St. Cloud Model Makes History
Jake Judd | Apr 30, 2019 AT 1:51 pm
(KNSI) - A Somali American model from St. Cloud is making history as the first woman to wear a burkini in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.
Halima Aden was born in Kenya and moved to St. Cloud at age seven.
The 21-year-old rose to fame in 2016 for being the first fully-covered Muslim woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant.
From there, Aden signed with IMG models.
Aden traveled back to Kenya for the Sports Illustrated photo shoot and will be featured in the May 8th issue.
A burkini is a swimsuit that fully covers the body, from head to toe - similar to a wet suit.