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Halima Aden made history by becoming Sports Illustrated's first Swimsuit model to wear a hijab and burkini in SI's annual Swimsuit Issue. Halima made a big splash by posing for a sexy photo shoot wearing layers of material to stay covered up per Muslim tradition.

Halima, 21, wore a beautiful, colorful burkini with matching hijab head cover while relaxing in the surf on Kenya's Watamu Beach.

Halima is the first woman to break with SI tradition by not showing her skin and assets in a string bikini.

"Sports Illustrated is proving that a girl that's wearing a bikini could be right alongside a girl that’s wearing a burkini. And as women we can come alongside each other and be each other's biggest cheerleaders," she told ABC News.

The Somali immigrant was born in Kenya and raised in a refugee camp there until she moved with her family to the United States when she was 7. She was delighted to return to Kenya for her historic SI photo shoot.

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"I keep thinking (back) to 6-year-old me who, in this same country, was in a refugee camp," Aden told Sports Illustrated. "So to grow up to live the American dream (and) to come back to Kenya and shoot for SI in the most beautiful parts of Kenya - I don't think that's a story that anybody could make up."

Halima trended on Twitter.com where users praised her courage and beauty. But not everyone was excited for her.

One Breitbart.com reader wrote: "Leave it to American liberals to celebrate the oppression of women in other countries. I'm sure those women feel absolutely beautiful wearing a full sheet in the water."

Halima was the first contestant to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016.

  • GAPeach

    She's beautiful!

  • wigmon68

    Seems kinda oxymoronic to me. Wearing burka and full body covering to stay true to your religion, but pose sexy for a magazine flouting womens looks which would clearly go against its teachings. Seems more like a publicity stunt than anything else.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    She is a beautiful lady :)

  • Faithz

    She's Beautiful even with her head covered.

  • Yardgirl

    Good for SI. Muslim women go to the beach too so why not showcase what they typically wear!! It "might" be a stunt to get more publicity (see what I did there?) but so what? She is beautiful and should be shown!!

  • Faithz

    She need to be careful though because it seem to be a war on people of Color, Jews, Muslims Ect, for some strange reason.

  • Yoni7
  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yessss Queen...

    Love this..Fully covered and beautiful

  • Phillybruh

    I think her with her boobs out and hijab on would have been more of a publicity stunt then celebrating her beauty that she still possesses even fully covered. I mean you don't have too be muslim to be a little modest in clothing choices.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The concept of the burkini is illogical.

  • GAPeach

    You call that a sexy pose? You need to get out more.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She's pretty, but I'm not about to act like she does look hot (temperature). I mean it's like one thousand degrees in the Summer time around my neck of the woods and she's wearing a lot of layers. I'm all for diversity, yay her, but the shyt looks like a heat stroke.

  • Phillybruh

    You know I wouldn't mind a Beyoncé era where she doesn't have on a swimsuit....lol

  • wigmon68

    "Halima made a big splash by posing for a sexy photo shoot wearing layers of material to stay covered up per Muslim tradition."

  • Yoni7
  • wigmon68

    I don't disagree with the last sentence and she is a beautiful woman.

    My point is though that the idea that she is honoring her religion by posing fully clothed (in a magazine using her for her beauty) is silly given the Islamic faith and belief in modesty. Modesty does not simply apply to clothing choice in the Islamic faith.

  • Phillybruh

    More than a video, put on some pants every now and then...lol

  • Pamela

    Life's just not fair. Ladies from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan are just so magnificently stunning. Big sigh.

  • Pamela

    Hear, hear.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Hmmm. Interesting...

  • Phillybruh

    Not all Muslims are the same.

  • GAPeach

    So, Sandra called it sexy and that makes it a fact? You can look and formulate your own opinions correct, or do you need to be led by the nose?

  • Guest

    She is gorgeous! Congrats!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    There was a lady on Project Runway that designed clothing specifically for Muslim women or "modest" women. Her clothing was beautiful, modest and practical. This is not practical to me. Sorry, not sorry.

  • Pamela

    Why?

  • Soda

    I could see wearing this to sit poolside or on the sand but no way I'm going swimming knowing I'd have to wring out all that clothing afterwards.

  • Guest

    There are beautiful woman in every part of Africa. smh.

