Sunday, May 16, 2010

Try Not To Be Alarmed Miss USA Is An Arab...






























Lovely Miss Michigan 2010 Rima Fakih was just crowned Miss USA.

Rima is a Lebanese American who lives in Dearborn, Michigan and was crowned Miss Michigan on September 19, 2009.

This is a welcome event at a time when it seems that Arab-Americans have been stereotyped in the American media in a very negative light, almost automatically associated with any terrorist bomb plot, and even the last time the media focused on an Arab American woman from Michigan it was the CBS News 60 Minutes story of CIA Agent Nada Proudy.

24-year-old Rima Fakih was born in 1986 in New York, then raised in Dearborn with her parents and her younger brother Rami, according to her bio on the Miss Michigan website.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Great choice for Miss USA this year.

et said...

That's one fewer future blond bimbo for Faux News...

author30 said...

It is so refreshing to see an Arab American portrayed in the media in a way that will hopefully remind everyone that hard working, talented, and peace loving Arab Americans are an integral part of our great country's tapestry.

Count Istvan said...

She is a beautiful young woman.

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