The lights are shining so bright on all the African stars worldwide, but the one every fashion news agency is talking about right now is Somali-American IMG model Halima AdenAmerican Eagle’s new fall campaign features the 19 year old model looking so happy and full of life. Halima is the first hijab-wearing high-fashion model who has worked the runways in New York and Milan. From humble beginnings which started in a refugee camp in Kenya, Halima takes on the world with this superstar feature. This just comes after her fabulous cover with Vogue. Check out that smile for American Eagle.

Halima recently took to her Instagram page to share her thanks to AE’s fresh new campaign, writing: “Thank you @americaneagle for encouraging young America to follow their passions, express their individuality, and pursue their unique paths. #Ican movement ✨ @trey.laird @cassblackbird check out the video below

American Eagle’s new fall campaign also features rapper Joey Badass, professional NBA star Brandon Ingram, and vlogger Amanda Steele. Each one looking plain, no photoshop edits done… well that’s what they told us. Who will you believe? Watch the video below

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