  • Coy little wink

    Looks like muu muu over a onesie

    Pretty gal

  • wigmon68

    I didn't say anything about Muslims, I said Islamic faith. Anyone can call themselves whatever they like. The faith is the faith.

  • Kimocha

    She is so beautiful!... Congrats to her!
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  • Blaque Mahogany

    Good point.

  • Pamela

    If that was the case, 100% of Muslim women that wear this beautiful ensemble would be dead from heat stroke.

  • AphroKween

    Thank you!! Say it LOUD and PROUD!

  • wigmon68

    She is making the same poses as those models who are scantily clad. The only thing that makes hers look "less sexy" is the style of clothing. She and SI are trying to make the burkini look sexy.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Swimsuit magazine with model fully clothed , smh .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Because it’s not a swimsuit

  • Well$$Well$$?

    She looks gorgeous.??? That blue and teal fit is giving me life life this morning!

  • GAPeach

    Oh please. The girl ain't doing nothing but laying on her side in some dirty ass water. Get a grip.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    First of all, who said that Muslim women dress like that? A good 1/3 of my family are devout Muslims or of the Islamic faith (ranging from covered to uncovered) and I've never seen one of them wear this.

    Secondly, your logic is flawed. Not only did I not say that this would cause a heat stroke, but more importantly you can have a heat stroke and not die.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    It’s not about her beauty , nor her religion , more love to her, but you don’t put a white woman on the cover of Ebony magazine for a reason , because it’s Ebony magazine.

  • Rayne

    Like I’m going to a pool party and get in the pool with all those rags on. Yea ok.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Sports illustrated is a swimsuit magazine?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Good I’m actually tired of seeing asses especially fake one.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Article clearly states SI’s swimsuit annual issue. Swimsuit model.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    she looks beautiful

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I know it's the swimsuit issue you stated it was a swimsuit magazine. I just asked for clarification because I don't follow sports. Unless it's gossip. No need to get snippy dear.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Gotcha

  • wigmon68

    To be clear, I think she is free to do whatever she likes. But to my point, why do Muslim women wear a hijab and burka?

  • Pamela

    Your logic is flawed. Times change. Societies adapt. Magazines evolve. Magazines will do anything to survive, including putting a yt woman on the cover. Think outside the box if you want to survive.

  • Carrington

    Sandra Mae... are you going to post about Toni Braxton's niece dying this morning?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    She is beautiful, but for all of y’all celebrating this , keep that same energy when Ebony magazine puts one of Kardashian’s on front cover.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Apples to oranges.

  • Jay

    She is pretty but that swimsuit looks hot.

  • QueDawg6

    She's going to drop dead from heat stroke! I get it now it's a swimsuit for Antarctica! ????

  • Topic Influencer

    Ebony is bankrupt. They dont have enough money to put anyone on their cover. Sadly. But if Kim was up there then fukk her.

  • B.Loveitt

    She's beautiful!

  • B.Loveitt

    Makes no sense. Phuck them "Human Mattress."

  • Trey

    ummmmmm...I dont see anything but her face?

  • Phillybruh

    Ebony could put Ellen on the cover or even Elizabeth Warren.

  • Renee26

    Cute... Let's not go making up ish tho... Burkini??

  • Pamela

    I specifically stated that 100% of Muslim women that wear this beautiful ensemble would be dead from heat stroke. Obviously this excludes Muslim women that do not dress like this such as the women in your family. You right, heat stroke does not always result in death however, the probability is high that it might.

  • thatgirlmel83

    Another one with a flawed perception of American women and the degree to which the media affects the culture...she feels the American media controls how you think and therefore has to come in and save the day....by showing how a women can be sexy with clothes on (stating the obvious ofcourse). As if sport illustrated is on the coffee table of all homes. Self importance is Beastly know that, it uses you to no end. She is saving you from the very thing she needs saving from 'grandiosity'.

  • Renee26

    That's a leotard hun

  • MJF

    Wow... you missed the entire point. Whew chile

  • Phillybruh

    But they all don't follow the religious rules, I know a female Muslim doctor who doesn't wear a hijab and her husband doesn't care.

  • Trey

    lol....I know

  • Phillybruh

    Looks like a one piece bathing suit too me...lol

  • Pamela

    ???

  • Trey

    No one has sports Illustrated at their homes...jokes on her...LMAO

  • MMM

    Haha...there is literally nothing to see here!

