CAIRO – Miss USA, Rima Fakih, has packed her bags and moved to Egypt.
The above photograph was taken at the site of Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Rima Fakih, 24, a Lebanese immigrant from Dearborn, Mich. who spurred celebrations among Arab-Americans when she won Miss USA 2010, went to Egypt on a holiday and loved it so much that she has decided to stay.
“I love the people, I love the culture, I love the weather. I’m staying,” said Fakih.
Fakih, who in addition to being Miss USA, is a world-champion pole-dancer, having one the Gold Medal in World Pole Dancing Competitions (held at Scores in Manhattan) three years in a row. “There’s never been a better dancer on a pole. I guarantee that,” said Scores owner Robbie Jenks. “She’s a gymnast, a contortionist, an illusionist and she looks damn good in that bikini.”
Fakih hasn’t said what she plans on doing in Egypt, but some sources say that she is moving to Egypt because she is still upset that Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico, won the Miss World competition in Las Vegas this summer. “I should have won. The judges were sympathetic to Jimena because of that stupid Arizona law. I should be Miss World.”
Egyptian men are very excited that Fakih is leaving American for Egypt. “Very smart girl. Very, very smart girl,” said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “We intend to start building a new pyramid in her honor.”
The news that Fakih is moving to Cairo and wants to immediately claim the Miss Egypt crown, does not sit well with reigning Miss Egypt, Sara Elkhouly (pictured here):
“Who does she think she is coming to my country and claiming my crown!” said Elkhouly. “Look at the two of us? Who is the better looking woman? I am all woman. She is only half-woman. I am much better pole dancer than her. I can out pole her any day!”
Elkhouly has challenged Fakih to a camel race. “If she win, I will give her the crown. If I win, she leaves and never comes back.”
Camels are already lining up, hoping to be chosen by either of the beautiful women.
Who do you think should win?