Rima Fakih, Miss USA
Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih is the newest beauty crowned as Miss USA. She is the first Arab-American to receive this honor. 24 years old Rima Fakih was born in Lebanon.
When she was just a baby she moved to the U.S.. She lived for a while in New York, then her family moved to Dearborn, Michigan. According to what she said, Rima Fakih celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths.
Fakih was asked in the interview portion whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance. “I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it’s a controlled substance”, she said.
Fakih succeeds Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton. She gets a one-year lease in a New York apartment with living expenses, an undisclosed salary, along with health, professional and beauty services. She will also compete in the Miss Universe competition.
The Miss U.S. contest was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.