  • TransMichelle

    Interesting, they hype a symbol that most in the west consider suppressive while at the same time attacking "toxic masculinity"? The model is very pretty but this type of clothing diminishes the bather’s swimming skills and constitutes a hazard. Accessories like a dress, scarf, or a cape are also unacceptable because they can present a hazard by creating blind spots for lifeguards or interfering with the movement of other swimmers.

  • Renee26

    That's how the write up describes it too ?

  • Wile E. Coli

    That's dumber than sht. Though when wet, makes a great anchor.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Women not even Muslims wear hijabs and burka because they don’t want a bunch of perverted men staring and googling them all day

  • iWasteTime

    Ebony magazine is or was an African American publication that celebrates African Americans.
    Sports Illustrated is a sports publication that celebrates athletics and once a year puts out a issue with women in swimsuits. Halima is a woman and in a swimsuit.
    What does one have to do with the other?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Imagine taking a shower or a bath fully clothed.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Which is exactly why I could see them doing some bullshit like that for publicity. Their argument would be that she’s beautiful and is doing work in the black community . The magazines goal was to address black issues in the community. My point is that this is a clear gimmick.

  • GAPeach

    See, I knew that was what your issue was. Who are YOU to judge her religion? They wear it because they WANT to. Why are you on a blog criticizing someone else's choices and beliefs? Because you CHOOSE to be negative. That's your right, and it's also her right to wear whatever the hell she wants.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    How ? Do you read the mission statement from Ebony it never said that it was mandatory to have a black on the cover . It’s core goal was to address black issues in the black community. All I’m saying is that the same people applauding this need to understand that a Kardashian on the cover of Ebony could be justified.

    I mean they accepted a boy into the girls scout . This is a gimmick and We are straddling a fine line, all I’m saying.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who saw the games we play on bet last night. The show with Lauren London?

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Pamela

    Hmmmm..gotcha.

  • iWasteTime

    She looks amazing.
    With all this talk about representation in all aspects of life, this Model, cover and choice of dress gives a whole group of women who are marginalized, mocked and disrespected for their choice of attire .... Positive representation.

  • wigmon68

    Look up towards the stratosphere. There is a point flying around up there somewhere.

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you! This person responded to me with the same issue and my first thought was "huh, what? " Imagine a swimsuit coverage with a woman in HER swimsuit!! Oh the outrage!! Le sigh.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    and the Girl Scouts accepted a boy . Ebony magazine was about addressing issues in the African American community . There was no fine print saying that it could not be another race on the cover assign as it fell inline with the core mission of the Magazine.

    Hell The “ iPhone “ was man of the year for Time magazine once . My point that you and many other can’t seem to grasp is that this is a gimmick.

  • Topic Influencer

    When I volunteered at the YWCA (ours is now closed) there was a Muslim group that rented our pool for their girls. They wore them. We were the only place in the entire capital city willing to put up coverings on the windows for them. 2008ish

  • jujumanji

    She looks beautiful and so does the burkini. There are divers who wear wet suits, essentially that's what this look is giving me. I like it

  • Topic Influencer

    What type of gimmick if I may ask? To get more Muslims to read...SI?

  • GAPeach

    What? Who Carrington?

  • Soda

    Watching it now. I skipped it earlier because the description had me thinking it was a sports game show, like American Gladiators.

  • joel adams

    She gorgeous
    My favorite all time S.I cover is the Tyra Banks one
    Bout damn time a woman isn’t objectified on that cover.

  • Yardgirl

    I have seen it at the beach a few times.

  • Topic Influencer

    This gif is DOPE

  • MsPam

    New Post

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Shes a beautiful woman but it’s never Pandering to the new western feminist movement and mindset. The same
    Movement that accepted a boy into the girls scouts.

  • wigmon68

    First, if one doesn't follow the rules of a religion, then why would they call themselves a follower of that faith?

    Second, the point of wearing a hijab and burka is to show modesty. If you are going to the point of following your religious beliefs to wear a hijab and burka even to the beach, don't you find it a bit disingenuous to do so by posing "sexy" in a magazine that exposes everything but modesty in women?

  • Topic Influencer

    GIRL. Say it louder for the idiot in the back. Like...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    True beauty can be covered and STILL be sexy. I like it! Her smile is bomb.

  • Karen Brady

    :-)

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    I don’t buy sports illustrated. My guess is that their regular customers don’t want to see a woman in a wetsuit. I wouldn’t let a religion dictate to me what’s appropriate for me to wear particularly when men aren’t held to the same standard.

