During the completion, she modeled a series of outfits but got stuck to her conservative Muslim dress code, covering her head with a hijab and wearing a burkini during the swimsuit competition.
According to Times Report, Halima who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp by Somali parents, moved to the US with her mother Rukia at the age of seven. She said she competed in her hijab because she wanted to change the misconceptions about Muslim women.
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Halima Aden starts off Miss Minnesota USA's swimsuit segment to big cheers from the crowd. Announcer: "She's making history tonight." pic.twitter.com/OUvbHv6xct— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) November 27, 2016