With her appearance in the magazine’s annual issue, Aden will also become the first model featured wearing a hijab and a burkini.
Aden told the BBC of her upcoming appearance, “Young girls who wear a hijab should have women they look up to in any and every industry. “We are now seeing politicians, businesswomen, television reporters, and other successful hijabi women in visible roles and that is the message we need to be sending.”
She continued, “The response has been incredible and I’m so honored that Sports Illustrated has taken the step to showcase the beauty that modestly dressed women possess.”
Via The Guardian