#1: She rocks her braces on the runway

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And she was proud of it. Aden stunned the fashion crowd during her runway debut at the Fall/Winter 2017 fashion shows when she strutted down the runway wearing her braces. Breaking beauty boundaries? Definitely.

#2: She wore a burkini at the Miss Minnesota pageant


What threw Aden into the spotlight? When she competed at the Miss Minnesota pageant show being the first ever contestant to wear a hijab and a burkini (a swimsuit consisting of a top and pants for women). She may not have took home the crown but she has definitely put herself on the radar for challenging beauty norms.

#3: She has walked the runways of renowned designers and worked with famous photographers

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Her highly anticipated runway debut kicked off with Yeezy’s Season 5 show in New York, followed by Max Mara and Alberta Ferreti in Milan. Another example that she’s on the right track to editorial success? Her first-ever photoshoot was with highly acclaimed fashion photographer, Mario Sorrenti, further proving that her ethereal beauty has caught the attention of well-known fashion insiders.

#4: She has signed on with IMG Models

At only 19-years old, Aden has already signed on with one of the most notable modelling agencies housing millennial favs such as Gigi and Bella Hadid. As the first Hijabi model to be signed on with the agency, Aden has cemented herself as a respectable model with a burgeoning repertoire.

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