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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 01:56 AM Nov 2016

A hijab-wearing Muslim is now one of the beautiful faces of CoverGirl [View all]

Last edited Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:57 PM - Edit history (1)

Hijab is more mainstream all the time. Go and cry, Islamophobes!

(CNN)A Muslim, hijab-wearing woman is now one of the easy, breezy and beautiful faces of CoverGirl.

The cosmetics company announced beauty blogger Nura Afia as one of the latest brand ambassadors for its "So Lashy" mascara, meaning she, along with a diverse lineup of other models, will appear in CoverGirl commercials and on a billboard in Times Square.

For Afia, a Muslim woman in hijab representing a mainstream US cosmetics brand, is a milestone for the Muslim community.

"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. I grew up feeling like hijab would hold me back."

If that was ever the case, it seems like the hijab certainly isn't holding Afia back now.

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Nice lillypaddle Nov 2016 #1
I fall in love so easily . . . NBachers Nov 2016 #3
Beautiful MFM008 Nov 2016 #5
Hillary Clinton should invite her to the inauguration. mwrguy Nov 2016 #6
No link maxsolomon Nov 2016 #35
Thanks for the reminder mwrguy Nov 2016 #37
Post removed Post removed Nov 2016 #14
ANOTHER mwrguy pro-hijab thread! maxsolomon Nov 2016 #16
Haters are gonna hate. Rex Nov 2016 #19
It is especially sad to see such hate on here, though. mwrguy Nov 2016 #30
Been this way since day one. Rex Nov 2016 #32
That's nice. romanic Nov 2016 #20
I was half expecting a joke where the model was wearing the full face covering version GummyBearz Nov 2016 #21
me too. "ooh! look at the eyes!"... JanMichael Nov 2016 #36
What, no polls today? You slacking on us! snooper2 Nov 2016 #22
Have I posted a poll? mwrguy Nov 2016 #38
Post removed Post removed Nov 2016 #23
Fair enough. Donald Ian Rankin Nov 2016 #24
Why not? When I was a little girl, women had to wear hats and gloves. KittyWampus Nov 2016 #25
Progress Lotusflower70 Nov 2016 #26
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2016 #27
The face of the oppressed Calculating Nov 2016 #29
Free your mind mwrguy Nov 2016 #39
Just don't blame white American men for that particular oppression davidn3600 Nov 2016 #40
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