Arab-American Miss USA 2010

Detroit, MI | May 18, 2010 | On behalf of American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine, AFRP President, Mr. Charlie Shamieh extends his wholehearted congratulations to Ms. Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Michigan, who was crowned Miss USA 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada last night. Rima Fakih, a Lebanon-born Miss Michigan, is first Arab-American to take crown.

Last night, Rima competed against 50 other contestants, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rima will go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe this summer. She will spend the next year traveling the globe to promote the Miss Universe organization.

Rima, who is 24-years old, is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, earning a degree in Economics and Business Management. She began competing in beauty pageants while in college, as a way to earn scholarship money. After her reign, Rima aspires to attend law school.

AFRP wishes Rima much success as Miss USA, and extends to her our continued best wishes in all her future endeavors.