This Pageant Contestant Made An Impact With Her Hijab, Not A Crown
Halima Aden is a former refugee who was born in Kenya.By Melissa Prax | November 28, 2016
Halima Aden wasn't crowned Miss Minnesota USA. But as the first Somali-American to compete in the pageant, she's already made a big impact.
It's not hard to see what makes this beauty pageant contestant different: She proudly wore her hijab and burkini during the competition.
"I feel like I'm here to bust those misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim women," Aden said.