Rima Fakih Crowned Miss USA!

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Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich., surprised many by winning the Miss USA 2010 pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday.

She strutted in an orange and gold bikini, wore a strapless white gown that resembled a wedding dress and said health insurance should cover birth control.

Rima Fakih Bikini Picture

How'd she feel about winning the title? "Ask me after I've had a pizza."

The Queens, N.Y. native of Lebanese descent told pageant organizers her family celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths. She moved to Michigan in 2003.

Rima Fakih is believed to be the first Muslim-American Miss USA and the second Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA since it began way back in 1952.

Rima Fakih takes over the Miss USA title.

The stunner told reporters she sold her car after graduating from University of Michigan-Dearborn to pay for her run in the Miss Michigan USA pageant.

She said she believed she had the title on Sunday after glancing at pageant owner Donald Trump as she awaited the results with the first runner-up.

"That's the same look he gives them when he says, 'You're hired' on The Apprentice," she said. "She's a great girl," said Trump, who owns the pageant.

Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Elizabeth Woolard was the first runner-up.

During the interview portion, which famously derailed Carrie Prejean last year, Fakih was asked if birth control should be paid for by health insurance.

Controversial question. She replied yes, saying “I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it’s a controlled substance.”

After winning, Fakih replaces Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton, and will represent the United States this summer in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant.

Click to enlarge more pictures of Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010:


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Being a Muslim, may Allah bless her with the teachings of Islam. Looking at her photo shoots, she is a disgrace to the Muslim women.

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Oooo miss. Rima she is toooo beautiful ,dat is great. Is a history

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Gaylynn, she's beautiful than ua mom, siz n u combined. Fuck u big tym!

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Rima Gooooooooooooo, I love you, love Lebanon !

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Hey Aquarius,
Since you seem to not know anything about the USA (sorry your own admission) You have no right to comment on what you THINK the USA is/is not. Just so you know every country has been racist, extreme and left/right wing in its own time and place. You are making your JUDGEMENT on a few people who actually take the time to comment on this article. This beautiful girl will not be striped of her crown because of her religion in case you haven't heard: USA has a little thing called freedom of religion. Please get your facts straight and don't make assumptions based on little to nothing cause we all know what it makes out of you and I...an ass!!!

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Gaylynn,
I am so disguised with your ignorance, low life and racist comments, she is beautiful and she won, deal with it my friend :) Hahahaha

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She's so stunningly beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated and mostly, natural. No wonder the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th runners up told Trump he made the right choice. Watch her win Miss Universe.

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you guys take this too serious..if shes won get over it

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Rima Fakih is my first cousin and whoever got shiittt to say, they are jealous. All the girls in the pageant were beautiful but guess what she got picked from all of them and so what...She deserves it, and I dont think the Trumps look at race or religion, and dont forget it all goes back to DONALD TRUMP.

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What a shame America has one of these people for miss America

Rima Fakih Biography

Rima Fakih Bikini Picture Rima Fakih is Miss USA 2010. She was Miss Michigan prior to that honor, and is believed to be the first Muslim-American Miss USA. Born in... More »
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Queens, New York
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Rima Fakih
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