Biography - Halima Aden

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Halima Aden
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September 19, 1997 (age 26)
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Who is Halima Aden?

Halima Aden is a fashion model and American, Somali by nationality. She is signed into IMG Models and was the first woman to wear a hijab in the 2016's Miss Minnesota USA pageant and the first woman with a Hijab and Burkini to be featured in Sports Illustrated.

Halima Aden – Age, Parents, Siblings

Halima Aden’s birth took place on September 19, 1997, in Kenya at the Kakuma Refugee Camp. She has Somali roots and is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling and a younger brother. Moreover, the name and professions of her mother and father are unknown.

As the Aden family was displaced by the Somali civil war, they lived in Kakuma, the United Nations refugee camp in Kenya. When she was seven years old the family migrated to Minnesota, where she was raised by her single mother. Not much is known about her father.

Source: Instagram (Halima Aden with her mother in 2017)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from Apollo High School, she enrolled at St Cloud State University. She was voted the school homecoming queen in her senior year of high school. At her college, she was the first Somali student senator.

Her ethnicity is Somali.

Halima Aden – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Aden has been very secretive about her romantic life. The inspiring model has not been known to date anyone. She is single sans boyfriend and does not have children.

As she has never married, she is sans husband, and divorce is out of context.

Source: Instagram (young Halima Aden in the second grade)

Halima Aden – Career

Before fame

Aden started working at the age of 16 as a hospital aide to support her studies.

Halima Aden first came to attention as a 2016 Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant contestant while still a freshman at St Cloud State University. What set her apart from the rest of the contestants was that she wore a hijab and then a burkini. She was placed in the top 15 but could not make it any further.

But the loss did not dishearten her. Rather her courage to stand differently amongst the crowd was what made her special. She was soon signed with IMG model agency making her the first hijab-wearing model in the agency.

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Source: si (Halima Aden on Sports Illustrated)

Worked in

Soon Carine Roitfeld, Vogue Paris editor, and stylist picked her up and featured her in her magazine CR Fashion Book. This was followed by shooting for several magazines — Vogue Arabia, Grazia, Allure, Nike, American Eagle, British Glamour, British Vogue, Paper, Teen Vogue, and the first hijabi to appear in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. 

Halima Aden has also walked for MaxMara SS18, Alberta Ferretti, Yeezy Season 5, and in 2016 Milan Fashion Week, Modest Fashion. She also has served as a preliminary and telecast judge of the Miss USA 2017 pageant.

Aside from modeling, Aden has worked with UNICEF and spoken at Princeton University. She was named an official celebrity UNICEF Ambassador in 2018.

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Worked with

She has worked with fashion designers and models - Kanye West, Amina Adan, Ikran Abdi Omar, Bella Hadid, and Gigi Hadid.

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Halima Aden – Awards, Nominations

In 2017, Aden was awarded the Image Award at the Unity Gala.

Source: imgmodels (Halima Aden)

Halima Aden – Net Worth, Salary

Aden’s estimate of net worth and annual salary is under review and will be updated.

Halima Aden – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Halima Aden is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with millions of followers and counting.

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