Model Makes History As First Woman To Wear Burkini In Sports Illustrated

A Minnesota model is making history as the first woman to wear a burkini in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. Twenty-one-year-old Halima Aden was born in Kenya, but raised in St. Cloud. She rose to fame in 2016 for being the first fully-covered Muslim woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant. From there, Aden signed with IMG models. Aden traveled back to Kenya for the Sports Illustrated photo shoot and will be featured in the May 8th issue.