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A Burkini-Clad Model Just Made the SI Swimsuit Issue for the First Time Ever

Halima Aden just made modeling history. As you probably know, Sports Illustrated has been doing an annual Swimsuit Issue since 1964, elevating the careers of Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, among other big names. Wisely, the magazine has made efforts to keep up with the times. In 2016, for instance, the Swimsuit Issue made Ashley Graham its cover girl, smashing the notion that only one body type can look amazing in a bikini.Now, model and activist Halima Aden has become the first model to wear a hijab and a burkini for the iconic issue. Photographed in her home country of Kenya, … Full Story at Who What Wear…

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