The 19-year-old Somali-American teen who made history this weekend by competing in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant wearing a burkini and a hijab didn't win the title, but made it to the top 15.
Halima Aden, of St. Cloud, was the first Muslim woman to compete in the state pageant covered head to toe. Before the pageant she said she wanted it to be an venue to show the world who she is comes at a time her community needs positive representation.
Even though she didn't win the title, Aden was greeted by loud cheers and a line of news cameras as she entered the stage, reaching her goal of raising awareness about the hijab and her religious beliefs.
The winner was Meredith Gould, a 22-year-old from Minneapolis.