Meet Miss USA
Born in Lebanon, raised in New York City and crowned Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA last night. I could have picked many pictures of her but you know I had to pick the one that will be sure to make far right wingnut heads explode on eye contact.
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.
She graduated from the University of Michigan at Dearborn, where she majored in economics with a minor in Business administration and plans to return to school to get a degree in law after finishing up her contractual obligations representing as Miss USA. Without further comment and below the fold are some other pictures of the newly crowned Miss USA.