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Arab-American Rima Fakih Wins 2010 Miss USA

May 17, 2010 04:32:42 GMT

A Lebanese immigrant, the 24-year-old from Michigan snatched the crown after almost tripping on her gown and saying birth control pills should be covered by health insurance.


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2009 Miss USA Kristen Dalton gave up her crown to 24-year-old Rima Fakih who represents Michigan on Sunday, May 16 night. Fakih is possibly the first winner of the pageant who is of Arab American descent. However, organizers said it's uncertain because record details were not specific and the pageant started in 1952 as local swimsuit competition.

Fakih beats 50 other women, particularly Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard in the final two. She rocked orange and gold bikini and wore a strapless white gown as part of the swimsuit and evening gown sessions. She almost tripped on her gown during the second walk due to the long train but managed to dodge an embarrassing scene.

Later in the Q & A, Fakih had to answer whether birth control pills should be covered by health insurance. "I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance," she said. Woodlard meanwhile had to answer tough question about Arizona immigration law.

Minutes before the judges delivered the result, Fakih admitted that she already had an instinct of winning the competition when seeing the pageant owner Donald Trump. "That's the same look that he gives them when he says, 'You're hired'," she joked referring to Trump's show "The Apprentice".

Fakih's family moved to United States when she was a baby. She was raised in New York and attended a Catholic school although her family also embraced Muslim. They moved to Michigan in 2003 and Fakih took modeling. She sold her car after graduating from college in order to enter the Miss Michigan pageant.

As a winner, Fakih will represent USA in Miss Universe this year. Personally, she would receive a one-year lease in a New York apartment with living expenses, an undisclosed salary, and various health, professional and beauty services.



