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Miss USA Crowns First Arab-American Winner

Speed Read! Miss USA Crowns First Arab-American Winner

  • Miss USA crowns first Muslim, Arab-American winner — AP
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franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
USA Today just posted a correction about Julie Hayek. She says she's Czech and German and maybe something else, so I guess Rima Fakih is the first Arab-American winner.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
cirrus, I read that correction this morning on a few websites! This wasn't the only place to post she was the first.. funny it wasn't THAT long ago.. Regardless, she's beautiful & congrats to her.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
First Muslim...maybe. First Arab American...nope! Julie Hayek was the first in 1983. She's quite a bit classier as well.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Wow really? I think she's absolutely beautiful. Congrats to her!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I think she's cute. She was outnumbered by the blondes when it got down to the final five.
shaima shaima 7 years
yay i'm proud ... but i dont find her beautiful, just cute!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I do think she's pretty. Myystque, you're right, but she also flubbed the question about herself the hosts asked before the judges' questions!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Wow very exiting! I saw some picture of her and she has a very exotic look.
myystque myystque 7 years
Yeah, I mean, Miss America winners aren't exactly known for their positions on important issues of the day.
stephley stephley 7 years
I think she's very pretty, and no more flawed than past winners.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Her answers to the final questions were really dippy, too, zeze. (Yes, I watched the end of the pageant.) Maybe she wowed them in the unaired portion of the competition or something. Although, even though it reminded me a wedding dress, I did like her dress.
zeze zeze 7 years
I don't know, she's really not that cute.
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