Miss USA's Past Title: Best Stripper
Rima Fakih won 'Stripper 101' contest in 2007
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 10:50 AM CDT
Miss Michigan Rima Fakih competes in bathing suit portion of the Miss USA 2010 pageant, Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Las Vegas. Fakih was later crowned Miss USA 2010.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

(Newser) – Another year, another Miss USA, another scandal? Maybe. Depends on how long it takes for the buzz to shift from the fact that Michigan's Rima Fakih is the first Arab-American to wear the crown to the fact that she won an entirely different competition in 2007—a stripper contest. TMZ reports that she walked away with "jewelry, gift cards, adult toys, a stripper pole for home use" and a bra stuffed with singles after clinching first place in the Stripper 101 contest thrown by a Detroit radio show. View tons of photo evidence here.

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Dec 7, 2011 10:16 AM CST
What a shoddy journalist you are. It was NOT a stripping contest. Don't you read your own sources???? You are just perpetrating the lies of Fox. Total exageration. It was an innocent radio program promotion at 8 a.m. without a man in the place. Women only. You need J School, Kate Schwartz. Of course, that is likely why you find yourself at Newser.
May 19, 2010 2:31 PM CDT
She is so beautiful. She will take her life to another level after this title run. The REAL big bucks will be waiting her, if she has just a hint of any kind of talent.
May 18, 2010 5:58 PM CDT
If she was not Muslim, she would not have won. Just another way of Lefties showing the world we are not racists. I would still lick her till my tongue fell off!