Woman Wears Hijab And Burkini In Minnesota Pageant

Published : 28 Nov 2016, 19:04

Jagoroniya Desk

A Somali-American woman has become the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in full-body outfits.

Halima Aden made the semifinals of the competition over the weekend while wearing a hijab. She also wore a burkini during the swimsuit competition.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Aden's swim outfit stood in contrast to those of the other 44 contestants, most of whom wore bikinis.

Before the competition, the 19-year-old told Minnesota Public Radio News that the pageant was "a great platform to show the world who I am."

Source: NDTV

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