Thank you Lord for always giving me wings and helping me find my true soul mate.” Fakih, born a Muslim, had recently been the topic of media speculation after she reportedly converted to Christianity earlier this year.
Rima came to fame after winning the national Miss USA pageant in 2010, when she became the first Muslim and Arab woman to be crowned Miss USA after competing in the pageant – which at the time had been owned by current US presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Supporters described her win as a victory for diversity, saying it countered negative stereotypes about people of Middle Eastern descent that have flourished in post-Sept. Police said Fakih was driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone and weaving in and out of traffic before they pulled her over, and officers found an open bottle of champagne behind the driver's seat of the 2011 Jaguar.
One breath test put her blood alcohol content at 0.20 and another put it at 0.19. Fakih said Wednesday the incident was out of character for her and that she didn't take her first drink until age 23.
As Miss Michigan USA 2010, she served as one of the first official pageant ambassadors for women's self-defense awareness and as Miss USA, she became a spokeswoman for breast and ovarian cancer education.
She has been working towards the abolition of the stereotype of Arabs in America and all over the world.
She is actively involved in Hollywood films and reality TV shows and is also taking more initiatives to make a difference in the society.
Today, news broke that Fakih, a Shi’ite Muslim, converted to Christianity in April due to her impending marriage to wealthy Arab music producer, Wassim Salibi, who is reportedly a Maronite (Catholic) Christian.She'll appear in a new celebrity dating show called "The Choice," which premieres June 7 on Fox. I have young girls and people from all over the world watching me, so I have to make sure that anything I do I'm taking extra precaution," Fakih said."Even though my intentions weren't to drive drunk, I did put myself and a lot of people in danger.The publication claimed that Rima has been seeing Doug for a few weeks and they plan to get together when Rima flies out to L. "He flew to NYC to do press [for his new show], but knew she would be here and they would get together. I am with Reid [Rosenthal] and we are very serious about each other." The site further reported that her beau Reid was aware of the conversations.Former Miss USA Rima Fakih married music Lebanese-American producer Wassim Salibi in Lebanon on Sunday.