Meet Denver's Nura Afia, the 1st hijab-wearing woman to grace CoverGirl

Posted at 4:11 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 00:41:57-05

DENVER -- A Muslim woman from Denver will be making history by becoming the first hijab-wearing woman to grace the pages of CoverGirl. 

“I feel like it shows girls that whatever you believe in, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Muslim or an Orthodox Jew, you can stick to your beliefs and pursue your dreams,” Nura Afia told our partners at The Denver Post. “I think it is so important that all different types of religions and races out there are represented.”

Afia will join such entertainers as Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara in ads for its new So Lashy! BlastPro mascara that include a billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square as well as a TV commercial and other promotions for a year.

“We’ve always stood for inclusive beauty that supports any and all types – from skin types to lash types,” CoverGirl said on Instagram.

This is the first time the cosmetics company has chosen a woman in a hijab to advertise their line of products.

You can read more about Afia from our partners at The Denver Post


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