It would normally seem strange for a high-fashion magazine like Vogue to care what’s happening over at Sports Illustrated with its annual swimsuit issue, but this year, SI is breaking new ground by featuring a Somali-American model wearing a hijab and burkini.

It turns out that a lot of magazines are making a very big deal out of it:

If you’re dying for a peek at Halima Aden’s photo spread, look no further:

Just for comparison purposes, here’s another model with whom she’s sharing the issue; Sports Illustrated certainly isn’t leaving the skin behind.


Sports Illustrated is breaking down barriers — like Playboy did when they featured their first transgender playmate.

Haven’t you heard? Wearing a hijab puts you front and center in The Resistance. Check it out: