Muslim woman wears hijab, burkini in Minnesota pageant

BURNSVILLE -- A Muslim woman has become the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant while fully clothed.


Halima Aden made the semifinals of the competition over the weekend while wearing a hijab. She also wore a full-body outfit called 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 Somali-American woman told Minnesota Public Radio News that the pageant was "a great platform to show the world who I am."



פרסום ראשון: 11.28.16, 13:49