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Gigi Hadid supports Somali model Halima Aden after she admits regrets over her ‘hijab journey’

Gigi Hadid says she’s ‘proud’ of Somali model Halima Aden after she admits regrets over wearing flashy hijabs during fashion shoots

Gigi Hadid has thrown her support behind Somali model Halima Aden after she spoke out about her regrets of not wearing a modest, black hijab in fashion shoots.

The model/new mom took to Instagram to respond to Aden after she shared a long post reflecting on the various shoots she has done over the years and admitted she ‘made mistakes’ when it came to representation of the head covering worn by Muslim women.

Gigi – whose mother Yolanda Hadid is Dutch and father Mohamed Hadid is Palestinian – has said she is ‘proud’ of her friend for speaking out on her regrets in order to ‘get back on track with what feels genuine.’

Supportive: Gigi Hadid has thrown her support behind Somali model Halima Aden after she spoke out about her regrets of not wearing a modest, black hijab in fashion shoots.

The 25-year-old beauty wrote on her Instagram Stories: ‘Everyone should go check out @Halima’s story right now.

‘It is so important, as a hijabi or not, to self reflect and get back on track with what feels genuine to us – It’s the only way to feel truly fulfilled.

‘I learnt through therapy once that if we are assertive with our boundaries, it does not mean that we are ungrateful for opportunity, and it will lead to an end result that does not feel hollow, one where we do not feel take advantaged of.

‘Learning that helped me so much,’ she went on. ‘My sis Halima, you have inspired me since the day I met you and you continue to make me proud.

‘Keep shining, big love. (sic)’ 

Genuine: Gigi - whose mother Yolanda Hadid is Dutch and father Mohamed Hadid is Palestinian - has said she is 'proud' of her friend for speaking out on her regrets in order to 'get back on track with what feels genuine'

Genuine: Gigi – whose mother Yolanda Hadid is Dutch and father Mohamed Hadid is Palestinian – has said she is ‘proud’ of her friend for speaking out on her regrets in order to ‘get back on track with what feels genuine’

Reflecting: Halima (above March 2020) got real about what it means to be a Muslim woman in fashion, admitting she's made 'mistakes' when it comes to respectfully representing her faith

Reflecting: Halima (above March 2020) got real about what it means to be a Muslim woman in fashion, admitting she’s made ‘mistakes’ when it comes to respectfully representing her faith

Halima got real about what it means to be a Muslim woman in fashion, admitting she’s made ‘mistakes’ when it comes to respectfully representing her faith.

Alongside an Instagram Story of her 2017 Vogue Arabia cover, she wrote: ‘This wasn’t “representation”, this was mockery. I was too young and naive to see it back then.’

She said: ‘Thanks to Covid-19 and the break away from the industry, I have finally realized where I went wrong in my personal hijab journey.’

'Too young and naive': Alongside an Instagram Story of her 2017 Vogue Arabia cover, she wrote: 'This wasn't "representation", this was mockery. I was too young and naive to see it back then'

‘Too young and naive’: Alongside an Instagram Story of her 2017 Vogue Arabia cover, she wrote: ‘This wasn’t “representation”, this was mockery. I was too young and naive to see it back then’ 

Modest: Halima admitted she wished she'd always worn her black Hijab like she did for her first campaign for Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, above

Modest: Halima admitted she wished she’d always worn her black Hijab like she did for her first campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, above

Halima admitted she wished she’d always worn her black Hijab like she did for her first campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty.

She wrote: ‘I wish I never stopped bringing my black hijab to set. Because the minute I got comfortable … well, let’s just say I got too carried away.’

And on her American Eagle Outfitters campaign where she had a denim scarf on her head, she added: ‘As if we ever needed these brands to represent hijabis.’

‘They need us. Never the other way around. But I was so desperate back then for any “representation” that I lost touch with who I was.’

Mistake: And on her American Eagle Outfitters campaign where she had a denim scarf on her head, she added: 'As if we ever needed these brands to represent hijabis. They need us. Never the other way around'

Mistake: And on her American Eagle Outfitters campaign where she had a denim scarf on her head, she added: ‘As if we ever needed these brands to represent hijabis. They need us. Never the other way around’

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