  • Karen Brady

    "Bout damn time a woman isn’t objectified on that cover."

  • EMILY POST

    Shes pretty but they do too much to prove a point. You can hop in the ocean in whatever the hell you want too but now is it functional is the question. lol A surf suit can cover you up completely too but whatever works.

  • Karen Brady

    I watched the pilot last weekend. I didn't love it but of course I'll keep watching. It's kind of scattered to me.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well, that’s one way to look at it.

    I just thought she looked cute.

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  • Karen Brady

    :-). clever

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Bless y’all!

  • Yardgirl

    I skipped it too thinking it was going to be all about sports then I saw a clip this AM and I am rethinking that decision!

  • Blak

    Is this a joke?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL the name sounds funny, but a Muslim friend of mine wore one to a kid’s bday party. Folks were uncomfortable LOL it was great!

  • bemetoo

    Ok she’s pretty but wheee is the skin???

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I still don't follow your logic. She's wearing a swimsuit. An impractical death hazard of a swimming suit, but a swimming suit nonetheless. It's a swimsuit edition. Nothing about the magazine dictates the religion or ethnicity of the model. So how are you comparing a black magazine using a white model for the cover to a swimsuit magazine using a model to model a Muslim SWIMSUIT.

  • smartchickfl

    Really cute girl, but if I had to wear that to swim...I'd skip swimming altogether. However, to each his own. Gorgeous pics btw.

  • GAPeach

    You literally have no point, You're just being judgmental. That's it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I never said that you said 100% of Muslim women dress like that. I simply asked if you knew of ANY Muslim women that dressed like that.

    Lastly, 1 in 2 million people die from a heat stroke. So the probability is not high.

  • GAPeach

    Yeah, I know.

  • smartchickfl

    ???

  • Phillybruh

    Fortunately we live in a country where people are free to follow a religion how ever they see fit. Not every Christian or Muslim subscribes to every rule of the religion

  • jwoo250

    So do Muslim men have to wear tee-shirts and long Johns to the beach?? Or are they allowed to take their shirts off? Why don't they have to cover their hair and face up too? A whole damn world ruled by men.

    Side note: Has anyone ever seen the Sci-fi movie where the world was ruled by all woman? And the men were forced to stay at a football field like refugees?? I get a chuckle every time I think of it.

    But she is gorgeous and makes that Burkini look amazing. It may become a trend. Can you imagine if we all wore them to the beach? Men would go crazy. They want to see skin..lol

  • Topic Influencer

    Every 1st and 3rd Sat. morning from 10-1130 am lol. I still remma like it was yesterday. An older matron stood guard at the door to be sure no men came in. Sad part is? It took literally like 30 minutes to cover the observation windows. We used black hotel grade tablecloths. These folks paying big money to rent this pool and yall cant do that for them? it really made me mad.

  • Kanyade

    "Leave it to American liberals to celebrate the oppression of women in
    other countries. I'm sure those women feel absolutely beautiful wearing a
    full sheet in the water."
    ----- https://media3.giphy.com/media/CggoHW4h87Ktq/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • NewNew

    ??

  • Nita Pie

    Good for the Muslims and all that but she looks really stupid in all them clothes in the water. I would've just like to look at her feet can she even show them?

  • Kanyade

    Exactly!

  • Kanyade
  • morenYAHdelsur

    “These folks paying big money to rent this pool and yall cant do that for them?”

    Right! That scream prejudice. They have the $$!

  • Kanyade

    you said that.

    ain't got nary nothing to do with the other.

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  • Ryan

    On one hand this doesn't really make sense because their target audience don't want to see that, but on the other hand I figure people could just turn the damn page but Republicans are a bunch of damned cry babies who lost whatever little common sense God gave them a long time ago. Personally I still remember mine with Tyra Banks on the cover. Good memories.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Correction Ebony magazine mission and core was to address Black issues the African American community. Please show me the fine print or anything from Ebony that states that the cover had to be an African American. My point that this is pandering to a certain movement and a gimmick that you fail to comprehend . This magazine edition , which lets be honest is and has always been a bathing a suit edition with one core demographic in mind.

    So to reiterate my point , technically Ebony could justify if they wanted using Kim who is not a white woman based on the core mission of the magazine. So just as the description of a swimsuit can be argued even though we know what it really is.

