Miss USA Pageant

17 May

Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Michigan beat out 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title.

Rima, 24, Arab American Lebanese immigrant, won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. She moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York, where she attended a Catholic school. Her family moved to Michigan in 2003.

She strutting confidently in an orange and gold bikini, wearing a strapless white gown that resembled a wedding dress. During the interview portion, Fakih was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she believed it should because it’s costly.

Fakih replaces Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and won a spot representing the United States this summer in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. She also gets a one-year lease in a New York apartment with living expenses, an undisclosed salary, and various health, professional and beauty services.

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