This Pageant Contestant Made An Impact With Her Hijab, Not A Crown

Halima Aden is a former refugee who was born in Kenya.
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This Pageant Contestant Made An Impact With Her Hijab, Not A Crown

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.

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Aden is a former refugee who was born in a Kenyan camp.

Despite setting a new precedent for hijab-wearing women in the future, not everyone has been a fan, including Aden's mother.

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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the Miss Minnesota USA pageant as the Miss Minnesota pageant. The video has been updated.

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