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posted by Muslim on Jun 15, 2013
Fuckkkkkkk you usa and all Christians your life like animals
posted by RN on Sep 25, 2010
Muslims have a lifstyle. If any body out of that rules and regulation or life style, they will not be a muslim... So Miss USA Rima Fakih will not be a muslim.
posted by Seleena on May 30, 2010
shut up for god's sake!! she won..and its done so go die if u got a problem with that! GGGOOOO RIIMMAA..A Muslim Shiite from the South of Lebanon!! in ur faces bastards
posted by miss bitch on May 27, 2010
ewww is is ugly !!!but i thought miss usa is normally sexy and hot!!give back the crown NOW u arab slut
posted by Hussein on May 26, 2010
some Muslims here r racists, i am a Muslims and i am not a racist ... thank god that Lebanon is not a racist country like other countries. some countries if they saw a girl in a bikini or wearing a t-shirt they will say omg what is she wearing. wtf? they make me laugh a lot!
posted by haha on May 22, 2010
if you think that arab means terrorist you're totally wrong
posted by MomMiriam on May 21, 2010
In summer tank top-shorts, Lebanese-American Rima Fakih wins a Channel 99.5 Detroit-sponsored fun pole-dancing contest one morning in 2007. Swimsuit bikini-clad, she wins the Miss U.S.A. title another day in 2010. Tiara-crowned, she wakes up the next morning, publicly stoned by false accusations of being a pole-dancing strip teaser somewhere in her past. O, America -- in the land of the free where the nation of immigrants are rooted to "In God, We Trust" and society idolizes showy "sexiness," doesn’t the scandalized “uproar" sadly smack of hypocrisy, jealousy, sick sensationalism, desperate marketing, and cheap advertising? Hey, U.S.A. - what is wrong with you?
posted by Asia on May 20, 2010
John 3:16
posted by Mike on May 20, 2010
ew not ugly
posted by M.A on May 19, 2010
I think Rima was a great choice for miss USA. Islam, like any other religion has those followers who don't follow every rule or aren't as religious as others. She's a very polite girl; I think all Muslims should remember that. For all those who are judging her, no one except Allah should be. You should also remember that half of your Deen is how you treat others. She may not be the best role model for Islam when it comes to what she has physically done, but she has a great heart, and beauty inside of her which anyone can see if they aren't blinded by jealousy or their own ego. Overall, I'd like to just Congratulate Rima. I think she deserved this =)
posted by unknown on May 18, 2010
all you haters are just stupid, first of all dumb-ass about the camel fyi Lebanon does not have any desert nor do they use camels. 911???? wtf does an innocent girl like this from Lebanon (just rated by CNN best party country in the WORLD!!) have to do with terrorism or 911 or whatever? are you that fucking stupid that you dont know who is your enemy and who is your friends??? no wonder this country is screwed up... EVERY PRESIDENT THAT TOOK OFFICE HAVE THANKED THE LEBANESE PEOPLE FOR THERE CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN...THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT WAS DONE BY A LEBANESE DOCTOR HERE IN THE USA, THE iPOD WAS INVENTED BY A LEBANESE GUY, THERE ARE MORE GENERALS AND COMMANDERS IN THE MILITARY YOU CAN IMAGINE AND THEY LED THE GULF WARS ETC...AND MANY MANY OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS THAT HELPED MAKE THE WORLD BETTER AND SAVED LIVESS!! BUT THEY ARE UNKNOWN WHEN THEY HELP HUMANITY AND MAYBE YOUUU YOU FUCKING HATTER CRACKER BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE BEAUTY PAGEANTS??? TERRORISTS ARE COUNTRIES THAT GO INTO OTHER COUNTRIES AND KILL AND USE INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR YEARS WITH NO PUNISHMENTS!! TERRORIST IS COUNTRIES THAT USE NUCLEAR BOMB TO ERASE CITIES OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH WHEN THEY TELL EVERYBODY ELSE TO NOT USE THEM...TWO WRONGS DONT MAKE A RIGHT. SO TO WHOM IT MY CONCERN AND IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS GORGEOUSSSS GIRL WINNING THEN GO CLEAN YOU MOUTH BEFORE YOU OPEN IT BECAUSE YOU ARE NO WHERE NEAR BETTER THAN HER OF ARABS OR LEBANESE PEOPLE.
posted by Amy on May 18, 2010
i think she iz a perfect choice...she is very generous n sweet..yeah go Rima go..v luv ya
posted by notyourbusiness on May 18, 2010
she is just ok, there ae more beautiful arab girls out there(because arabs constantly stole women of other races and bred heavily with them). i feel this is more of a political decision. and i do not believe she represents miss usa.
posted by Win Arab on May 18, 2010
fuck,Muslim r da best.............. nd Islam is the best religion in the Whole world.and Rima fakih is perfect as miss USA..
posted by harry on May 18, 2010
lot of jealousy women here are not beautiful you'll never be miss america
posted by Marina on May 18, 2010
i think it's not problem when she join MISS USA and her religion is moeslem, it's not problem, the importance of faith in God ! don't just see someone from outside
posted by rllatina on May 18, 2010
listen if she deserved the title then it is what it is. lets be fair this isn't about race here it's a pagent. may the best person win.. and she did. congratulations.
posted by Lynn on May 18, 2010
Nice to finally see a winner of asian background (ie. brown). Good luck in Miss Universe Rima.
posted by SAM on May 17, 2010
She is not that much to hold the crown!!! she is about average>
posted by david on May 17, 2010
In the above Celebrity Gossip column you referred to to Miss USA winner's parents as also "embraced Muslim." I believe you meant to say Islam, the religion. The contestant referred to the Birth control as a control substance during her Q & A. It is not a control substance!!!!
posted by raima on May 17, 2010
she is not a muslim otherwise she will not show her body to the universe...sad very very sad
posted by tz on May 17, 2010
muslim bitch
posted by gogo on May 17, 2010
she is hot! greetz from Amsterdam (holland)
posted by Fadi on May 17, 2010
Go Arab Go. Our lands are beautiful so are our people. for those who cant live with this, start learning how to deal with it.
posted by haters on May 17, 2010
you all are just pissed off that an arab american won.well tough!! if you can get over your prejudice thinking then you would see she is a very beautiful women.
posted by Cherokee Polish Amer on May 17, 2010
She is beautiful and why should she not win? We are all in this melting pot of a country. What is the matter with everyone? Are you all 100% American? I am probably more American than most; shouldn't we have more tolerance?
posted by kemoi on May 17, 2010
wowww what is that??? do you mean id I am an arab and muslim and an American I dont have the some right than other American........ you wrong people maybe you have no idea what America is about so sorry to see as hate comments. she deserves it she has all to win and she did congratulations Rima Fakih!!!
posted by american patriot on May 17, 2010
hate is not an american value, people. i feel sorry for the 'camel' commenters and muslim haters on here. arab american, mexican american, irish american, german american, japanese american...what's the difference? We're americans, period.
posted by MICHAEL on May 17, 2010
I'll tell you why she won,isn't it obvious? It does'nt take a high IQ to see it was because of her ethnicity. Wasn't it strange that Miss OKLAHOMA was asked about the AZ immigration law? Liberals run this show and it's a joke because their politics usually decide the winner, just like last year. The USA Pageant is a "BIG TIME FARCE"
posted by recycbride on May 17, 2010
I believe Oklahoma would have been a much better choice. More poise, intelligence and a better representation of the USA for which she will be in the Miss Universe Pageant. I think Miss Michigan lacked the brains and the poise--obvious by the way she answered her question. And, quite frankly, I do not feel an Arab-American is a good choice to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant. I, for one, have not forgotten 911 and never will.
posted by Miso on May 17, 2010
I am so proud, she is intelligent and beautiful. God bless her.
posted by Opps I said it! on May 17, 2010
Am I the only who thinks it's wierd that Trumps wife was a judge??? I'm sure his opinion didn't sway her at all.. ;D
posted by msSalans on May 17, 2010
Im not impressed for new Miss USA 2010 :(
posted by Suprised on May 17, 2010
Have any others tripped on their dress? It's human.. Just curious.. I thought Oklahoma was waaaayyyyy more polished. And birth control is not a controlled substance.. She is pretty but.. not sure why she won..
posted by Heartbreaker on May 17, 2010
Get back on your camel, strap the bomb on your ass in someone else's country. Then blow
posted by arab knight on May 17, 2010
fukkkkk you muslim haters sukkkk oneeee

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