Muslim Woman Wears Hijab in Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Halima Aden, 19, made the semifinals of the Miss Minnesota USA competition over the weekend while wearing a hijab.
1:34 | 11/28/16

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Her name is an on the marquee in the cedar Riverside neighborhood of many apple so it's wonderful but here in the eyes of many Somali Americans she's already considered. A star. Things simple and appealing. Police aide is Kirk TrailBlazer heart pioneer LA. I'm here attempt bus ultimate coup thaksin that they expect the levels below then. She's the first Somali American woman to take part in the miss Minnesota USA competition and that the girl that bad dream. On Saturday we spoke to the nineteen year old from Saint Cloud during the competition she wore he jab. And remained covered during the swimsuit section a lot of girls were like Barry. Supportive of what I'm doing. And that just makes that all work the stage was set for a storybook ending Sunday night holy month made the top fifteen. But not the final fog. Wave rod you know I'm the first to do. He only must spoke on stage about her amazing personal journey. I just wanna get a quick shot come like a light girl and you know what I just know that your beautiful lying on the that your life you aren't tolerating you can really get anything that you try. And a letter and win or lose in cedar Riverside the headlines Lima made it came as welcome news. For so Long Will we always hear about. So months but. This isn't. But it wouldn't in this neighborhood there's bright for a woman who didn't change. And prove to assault beauty comes from every background. Joseph Mays and five eyewitness sports.

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