An Arab Muslim in a swim suit? This will not be acceptable to many. And even more contentious is that according this this morning's news, she also won (a couple of years ago) a pole dancing competition.
Arab woman crowned Miss USA
A 24-year-old Arab-American has beaten 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title.
Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Michigan, won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions.
When asked how she felt about winning the crown, she said, "Ask me after I've had a pizza."
Fakih nearly fell while finishing her walk in a long, strapless gown because of the length of its train, but she made it without a spill and went on to win.
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.
"I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance," Fakih said.
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