There are some people out there LOSING THEIR MIND right now because the new Miss USA is a bikini wearing bombshell named Rima Fakih. And she’s Muslim! (BTW, this post is dedicated to Elie and Jad, who are NEVER going to let me forget that Miss USA is Lebanese!)
Anyone whose been reading my blog for a while knows that I do not like the traditional Muslim garments that cover the women from head to toe. And it’s not because I want to get a look at those ladies. It’s because its a symbol of women as second class citizens.
So I was extremely glad when Rima won America’s top beauty pageant, because the news is nearly impossible to ignore – even in the Muslim world. Hopefully Rima can serve as an example for younger generations of Muslim women who see that you can do anything you want, and who can also finally learn that being a strong, sexy woman doesn’t mean you’re going to get raped walking down the street! (Though who knows, maybe that isn’t the case in other countries. If so, move to the USA!)
Here is a little video interview with Rima to get a sense of what she’s like:
By the way, Rima also enjoys kick-boxing, dancing, and once won a stripper pole-dancing contest! And during the interview portion of the Miss USA pageant, she was asked whether she believed birth control should be covered by health insurance, and she said…
â€œI believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though itâ€™s a controlled substance,â€ Fakih said.
And Now, the Rima Fakih Photos!
So I can’t wait to hear all the haters tell us why she’s such an outrage. You may now commence…