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Muslim woman promotes Islamic fashion in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

Photo by Leila Navidi, visual journalist
Photo by Leila Navidi, visual journalist

Main Point: A Muslim woman has become the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in modest dress

Source: The National

Writer: Associated Press

Halima Aden made the semi-finals of the competition over the weekend while wearing a hijab.

She also wore a burqini during the swimsuit competition.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Aden’s swim outfit stood in contrast to those of the other 44 contestants, most of whom wore bikinis.

Before the competition, the 19-year-old Somali-American woman told Minnesota Public Radio News that the pageant was “a great platform to show the world who I am.”

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