The year-old Miss Michigan beat out 50 other women to take the title Sunday night, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown. She told reporters later that she believed she had won after glancing at pageant owner Trump as she awaited the results with the first runner-up, Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Elizabeth Woolard. Fakih, an Arab-American from Dearborn, Mich. She moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York, where she attended a Catholic school. Her family moved to Michigan in Pageant officials said historical pageant records were not detailed enough to show whether Fakih was the first Arab-American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title.
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Not even a full day has passed after Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA, but it looks like the next beauty pageant scandal is already brewing. Photos have surfaced. According to TMZ. The radio show has posted the photos of Ms. Fakih pole-dancing fully-clothed here. The first runner up was Morgan Elizabeth Woolard of Oklahoma. Fakih nearly tripped on her train while walking across the stage in her white, floor-length evening gown but quickly regained her composure.