Miss USA 2010: Arab-American Rima Fakih Wins!

And the winner is....

Miss USA pageant winner Rima Fakih
Miss USA pageant winner Rima Fakih

Journey to the Crown

Rima Fakih is a 24 year old Arab-American from Michigan. She was crowned Miss USA on Sunday May 16 2010 during the televised beauty pageant. Rima beat 50 other women in the contest. The Miss USA pageant was held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The first runner up was Morgan Elizabeth Woolard from Oklahoma. During the interview portion of the competition, she said that she believed birth control should be paid for by health insurance. Miss Fakih is of Lebanese descent, and is believed to be the first Muslim Miss USA, although pageant officials told The Associated Press that their records weren't detailed enough to show whether she was the first to win the title. Miss Fakih will represent the United States during the next international Miss Universe Pageant. She could be up against another Muslim Maria Al-Masani. Ms. Al-Macani plans to cover up with a sari during the swimsuit part of the competition.

The Suspense

Runner-up Morgan standing with pageant winner Rima Fakih
Runner-up Morgan standing with pageant winner Rima Fakih

Journey to the Crown

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