Miss USA Crowns Second Arab-American Winner
INSIDE EDITION reports from backstage at the Miss USA pageant where the second Arab-American contestant took home the crown.
The new Miss USA, Rima Fakih, is the second Arab-American to win the crown!
Having Muslim roots didn't stop Fakih from showing lots of skin, flaunting her drop-dead-gorgeous figure in an orange and gold bikini.
Fakih says she celebrates both Christian and Muslim holidays. She attended Catholic school as a child.
INSIDE EDITION caught up with pageant owner Donald Trump, who said he was happy another Arab-American won the crown, saying, "I think in this time and age it might be a good thing. It's a good, positive signal."
Fakih was all smiles when INSIDE EDITION caught up with her backstage. and asked about her little stumble during the evening gown competitionn, when she stepped on her long train.
"I was a bit worried, just for the fact that I thought it might count against me," said Fakih.
And less than a day after winning the title, photos have popped up showing her in a pole dancing contest!
That's right, three years before Miss Michigan competed for the crown, she won a stripper contest for nationally syndicated Detroit radio show, Mojo In The Morning. One photo shows her with a bra stuffed with dollar bills. She actually wore a lot more there than she wore in her official Miss USA photo where she posed in a low-cut top and fishnets.
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