It's been a rough year for folks in Michigan, but they've got something to celebrate now! Miss Michigan Rima Fakih won the title of Miss USA on Sunday at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Born in Lebanon, Fakih is first Arab-American and Muslim to win the prestigious title. The Michigan beauty moved to the United States when she was a baby and was raised in New York City. Fakih moved to Michigan in 2003, where she later became Miss Michigan USA.
Fakih also shoots down a report that her Lebanese family has ties to the terrorist group Hezbollah, telling "Extra," "That is absolutely, absolutely untrue. The only thing truthful in that article is the spelling of my name."
During the competition, the beauty queen nearly fell while walking in her long strapless gown, but managed to brush it off and beat 50 other contestants (including DC) to take home the crown.
Fakih will receive a one-year lease on a New York apartment, an undisclosed monthly salary and various health, professional and beauty services.