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Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010 – PHOTOS

fakih11.jpgRima Fakih was crowned Miss USA 2010 last night as Donald Trump proudly looked on.  (He owns the pageant, after all.) 

Rima Fakih is Miss Michigan of 2009.  She was “born in Lebanon and raised in New York City and Dearborn, Michigan in both the Muslim and Christian faiths,” according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which quoted pageant officials. Rima Fakih is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Dearborn campus) and says she’d like to go to law school once her reign is done.

Detroit’s Arab-American community is delighted by the win, according to the Detroit News. Rima Fakih is not the very first Arab-American to be Miss USA; that honor apparently goes to Miss USA 1983, Julie Hayek, whose father was Lebanese.  

Courtesy of WENN and photographer Judy Eddy, on to the photos of Rima Fakih’s big win last night in Las Vegas.

fakih12.jpgRima Fakih wore this bikini and high heels for the bathing suit competition. The Miss USA pageant has bathing suit and evening gown competitions, but eschews the traditional Miss America-type talent competition.

“You’re hired!”  Rima Fakih with the ubiquitous Donald Trump after winning the Miss USA 2010 pageant.

fakih15.jpgfakih16.jpgRika Fakih, before being crowned Miss USA 2010, in the pageant’s evening gown competition.  She stumbled slightly but was not penalized by the judges.

fakih17.jpgNow Miss USA 2010, Ms. Fakih gets a lip gloss touch-up.
That’s Rima Fakih at the start of the Miss USA pageant week, at a kickoff event at Caesar’s Palace.  Congratulations to Miss USA 2010.

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