    So just as time magazine featured an iPhone on their cover for man of the year , then that Ebony cover coil be justified.

    Just as the girlscouts accepted a boy , then the Ebony cover could be justified.

    The woman wearing 3 layers of clothing with her head fully clothed for a magazine editon that had notoriously catered to one specific demographic, but I digress.

  • Tlowe89

    She looks gorgeous. I’m glad sports illustrated had her on the cover. It’s a good representation of changing the narrative of beauty. You don’t have to be naked to be beautiful. I understand in our culture it is standard to wear as little as possible to the beach, but that’s not everyone’s culture or comfort. People should feel beautiful and comfortable in whatever amount of clothing they have on at a beach or pool and not be rediculed

  • Renee26

    Ion see why people were uncomfortable...

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Lol I see her nose .

  • T Willis

    Wrong market for this. I think this would have been more revolutionary if the cover was for Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen etc lol but SI? They market to men only lol... men don’t care about Muslim traditions or seeing respectable religious women covered from head to toe. Lol at least not western men. The young woman is gorgeous regardless, but I don’t think this trend will go far.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Slow claps, you get it.

  • Renee26

    What...a spandex one piece with the tradional covering??

    A "kini" is a 2 piece swimsuit that shows the mid-drift... That garment doesn't qualify IJS

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Me either. They’re so strange.

    It was in a red Louisiana parish though ?????

  • hottlanta

    Got all the fabric from cloth world.

  • Kanyade

    WHAT!?!?!?!?!

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    You do understand that your rhetoric also answered your question right ? Smh , Ebony magazine has a core demographic just as SI swimsuit edition.

    She is beautiful but this was not the magazine to show case a statement based on the demographic core.

  • Renee26

    The garment name is off... Because kini implies 2 piece action... Bikini, tank kini... We don't call one pieces onekini's ?

  • Renee26

    SMH... You would think seeing people in Muslim attire on a regular basis would be a common thing all over the US by now. I live in a very diverse area so I see it all the time. Muslims, Africans and Hispanics all intertwined with the Americans

  • Thingamajig

    SI.... this is not a come up-ance. This should not even be a trend. The only reason why it’s a trend is because a small portion of people who control the media push it to the forefront. Newsflash - she could have been a regular American born girl and that would have been more news worthy if the media really wanted to make an impact.

  • wigmon68

    I prefer the term "observative", but you are getting closer to the point. Lets see if I can say it more simply.

    - woman wears burka and hijab to conform to an Islamic tenet to be modest
    - woman wears burka and hijab to pose "sexy" in magazine that depicts anything but women being modest in their dress and appearance.

    - [you fill in this part]

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Isn’t that beautiful! I love seeing that. I love any opportunity to teach my children that we’re inclusive and global!

  • SweetTEE

    You caught that color struck shade too? smh.

  • GAPeach

    I have a better term for you. "small minded".

  • wigmon68

    There is no doubt we live in a free country and no where have I made any mention of not having that freedom.

    But, if you don't follow the laws of God you aren't a Christian, Jew or Muslim no matter what you want to call yourself. They aren't buffet religions. For example, Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
    heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"

  • Nik

    Lauren, their brother's daughter.

  • Dowoop

    I agree with you, she's beautiful BUT The same men who like THEIR women covered from head to toe don't want to see a woman covered head to toe on SI

  • Topic Influencer
  • Carrington

    Mike’s daughter who was Toni’s assistant on the show at one point.

  • Topic Influencer

    White women HAVE been on the cover of Ebony since the start. Eleanor Roosevelt was on the cover. Janet Leigh. And this is when it was FIRST STARTED. Where is this COMING FROM? Jackie Kennedy was on the cover of Ebony. Like...

  • Dowoop

    Kini is not an English word. Bikini is a 2 piece swimsuit that shows the mid-drift because bi- is a prefix that means 2.

  • sloc

    This

  • Topic Influencer

    I found white women on the cover of Ebony magazine as far back as the almost the start of the mag. A whole slew of white wimins been on the cover of Ebony. Since the 1940s. Lord let me go eat.

  • Dowoop

    They have mankini's which are 1 piece

  • chaisun

    ??she’s absolutely gorg!

  • sloc

    Magazines cater to a specific audience and all of that excellance and everything that you just said has nothing to do with the audience for the SI swimsuit edition.

