Miss USA Crowns First Muslim Winner

Rima Fakih swapped her “Miss Michigan” crown for “Miss USA” Sunday night, after nearly tripping during the evening gown part of the pageant. With her Lebanese background, Fakih is believed to be both the first Arab American and the first Muslim ever to earn the title. “This is historic,” said an official in Michigan’s American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. “This shows the greatness of America, how everyone can have a chance to make it.” The last time Miss Michigan won the pageant was in 1993.