Halima Aden celebrates SI swimsuit issue: "Don't change yourself"
UPI News Service, 05/02/2019
Halima Aden is celebrating her appearance in the 2019 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
The 21-year-old model voiced her gratitude in an Instagram post Monday after becoming the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the annual issue.
"Don't change yourself .. Change the GAME!! Ladies anything is possible!!!" Aden encouraged her followers.
"Being in Sports Illustrated is so much bigger than me. It's sending a message to my community and the world that women of all different backgrounds, looks, upbringings... can stand together and be celebrated," she said.
"Thank you so much @si_swimsuit & the entire team for giving me this incredible opportunity."
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