The model, who is Muslim, has broken multiple barriers in the fashion industry.
"We as humans need someone to go be the first, do the unknown, and then people pick up on that."
The Somali-American model appears in the highly anticipated magazine wearing two custom burkinis.
Halima Aden knows immigrants can be "misunderstood" and is speaking out to make a change.
Halima Aden is only 20 years old, but she’s already on the covers of magazines as an international model. She was born in Kenya in a refugee camp, to escape the conflict in Somalia
Mikayla Holmgren is breaking barriers as the first state Miss USA contestant with Down syndrome.
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The Somali-American teen made it to the semifinals.
Thirteen years after fleeing a Kenyan refugee camp, she's breaking barriers for her community.
Halima Aden was born in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya, where she lived for six years until moving to Minnesota. Now, she's competing in the Miss Minnesota competition, representing both her Somali heritage and her American upbringing.