Will New Miss USA Rima Fakih Lose Her Crown for Stripper Pole Pictures?
Miss USA Rima Fakih
Well, that didn't take long. One day after being named Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih may already have a scandal brewing because of old photos showing her in a radio show's "Stripper 101" contest.
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Following Fakih's win at Sunday's 59th Annual Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday, the Mojo In the Morning radio show posted risqué photos of the Dearborn, Mich., resident participating in the radio show's 2007 contest. The photos show Fakih pole dancing and with dollar bills in her bra.
According to the radio station's website, producers of the show were contacted by Miss Universe representatives requesting more photographs and information regarding Fakih's involvement in the contest. When asked if Fakih's crown was in danger because of the photos, pageant representatives would not comment, the site said.
Mojo, the host of the show, says the photos have been on the site for three years and no further pictures will be released. He added that he hopes that the incident will not result in the 24-year-old having to relinquish her crown. "It would be foolish to consider anyone other than Rima to represent the USA. The photos taken from our website are no more provocative than those on the Miss USA website," the radio host said.
This year's pageant contestants from can also be seen on the Miss USA website wearing lingerie.
A call and email to the Miss Universe Organization were not immediately returned.
Risqué photos also turned up of Carrie Prejean, a first runner-up last year. In 1983, Vanessa Williams resigned her crown when photos of her surfaced in the pages of Penthouse.