  • Seldomseen

    Clothworld still open?

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    ok so, the "sheet" she is wearing comes off if she goes to swim.
    the swimsuit shes modeling is what a surfer would wear... https://media0.giphy.com/media/3oz8xIQOoVcbzw6XAI/giphy.gif

  • DeJeri

    Men read SI swimsuit edition to see T and A.....

  • Yardgirl

    Come through with the knowledge sis!!

  • sloc

    The logic is not flawed and it had nothing to do with societies adapting or evolving. I get what was said, most are overlooking the logic in what was said. It simply boils down to deomgraphics and audience. That particular magazine and editon caters to a certain audience and having her on the cover fully clothed and covered is not that audience. Anyone whos seen a behind the scenes SI swimsuit shoot clearly understands why.

    She is a beautiful woman, but Cosmo or People would have suited her statement.

  • http://realitytea.com Purple Reign

    WHY be in a magazine whose SOLE purpose is men OGLING WOMEN when your top priority is NOT to be OGLED? I'm going to try next year with my support hose and double gut.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    She looks beautiful and happy!!!

  • http://realitytea.com Purple Reign

    Exactly. It's like subscribing to ESSENCE MAGAZINE when the magazine is filled with DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Maybe muslim men find it sexy.. Hell I'm a woman and I think she looks sexy in her pose..

  • sloc

    Actually you are proving the point and logic that was being made orginally about keeping the same energy if the kardashians were on the cover of Ebony, that many are arguing against.

    You get it and understand it , but others dont. The argument wasnt against this woman, her religion, or beauty, or politics. It was more so about it not fitting with the audience of the SI Swimsuit magazine.

    SI like any magazine thrives off subscricptions to keep afloat and this does not tie in with magazine and its core audience.

    The magazine is not hot like it used to be and sales are not the same, so those saying congrats realy need to see it on the surface for what it reall is. A gimmick and attempt to keep people talking and to spark some possible noise.

  • Look@m3

    She is really beautiful! And she isn't showing skin or hair...nice and refreshing!

  • Lady_Elle

    She is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Beautiful photos!

  • Topic Influencer

    SI only markets to men? They are failing miserably then. 18 million women read SI. Me too. Never knew it wasnt for me.

  • Alextra Ballard

    They might still see some Tiddees and asz but it won’t be hers

  • Alextra Ballard

    Not in Fl...Dey been out of business

  • Alextra Ballard

    Waiting on the backlash from former SI models

  • DroneRivers

    Good for her!

  • Maxx

    She is absolutely stunning in that first pic. I would rock that outfit & those earrings just take it to another level! You go girl

  • Jethro

    OWW!!! ?? She looks better than many swimsuit models wearing actual bikinis!

  • T Willis

    Lol no women don’t dress that way to appear sexy, they dress that way to appear modest and respectful to those around them - including men. That’s why there’s no playboy magazine showing women dressed like the above model lol. It’s the visual that’s sexual and appealing. Firm skin, exposed boobs, and buttocks... lol

  • T Willis

    Lol they don’t have women in skimpy bathing suits hoping to elicit your support. It’s like the comic book franchises - sure they don’t say they’re for men only, but that’s their target and that’s where they put their $$$.

  • Renee26

    Unnn unnn they need to stop. Is it like a romper or a speedo?

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Haha *a full sheet ?

  • Renee26

    So if we break down the word then that makes "kini" the bottom part huh... Tank kinis are tank tops with the "kini" bottom

    Bikini panties are high cut on the sides and dip below the belly button

    Kini is nothing close to this full one piece garmet that covers them down to the ankles

  • Renee26

    ? I'm petty betty

  • Renee26

    Absolutely

  • Fire & Ice

    Just proves the you don't have to be damn near naked to be a stunner.

  • Trace da Ace

    Wow!! She is beautiful!!!! See NATURAL beauty without having your tits and cheeks out for the world to see .......

  • DeeFromLA

    Exactly

  • Sweetness

    ?

  • Dowoop

    Lmao... A romper and it's for men!

  • Raquel

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! She looks better than ANY of those half-naked pinked skin pigs that graced the cover of the magazine. ?

  • Renee26

    Seee that name isn't fitting either... They could've called it a swim romper ?

