Teen makes history wearing burkini in Miss Minnesota pageant

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LONDON — A Somali-American teen has made history after she wore a burkini and a hijab when participating in the semifinal of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant

Halima Aden was met with rapturous applause when she stepped out on stage in a burkini during the swimsuit segment of the contest. 

The 19-year-old St Cloud college student was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, which borders Somalia, and moved Minnesota as a young child. 

Halima Aden starts off Miss Minnesota USA’s swimsuit segment to big cheers from the crowd. Announcer: “She’s making history tonight.” pic.twitter.com/OUvbHv6xct

— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) November 27, 2016 Read more…

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