Rima Fakih,Miss Michigan crowned as Miss USA 2010

LAS VEGAS —A 24 year old brunette was finally proclaimed and hailed as the new Miss USA 2010 during the coronation night of the prestigious pageant.

Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich., won the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after swimsuit, evening- gown and interview competitions.

Born in New York, Fakih, 24, was raised in Dearborn with her parents and her younger brother, Rami. She plans to start law school after her stint as 2010 Miss USA.

Fakih said she hopes that her position will help break some of the negative stereotypes about Arab-Americans. She wants to “show the world that there are Arabs who are beautiful, not only in looks but also on the inside. There are Arabs that are caring, that are good people, and who love the country they live in.”

When asked how she felt about winning the crown, she said, “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”

Fakih won a spot representing the United States in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant, a one-year lease on a New York apartment with living expenses and an undisclosed salary.

9 thoughts on “Rima Fakih,Miss Michigan crowned as Miss USA 2010

  1. Suddenly, I have a reason to care about a beauty pageant. Rima Fakih, a 24-year-old Arab American from Dearborn, Michicgan, beat out 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title Sunday night: Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA.

  2. This is certainly a new history of democracy in the United States where women of Arab descent and Muslims can win the Miss USA. Democracy that respects all people regardless of where it came from, indigenous or immigrant, white or black. Congratulations to Miss Rima.

  3. ITS soooooooo sad that an arab won they hate USA they were gonna blow up times square not to menton what happened on 911 ARABS did that.

  4. …happy for ms. rima, i hope that this would be the bridge between the gap of arabs and americans.. let us all live in peace….

  5. Dear All,
    I would like at the beginning to congratulate Fakih’s Family first and the Lebanese people second for Miss USA Crown which has been taken by Rima Fakih. We all know that she is so beautiful and where she lives but who knows her family members, her new pictures, her eductaion. Do you wanna know more….. be the first to know about Rima’s Family & life on http://www.katagogi.com/rimafakih

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