Miss USA Rima Fakih of Dearborn told the Free Press she is fasting from sunrise to sunset in accordance with Islamic tradition because it's the holy month of Ramadan even though she's busy preparing for Monday's Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas.
Fakih, the first Arab-American and Muslim to be crowned Miss USA, spoke to the Free Press today over the phone from Las Vegas, where she and beauties from around the world are prepping for Monday's Miss Universe Contest with a hectic schedule full of events and appearances.
Perhaps Las Vegas, body paint, and sexy semi-nude shoots don't exactly meet the traditional definition of devotion. But fasting for Ramadan from sunrise to sunset, according to Fakih, is not an option - it's an obligation.
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Miss USA recently released a video including a message to President Obama and a peek at preperations of a costume to be worn in tribute to the USA:
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Pageant organizers on Sunday night crowned a 24-year-old Lebanese immigrant from Michigan as Miss USA 2010. Rima Fakih was born in Lebanon, moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York City, where she attended a Catholic school.
She told pageant organizers her family celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths. Her family moved to Michigan in 2003, where she later became Miss Michigan USA.
Pageant officials told The Associated Press that pageant records were not detailed enough to show whether Ms. Fakih was the first Arab-American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title.