Somali-American hijabi model Halima Aden, has become the first ever hijab-wearing star to be featured on Allure Magazine's cover. 

Posing in a headpiece from Nike's first hijab collection, the 19-year-old trailblazer totally rocks the magazine's July issue, titled: "This is American Beauty." 

Growing up in a Kenya refugee camp, Aden and her mom moved to the U.S. when she was just 7-years-old. 

The model rose to fame after participating in the 2016  Miss Minnesota pageant, becoming the first ever contestant to compete in a hijab and burkini. 

Since then, she has gone on to become one of the modeling world's most famous stars, walking the runway for brands like Max Mara and Yeezy. 

In her interview with Allure, the successful model opened up about her rise to stardom, religion, and why she chooses to wear the hijab. 

“Society puts so much pressure on girls to look a certain way," she said. 

“I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against ‘You’re too skinny,’ ‘You’re too thick,’ ‘Look at her hips,’ ‘Look at her thigh gap.’ I don’t have to worry about that," she added. 

"From refugee camp to the cover of Allure."

Not a first for Aden

This isn't the first time Aden has graced the cover of a prominent fashion magazine. 

Earlier this month, she was featured in Vogue Arabia's issue titled, "Celebrating Identity." 

International magazines and brands slowly becoming more inclusive

Aden isn't the only hijabi model/star making headlines and history for being featured on the covers of magazines or in promotional campaigns this year. 

In recent months, many publications and brands have moved towards becoming more inclusive, highlighting people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds on covers and in campaigns. 

Libyan-American Noor Tagouri featured on Playboy

"The first-generation Libyan American journalist was included in Playboy's Renegades of 2016 October issue, which featured stereotype-crushing men and women."

Hijabi Runner Rahaf Khatib on the cover of Women's Running

The October issue of Women’s Running magazine became the first U.S. health and fitness publication to put a hijabi on its cover in 2016. 

The cover featured Syrian-American Rahaf Khatib, an inspiring runner and athlete. 

Mariah Idrissi in H&M

Back in 2015, H&M's multimedia promotional campaign featured British Moroccan/Pakistani hijabi model Mariah Idrissi. 

In recent months, many other brands have followed suit, including Gap and Dolce & Gabbana