  • Tiffany Miller

    What's next? Playboy? I get the meaning and representation but realistically.. WHO is wearing this DOWN TO THE POOL? This would be HOT!!! I would be burning UP!!

  • brooks hill

    she looks good, but i want to see skin. dont care about her religion or her faith. show skin or dont be in the issue. aint trying to be P C about it at all. men buy sports illustrated for the sports and seeing the ass in that issue. its the highest selling issue they have. show skin baby or be in the islam edition. if someone is offended , i dont care.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    This is about as stupid as Bruce Jenner winning the Woman of the Year award..........

  • Guest

    No not color struck. The countries she named all have different features from West Africans. They look more European. Straight hair, noses, etc. Africa has beautiful people period no matter the country.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld
  • Li-Wright

    I'm old school. I can't get into the burkini swimsuit.

  • that_VA_thickchick
  • IamAllnatural

    So would she wear all of that to swim?

  • Dun Dilly

    She might as well just have a face shot on the cover and let it go.

  • Dun Dilly

    If your religion forbids certain actions..WHY even be bothered to be participate?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Exactly, 3 layers of clothing plus head coveted in garment Comment of the day , you win.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Facts

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    I actually think they are hurting and going under. Think about it , playboy sales plummeted also . So for all these women shouted for joy thinking this was some revolutionary act of beauty , stop it . This is a magazine low in sales wanted people to talk hopinggit will spark enough drama for new sales or to save it, but it will only be a short lived gimmick. This magazine does not side with you , they are doing for attention.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Thats exactly what it is , a failing magazine edition struggling to stay alive in this #meetoo new western feminist movement era . They struggling to keep the edition alive , they could care less about her on the cover , they doing it for all the opposite capitalist reasons that women are shouting about .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Think about it , this is the most commented article today , it has people talking , mission accomplished for a day , short term attention.

    It’s as bad as there corporations doing these stupid twewta with slang to stay relevant to the youth.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    President of SI : we may have to shut down the annual issue. Sales are down and nobiy cares anymore for Swimsuit edition and models , even playboy doesn’t have nudes anymore.

    Editor in chief: But mam we put Beyonce on the cover and already stayed away from the norm, we even had a plush sized model , what more can we do ?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Exactly nobody outside of this group wears 3 layers of clothing to go swimming in water at the beach , Lets keep it real . This was a clout move or a ploy to keep a struggling magazine in the #meetoo movement from going under . Even playboy have non nudes . All of that women celebrating things som revolutionary act of womanhood don’t understand that deep down this is literally a troll move to keep people talking .

    I wouldn’t be shocked if a year from
    Now they announce the end of the swimsuit edition. Those who dealt want scantly clad women go to pornhub or their fav onlyfans girl in this digital era.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    RIP to her. I'm not familiar with Mike or his daughter.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    I can’t wait to see the famous behind the scenes video of this shoot with all of her sexy poses - sarcasm

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Playboy already stopped all nude , ESPN magazine will stop print edition this year . This is a ploy to save the annual swimsuit edition.

  • IamAllnatural

    It’s cute though, beautiful colors!?????

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Maybe they just splash around in the water and not actually swim.

  • dontgetblocked

    This is just plain stupid.SI is for perverted white men. They want to see tits and azz and lots of blondes. This woman in not showing any skin or hair. Why is this woman in SI? I mean really.

  • PlayerP

    LMAO...I love this gif

  • Missy

    EVERYTHING aint for EVERYBODY.??

  • Dahl

    Gorgeous woman. However, If this is the swimsuit edition, the model should wear a swimsuit. I don’t think she’d be able to swim successfully in a burkini. Not everything is for everyone...

  • Erica

    There is nothing in my religion that says we are barred from swimming!! We go to the beach the pool! Just like y’all do! IJS

  • Erica

    No we actually swim just like normal people!! The swim suit is very light weight she has a cover up over the actual swim suit in the picture. That is not a hijab on her head it’s a scarf. There is a piece that goes over your head similar to a swim cap but it covers the neck as well she is not wearing that piece in this picture.

