Kenya-Born Model Halima Aden Walks For Kanye’s Line

16 February of 2017 by

A story worth telling. Add in your fave rap lyric to support it: “Started from the bottom, and now we’re here…”

Your past challenges are not the only way to define a person. Although they can definitely factor into your potential for future success.

Halima Aden was born at a refugee camp in Kenya, and has made the headlines this week for her debut at the Yeezy 5 fashion show.

She shared the news (of course) on Instagram:

#yeezy #nyfw2017 ✊🏿✊✊🏻

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As if that wasn’t the kickstart that her path towards an illustrious career in modelling, she’s also set to appear in the March issue of CR Fashion Book.

This isn’t the first time the beauty is receiving press however.

She made headlines in November when she competed in Minnesota’s Miss USA competition wearing a hijab and, during the swimsuit portion, a burkini.

Speaking to The Business of Fashion, she said: “I didn’t really have modelling in mind…I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them.”

She’s now being represented by IMG models who say they are all about diversity. Speaking to the same publication, CEO Ivan Bart said: “By representing Halima, I would hope that the next 10-year-old girl wearing her hijab right now will feel included in the experience of fashion, and know that she could do that too. We need to reflect in fashion who we are, as a human race.”

Kanye West presented the fifth season of his Yeezy collection collaboration with Adidas in Los Angeles yesterday.

In a profile on Vogue.com she spoke of creative expression, conformity and culture:

“My goal is to send a message to Muslim women and young women everywhere that it’s okay to break stereotypes and be yourself. Always stay true to who you are—barriers can and will be broken!”

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Images: Instagram

Find out more about Halima through her IG

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