Newly Crowned Miss USA Formerly Won a Pole Dancing Contest

rima-fakihThe newly crowned Miss USA has once won a pole dancing contest back in 2007.

Rima Fakih, 24, from Michigan won the right to represent the United States in the upcoming 2010 Miss Universe Pageant when she took home the crown Sunday, May 16.

Fakih is the third woman from Michigan to win the crown and the first Arab-American to win the annual tilt.

She won the contest “Stripper 101” in 2007. It was hosted by the Detroit-based radio show Mojo in the Morning. Photos from the contest were posted in the Internet hours after Fakih won Miss USA.

Photos show that she wore red short shorts, a tiny tank top and towering stilettos during the pole dancing contest. She was not required to strip during the contest.

The producers of the radio show admitted that staff from the Miss Universe Organization called asking for additional photos and information regarding Fakih’s participation in the 2007 contest.

The company however refused to tell if the situation will result into Fakih losing her crown. The radio show said that they can’t comprehend the idea that she will be dethroned when her pictures from the Miss USA contest showed more skin than the pictures taken from the Stripper 101 contest.

“The photos taken from our Web site are no more provocative than those on the Miss USA Web site,” said Mojo in the Morning show.