Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested on Saturday in Michigan for suspicion of drunken driving. According to the beauty queens attorney. Come inside to read more…………………….
Police would not confirm the arrest — and Fakih even tweeted yesterday she wasn’t even in Michigan — but her attorney, Donald Elder, told the Detroit Free Press, “Unfortunately she was.”
Elder told the paper Fakih was “very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now.”
As for the tweet, Fakih posted around 5:00 PM on Saturday: “Let’s clear things up now…. I’m NOT in Michigan and I’m NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih.”
The tweet has since been deleted.
If your are not quite sure who she is let me remind you, she won the Miss Michigan USA pageant on September 19, 2009, and the Miss USA pageant on May 16, 2010. She is the first Miss Michigan to win the Miss USA title since Kenya Moore in 1993. Rima is also the second Miss USA of Lebanese-American descent after Julie Hayek in 1983 who was also a Lebanese-American. Fakih currently resides in Dearborn, Michigan. She is the thought to be the first muslim to be crowned Miss USA.