Rima Fakih Biography
Birthday: September 22, 1985 (Virgo)
Born In: Srifa, Lebanon
Rima Fakih is an American model who won the title of Miss USA in 2010. She represented the state of Michigan in the Miss USA 2010 pageant, having previously won the 2010 Miss Michigan USA competition. Born to a Muslim family in Lebanon, she immigrated with her family to the United States in 1993 when she was about seven years old. She was raised in both the Muslim and Christian faiths, and completed her graduation with a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. After successfully participating in several beauty pageants, she entered the Miss Michigan contest in 2010 and won the state title. Later she went on to win the crown of Miss USA, leading to a wide-spread belief that she was the first ever Arab American and Muslim to win the title. As Miss Michigan USA 2010, she served as one of the first official pageant ambassadors for women's self-defense awareness and as Miss USA, she became a spokeswoman for breast and ovarian cancer education. She has been working towards the abolition of the stereotype of Arabs in America and all over the world. She is actively involved in Hollywood films and reality TV shows and is also taking more initiatives to make a difference in the society.