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Miss USA 2010 Was Way Above Legal Limit

...and driving with a half-empty bottle of champagne

(Newser) - And the story of Rima Fakih's arrest gets worse: The former Miss USA was allegedly speeding and weaving through traffic when she was pulled over about 2:15am Saturday ... with a half-empty bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne behind the driver's seat of the 2011 Jaguar she was... More »

Miss USA 2010 Busted for DUI

Rima Fakih arrested over the weekend

(Newser) - This scandal is a bit worse than having a stripper past : Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih, was arrested over the weekend in Michigan and faces drunken driving charges. Oddly, Fakih initially attempted to deny the reports, tweeting yesterday: "Let's clear things up now. ... I'm NOT in Michigan... More »

Miss Mexico Crowned Miss Universe

Jimena Navarrete wants to improve her country's image

(Newser) - Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete won last night’s Miss Universe pageant, giving her home country its second-ever Miss Universe title. “I want the whole world to know about my country and my people,” said Navarrete, 22, adding that she hopes her victory will help Mexico’s image. Miss... More »

Miss Universe Contestants Go Topless

It's another photo scandal, this time with body paint

(Newser) - Topless photos of a few Miss Universe contestants have emerged...but these are no secret. Like the Miss USA pageant before it , the Miss Universe pageant itself released the racy pictures of the ladies covered in body paint and little else. One female VP justifies it by calling the women... More »

Miss USA: Pole Dancing Just 'Silly' Fun

My family's 'proud of me'

(Newser) - The current Miss USA is surprised by the fallout from her participation in a pole-dancing event, calling it just "silly" fun. Rima Fakih squirms around a pole in a tape of the event in a sleeveless shirt, shorts and heels, far less revealing than the lingerie shoot Miss USA... More »

She's Not the First Arab-American Miss USA

Julie Hayek, of Lebanese descent, won in 1983

(Newser) - When Rima Fakih became Miss USA on Sunday, she was widely reported to be the first Arab-American to do so. In fact, Julie Hayek, whose father is Lebanese, won in 1983, notes USA Today . It's not clear whether Hayek also is Muslim, so Fakih may yet claim that "first.... More »

Miss USA's Past Title: Best Stripper

Rima Fakih won 'Stripper 101' contest in 2007

(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... More »

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