FORMER MISS USA
executive producer
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AMBASSADOR OF CHILDREN CANCER CENTER LEBANON | BEST BUDDIES BOARD MEMBER
“You don’t know who you are until you know where you came from” is a quote Rima carried out through most of her life. In less than two years Rima competed in and won four consecutive pageants prior to winning the title of Miss USA in 2010.

Her win was a monumental breakthrough for all Arab women in the western world and beyond as Rima became the first and only ever Immigrant, Arab woman to win the title of Miss USA. As Miss Michigan USA 2010, Fakih served as one of the first official pageant ambassadors for women’s self-defense awareness, educating women on the importance of taking the necessary precautionary measures to best protect and prepare themselves from unwanted situations.

As Miss USA, Fakih is a spokeswoman for breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation – a platform that is close to her heart. She will travel nationwide as an advocate for organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda’s Club, among others. Rima received the Key to the City of Waterbury and a Proclamation from the State of Connecticut declaring September 18th “Rima Fakih Day.”

Mayor, John B. O’Reilly Jr. awarded Dearborn, Michigan native Rima Fakih the Key to the City and proclaimed Saturday, July 10 as “Rima Fakih Day” along a “Welcome to Dearborn, Home of Rima Fakih sign to the city.]
Read More “You don’t know who you are until you know where you came from” is a quote Rima carried out through most of her life. In less than two years Rima competed in and won four consecutive pageants prior to winning the title of Miss USA in 2010.

Her win was a monumental breakthrough for all Arab women in the western world and beyond as Rima became the first and only ever Immigrant, Arab woman to win the title of Miss USA. As Miss Michigan USA 2010, Fakih served as one of the first official pageant ambassadors for women’s self-defense awareness, educating women on the importance of taking the necessary precautionary measures to best protect and prepare themselves from unwanted situations.
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