From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers
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From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers

(Reuters) - Roughly one year ago, Denise Wallace, executive co-director of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, received a phone call from 19-year-old Halima Aden asking if she could compete in the contest wearing her hijab. Her photo popped up and I remember distinctly going, Wow, she is beautiful, Wallace said.Somali born model made headlines by supporting hijab. Photo: APThe Somali-American teen made headlines as the first hijab- and burkini-sporting contestant in the history of the pageant.The bold move ca

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