  • Erica

    Ok as a Muslim woman let me do some explaining to you all so ignorance doesn’t prevail on this post!! We actually swim just like normal people!! The swim suit is very light weight she has a cover up over the actual swim suit in the picture. That is not a hijab on her head it’s a scarf. There is a piece that goes over your head similar to a swim cap but it covers the neck as well she is not wearing that piece in this picture. There is nothing in our religion that says we cannot swim! We go to the beach and to the pool just like you. Our kids wear normal swim wear but as women when you reach a point that your body can be viewed as a sexual object we are required to be modest and cover up. Most times we swim in private locations rent out pools or families with pools with just women and kids. Me and my family go to the beach, the lake the pool, water parks very normal. As women we cover up.. Hope this info helps feel free to ask any questions I will answer as long as it is not ignorant or insulting.. I think we learn about someone else’s culture or religion then your informed and things make senses.

  • PrettyNetty28

    Mashallah ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    So the top/coverup is not worn into the water? Only the skin tight suit?

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    ??????

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    That’s nice and cool , no issue with that , but nobody and I mean nobody buys the sports illustrated swimsuit edition just to read interviews IJS. She is beautiful but this does not cater to the core audience.

    #DontShootTheMessenger

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    The only people saluting this are new age western feminist.

    I wonder if they will do a behind the scenes 30 minute special showing her sexy photo shoot and Multiple water poses.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Actually Tyra banks was the highest selling issue of all time , which is why they put her on the cover twice. This has nothing to do with republicans , they are only brought in the conversation because they are against the force western feminist movement.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if it was alrwdy planned for them to axe the annual issue and this was nothing more than way to go out with a bang . Ironically that would be opposite reason to celebrate the cover because it wouldn’t have been done out of pure love but more so as a ploy or gimmick . The cover is literally mocking a certain agenda .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Woah shots fired shots fired . I’m sure that brilliant statement will fly over most head’s on here, the irony.

  • Satui Lerne

    I think what we're getting at isn't so much the swimming but posing on the cover of a magazine that historically shows women as sexual objects. That's the exact opposite of what the modesty is supposed to be about, correct? I think sometimes people are so focused on proving that they can that they forget whether they should. This, to me, is the equivalent of her vying to be in Playboy which makes no sense.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too it was ok

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Nothing amazing

  • Minx Mosaic

    I see Erica didn't reply to your comment. It's because she can't defend her point with your comment. She says that Muslim women don't want to be looked at as sex objects. Ok, then why be on the cover of this particular magazine? Because the message seems to be, "Not only can you fantasize over scantily clad women but now you can obsess and fantasize over women of other cultures who cover up their bodies. Just because you cover your body, doesn't mean the message and intent of this publication has changed. SI, just wanted to stir the pot and get people talking. Like they say in Hollywood, "All publicity is good publicity.

  • Minx Mosaic

    Erica, you say that Muslim women don't want to be looked at as sex objects and I'm paraphrasing. Ok, then why be on the cover of this particular magazine? Because the message seems to be, "Not only can you fantasize over scantily clad women but now you can obsess and fantasize over women of other cultures who cover up their bodies. Just because the model covered her body, doesn't mean the message and intent of this publication has changed... Although I have this opinion, I still see the other side of this. It's still considered a step forward in both the Muslim and American culture. Americans do need to understand that not everyone view beauty the same.

  • Lucy

    In the eyes of Muslims it IS a swimsuit and that's all that matters.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    I take it even further than that . If it was a Christian woman that decided not to wear a bikini or do a particular shoot based on religious beliefs or norms then she would be ridiculed ,
    Mocked and talked about not praised .
    Let’s be real , anyone with eyes ca see what this really is.

    Ironically sports Illustrated has exploited scantly clad and skimpy outfit wearing women for years and these Sheeple don’t even realize that they are doing the exact same
    Exploitation with this model.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Stop it , as if a Christian woman, amish, or catholic woman chose to decline a bikini due to religious norms , she would ridiculed and mocked and let’s be Honest , possibly fired.

    Imagine a beautiful nun declining to wear a particular wardrobe for the cover - sarcasm

  • parisjok

    sorry, but this makes no sense at all. none

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    this lady at the hot ass beach wit huh underarms and butt cheeks sweatin'

  • davine puddin

    As a now plus size person with a grandson i was looking for modest swimsuit wear i came across stuff like this and what ultra conservative christians wear

  • davine puddin

    What about a healed burn victim who just want to swim with her friends without feeling embarrassed or a plus sized kid like me or a former rape victem who isnt comfortable with showing. Noone complains when surfers where full body swim attire...big up to her

  • Soda

    Too bad Lauren isn't more than just a pretty face, this show could use some good acting. ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup