fame in the fashion industry in 2016. So, what happened in 2016 that shot the simple girl from Kenya to the fashion scene. Well, it all started when she took part in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
Halima was the first beauty pageant contestant in the states to wear a hijab. Her competition pictures including the one wearing a burkini (a swimsuit with pants and a long-sleeved tunic, plus a head covering).
Even though Halima did not win the pageant, her picture covered every American magazine and blog. From there, Aden came in contact with fashion agents and hence, began her modeling career.
So far, Halima’s modeling career has taken her to walk in the runway for Yeezy Season 5 and MaxMara, and also a campaign for NIKE.
Professional Career: VOGUE
Since the pageant, Halima has accomplished many things as a model. The year later, the pageant, Aden, was signed by IMG Models for three years. Likewise, on February 5, 2017, Aden made her debut at the New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 5.
Also, Aden’s first-ever photoshoot was with Mario Sorrenti and Carine Roitfeld, most sought out photographers in the world. With this, Aden has joined the list of fellow Muslim models such as Somali Iman, Kenza Fourati, and Imaan Hammam.
However, Aden is the first woman to wear a hijab and dress moderately on the job. Retaining her identity, Halima has also posed for CR Fashion Book and graced the cover of VOGUE(British, Arabia), and Allure.
Moreover, in 2018, the first hijab model became a UNICEF ambassador, where she mainly focuses on children’s rights. The following year in May 2019, Aden was appointed as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and first to wear hijab and burkini.
Regarding her appearance on the magazine, Aden sent a message to the world,
“Women of all different backgrounds, looks, upbringings…can stand together and be celebrates.”
Furthermore, Aden graced the cover of Essence Magazine in the 2020 January/February issue, making her the first to do so in the hijab.
Halima Aden: Personal Life and Husband
Since her arrival in the fashion industry, Halima Aden has attracted the attention of many with her unique looks and ideology. While most of the people were drawn to her beauty, others were interested in her love life.
However, there is no news on her personal life, meaning Halima, the 22-year-old model is single as of now. Not to mention, Aden has maintained her life away from the prying eyes of media.
Similarly, Aden does not share much when it comes to her family in the Instagram posts.
Net Worth and Income
The first hijab model, Halima Aden, has worked with numerous brands and fashion houses. With each passing year, the Somalian model is gaining both experience and name in the fashion industry. However, this work of hers has not left her empty-handed. As of 2020, Aden has the net worth ranging from $100k to $1 million.