Halima Aden is a Somali-American fashion model. She is noted for being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. Following her participation in the pageant, Halima received national attention and was signed to IMG Models. She was also the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In 2018, Aden became a UNICEF ambassador. Her work is focused on children’s rights.
In 2021 she was named as one of the BBC’s 100 Women.