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May 16, 2018 all-day
The Lebanon-born beauty and Dearborn resident (since 2003, when she moved from Queens, N.Y.) is the third Michigan woman to capture the Miss USA title. Fakih previously won the Miss Michigan pageant on September 19, 2009.
Fakih is widely believed to be the first Lebanese American, the first Arab American and the first Muslim to win the Miss USA title; however, pageant officials stated their records are not detailed enough to confirm these claims.
Marissa Frobes, “Vegas Bound : Miss USA Rima Fakih vies for the Miss Universe Crown in Vegas”, Hour Detroit, August 2010.