Halima Aden has been busy knocking down boundaries in fashion and beauty in the brief year she鈥檚 been modeling. She鈥檚 landed the cover of Vogue Arabia and CR Fashion Book, and walked various fashion shows, including Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, and most famously, Yeezy. And Allure just put her on their latest cover with a clear message: Aden is the face of American beauty.

In the July 2017 cover image, Aden strikes a 鈥渞ock on鈥 pose while wearing a red hoodie, the Nike Pro Hijab, and a gorgeous smokey eye beauty look. We鈥檙e hoping the 19-year-old model鈥檚 success is an indication that diversity is starting to gain traction in the industry.

Aden grew up in Minnesota after moving from Kenya with her mom, and captured national attention when she won a semi-finalist spot in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant after she graduated from high school. For the pageant, she asked if they could make an exception for the swimsuit competition. She wanted to dress more modestly during that portion, and they agreed.

Aden wanted it to be clear that not all Muslim women wear a hijab; she does by choice. 鈥淚t鈥檚 how I interpret my religion, but there are women who are Muslim who choose not to wear the hijab. That鈥檚 something people often forget,鈥 she said in the accompanying story.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Halima Aden is seen backstage ahead of the Alberta Ferretti show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

But the decision isn鈥檛 just about her faith. 鈥淪ociety puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way. I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against 鈥榊ou鈥檙e too skinny,鈥 鈥榊ou鈥檙e too thick,鈥 鈥楲ook at her hips,鈥 鈥楲ook at her thigh gap,'鈥 she said. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 have to worry about that.鈥

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