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Get woke, go broke: Sports Illustrated features Muslim model in a burkini

This is not what guys want to see. So stupid…

From Daily Mail: Halima Aden has made history by becoming the first Muslim model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue wearing a hijab and a burkini.

The 21-year-old Somali-American was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, and she returned to her birth country for her first shoot with the magazine, which was photographed by Yu Tsai at Watamu Beach.

Sports Illustrated announced on Monday that Halima is the newest member of its 2019 rookie class while sharing some of the model’s photos from her historic spread featured in the upcoming issue, which will be released on May 8.

One image shows her lying on the wet sand wearing a colorful geometric print burkini. In another, she is modeling a red hijab and a custom-made burkini featuring a beaded mock-turtleneck and sleeves.

Halima lived at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya before moving to the United States at the age of seven, and she couldn’t help but reflect on her amazing journey during her shoot.

‘I keep thinking [back] to six-year-old me who, in this same country, was in a refugee camp,’ she told Sports Illustrated.

‘So to grow up to live the American dream [and] to come back to Kenya and shoot for SI in the most beautiful parts of Kenya — I don’t think that’s a story that anybody could make up.’

Read the whole story here.

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