When Hijab is in controversy in most countries , Covergirl Supports Hijab by featuring its first Hijabi Model.
In this era when Hijab is seen as controversial in some countries .When Many countries are putting a ban on Hijab and some like Italy is imposing heavy fines on Woman wearing Hijab,CoverGirl has taken a beautiful step by featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line’s history.
The 24-year-old Nura Afia will appear in a commercial, marking the first time a Muslim woman wearing a hijab is featured in an ad for the brand.
“It’s a big accomplishment for all of us,” Afia, told CNN. “It means that little girls that grew up like me have something to look up to.”
She is part of the CoverGirl brands diversity initiative –which recently saw it introducing its first Cover Boy, makeup artist, James Charles.
“I’m so excited to be a part of CoverGirl’s new campaign,” Afia said in a statement. “It feels so surreal. Honestly, growing up and being insecure about wearing the hijab I never thought I would see Muslim women represented on such a large scale. It means the world to me and I’m so honored to be a part of this campaign with CoverGirl.”
In an interview with The Post, Afia said that when she was first contacted about working with CoverGirl, she initially didn’t think it was real. There was a part of her, she said, that hesitated to respond.
“Because I was shocked,” she said. “I mean, you’ve never heard of anything like that happening before — in the U.S., at least.”
Afia was born and raised in Colorado, and said wearing a hijab wasn’t always easy for her. She started wearing one before her twin sister, and at the time was the only girl in her school that wore it. She said that back then, she felt that “I had nobody to relate to, nobody to look up to.”
“I hope that they continue to be proud of who they are,” Afia said when asked what she hoped Muslim girls would take away from her ad. “Because I feel like what I can relate to with a lot of Muslim girls is we’ve all felt insecure about either being Muslim, wearing a hijab, or just your culture, at one point. Just because it’s not the norm here. So I want them to feel proud of who they are, and where they come from, and what they think in when they see the commercial.”
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