Prior to this event, Rima was crowned as "Stripper 101" Pole Dancing Champion in 2007.
For now, she gets a one-year lease in a New York apartment with living expenses, an undisclosed salary, and various health, professional and beauty services.
When asked how she felt about being the new Miss USA, Rima — who has been on a strict diet in the weeks preceding the pageant — replied: “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”
Rima grew up Christian / Muslim!
Conservative author Daniel Pipes, who was briefly appointed by former President George W. Bush to the U.S. Institute of Peace, opined that “this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants makes me suspect an odd form of affirmative action.”
Omar K at Pak Tea House tells the story of a bizarre journey of soul searching as the Pakistani embraced the practices of Islam and slowly distanced himself from them.
Michelle Malkin [HBB#4], quick to show her teeth to critics when they bring up her Filipino heritage, quipped "She nearly tripped over her gown.
She called birth control a “controlled substance.”
She argued that contraceptives should be covered by health insurers because they are “expensive” — and then said you could get them for “free” from your OB/GYN’s office.
And now she is the new Miss USA!"
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