Miss USA won a pole dancing event? Great…so we know that she has some talent
May 18, 2010
Why is this a story? Until I see some Carrie Prejean sex tapes, this is a non story
New Miss USA Once Won Pole Dancing Contest
Dearborn Arabs Delighted With Miss USA, While Overseas Other Muslims Scold
By TAHMAN BRADLEY, SHEILA MARIKAR and LAMA HASAN
DEARBORN, Mich. May 17, 2010—
The triumphant walk for the new Miss USA took her straight into controversy as a Muslim woman who flaunts her beauty, and who once flaunted it so well she won a stripper contest.
Rima Fakih, 24, won the title as the country’s most beautiful woman Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Shortly after the release of pictures showing Fakih cradling a dozen roses across her strapless white dress while balancing a shimmering tiara on her head, came photos of Fakih in red short shorts, a tiny tank top and towering stilettos while balancing against a pole.
Fakih won the “Stripper 101” contest which was sponsored by a Detroit radio show Mojo in the Morning in 2007.
Spike, the co-host of Mojo, said news of the pole dancing drew the attention of Miss USA’s parent organization, The Miss Universe pageant.
“The Miss Universe representatives called earlier today,” Spike told ABCNews.com. “They wanted to see if we have more photos or information.”
“They couldn’t tell us what their intentions were and we didn’t want to give them anything that might cause her to relinquish her crown,” he said.
Spike called the inquiry “ridiculous” because “she’s wearing more clothes in the photos on our site than she was in those photos for the pageant.”
He said the contest was run by actual strippers, but the contestants did not strip. “They’re not naked. They’re encouraged to wear comfortable clothes,” Spike said.
Fakih won some jewelry from the show’s sponsors and a take home stripper pole.
It was the latest controversy for the Miss USA pageant. In 2009, the pageant’s winner was overshadowed by the comments of runner-up Carrie Prejean opposing gay marriage. She was later stripped of her title as Miss USA runner-up and as Miss California because of a sexually explicit videotape in which she appeared alone.
If you don’t get it, Carrie has a sex-tape where she pleasures herself. That is something that can get you stripped of your crown.
It’s not clear yet if Fakih’s earlier triumph will taint her Miss USA crown, but in Michigan people were beaming over her selection. The broadest smiles were on the many faces of Arab immigrants in Dearborn.
The fact that we are talking about Carrie Prejean in this situation is wrong. She wasn’t a winner to begin with and she was talking sideways about gay marriage. That is why she got caught up. If anything, we should be comparing her to Vanessa Williams.
This girl from Detroit is fine. As long as there are not anymore skeletons in the closet. Even if she does, look at what she was able to accomplish.