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Women 'Breaking barriers': Sports Illustrated to feature burkini model Halima Aden to appear in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and a burkini. Halima Aden, who will be featured in the United States -based magazine's May 8 issue, called the photo feature a "dream come true" and said she hoped it would promote diversity and boost confidence among young Muslim women to participate in sports and assert their right to public spaces. One Twitter user, Janice Deul, said Aden had made "history again" and was using "the power of fashion and magazines to make society more inclusive". Aden first made headlines in , when she was the first woman to wear a hijab - a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion - in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.