New York's contestant, Davina Reevesdidn't even make the semis. Rima Fakiha Lebanese immigrant who was brought to the U. The crowd immediately started booingand naturally some right-wingers are blaming liberal bias on her loss.
Well, that didn't take long. One day after being named Miss USARima Fakih may already have a scandal brewing because of old photos showing her in a radio show's "Stripper " contest. The photos show Fakih pole dancing and with dollar bills in her bra.
Rima Fakih, a Lebanese immigrant and the newly-crowned Miss USA, was at the centre of a controversy shortly after winning the beauty contest on Sunday, as pole-dancing photos and rumours of ties to Islamic militants surfaced on the Web. AFP - The controversy began as soon as the glittery diamond tiara was lowered on Rima Fakih's dark tresses. Will she be able to keep the title after photos surfaced of Fakih winning a pole-dancing contest?
Fakih performed a pole dance fully clothed during the. The audience consisted of women, some dressed only in their underwear. The judges were strippers.
Less than 24 hours after her victory pictures emerged of Rima Fakih, 24, dancing next to a pole wearing red hot pants and a tank top, One photograph showed her with dollar bills stuffed into her bra. The "Stripper " contest took place in and was sponsored by a Detroitradio show called Mojo in the Morning. The contest was run by strippers but Miss Fakih and other contestants did not remove their clothes.
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Forget the Best Actress Oscar. We're pretty sure there's a Miss USA curse. First there was Tara Conner. Then Katie Rees.
The radio station said organisers of Miss Universe - the contest in which Fakih will represent the US later this year - contacted them over photos and information about the contest. Host Mojo said on the station's website he hoped the year-old would not be stripped of her crown. Fakih reportedly won "jewellery, gift cards, adult toys and a stripper pole for home use", celebrity website TMZ.