Miss USA Says She's No Party Girl
INSIDE EDITION talks to Miss USA Rima Fakih, who is defending herself against claims of too much partying.
Miss USA Rima Fakih is defending herself against reports that she's a party girl, just one week before she's set to give up her crown.
"Are you a wild party girl? INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked her.
"Not when I have work the next day. I try to take it easy," said Fakih.
Surveillance tapes reportedly show the 25-year-old returning to her home at a Donald Trump-owned apartment in Manhattan at 4 a.m. earlier this month.
"What people don't really understand is, during my year it wasn't very easy, it was very stressful, and I did go out and I went out with some friends," she said.
Just one week after she became Miss USA, photos of her pole dancing at a radio event were leaked.
In 2006, Miss USA Tara Conner was forgiven by pageant-owner Trump and allowed to keep her crown following reports of drug and alcohol abuse.
Fakih has just one week to go. On Sunday a new Miss USA will be named and Fakih says she doesn't want to be remembered as the Miss USA who partied too much.
"I was relieving some stress, I was giving up my reign, moving on to the next chapter of my life, and I think it was just kind of my way of letting go," Fakih said.
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