2010 Miss USA: Miss Michigan Rima Fakih 16 to 1 Odds

2010 Miss USA Miss Michigan Rima Fakih 16 to 1 Odds: One who could be a strong contender in the 2010 Miss USA pageant this Sunday is Miss Michigan Rima Fakih who’s the first Arab American to receive the crown. Go to BODOG.com to get the current odds on all of the Miss USA contestants.

A woman with brains and an exotic look is 16 to 1 odds Rima Fakih who will be representing Michigan at the 2010 Miss USA pageant. Born and raised in Michigan, the 24 year old is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration. After she completes her year as Miss Michigan, she plans on starting law school.

“Honestly, It feels great! I have never been afraid to say who I am and where I come from, and this is where it has gotten me,” Rima said of being the first Arab American to receive the Miss Michigan crown. “I'm glad I could prove it to myself and to others that this achievement is possible.”

With so much already going on in her life, Rima Fakih still finds time to be active in her community by volunteering as a social worker through various community organizations. She is also a strong advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness as well as being an active member of the Pink Fund – a financial assistance organization dedicated to removing the short-term financial burden from breast cancer patients and redirecting that energy toward healing. Since becoming Miss Michigan , Rima will also be an ambassador for women’s self-defense awareness by educating women on the importance of taking the needed precautionary measures to protect themselves from unwanted situations.

Rima further stated on being the new face of Miss Michigan as an Arab American, “Well, I think it would prove that Arabs don't always try to separate themselves, but instead are integrated into American culture. It would show the world that yes, there are Arabs that are beautiful not only in looks, but also on the inside. There are Arabs that are caring, that are good people, and who love the country they live in. I think it would make the Arab image a more positive one.”

Tune in at 7 PM EST to NBC to watch 2009 Miss USA Kristen Dalton crown the new Miss USA at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Make sure to check out BODOG.com to get all of your favorite Miss USA contestants:

Miss Alabama – Audrey Moore: 16/1
Miss Alaska – Sarah Temple: 80/1
Miss Arizona – Brittany Bell: 50/1
Miss Arkansas – Adrielle Churchill: 30/1
Miss California – Nicole Michele Johnson: 8/1
Miss Colorado – Jessica Hartman: 25/1
Miss Connecticut – Ashley Bickford: 35/1
Miss Delaware – Julie Citro: 18/1
Miss District Of Columbia – MacKenzie Green: 100/1
Miss Florida – Megan Clementi: 60/1
Miss Georgia – Cassady Lance: 50/1
Miss Hawaii – Renee Mokihana Nobriga: 70/1
Miss Idaho – Jessca Cathleen Hellwinkel: 12/1
Miss Illinois – Ashley Bradarich: 50/1
Miss Indiana – Allison Biehle: 60/1
Miss Iowa – Katherine Anna Connors: 40/1
Miss Kansas – Bethany Gerber: 12/1
Miss Kentucky – Kindra Danielle Clark: 20/1
Miss Louisiana – Sara Brooks: 14/1
Miss Maine – Katie Whittier: 20/1
Miss Maryland – Simone Feldman: 65/1
Miss Massachusetts – Lacey Wilson: 20/1
Miss Michigan – Rima Fakih: 16/1
Miss Minnesota – Courtney Basara: 70/1
Miss Mississippi – Breanne Ponder: 25/1
Miss Missouri – Ashley Strohmier: 50/1
Miss Montana – Elizabeth Anseth: 80/1
Miss Nebraska – Belinda Wright: 11/1
Miss Nevada – Julianna Erdesz: 80/1
Miss New Hampshire – Nicole Houde: 80/1
Miss New Jersey – Chenoa Greene: 50/1
Miss New Mexico – Rosanne Dene Aguilar: 35/1
Miss New York – Davina Reeves: 50/1
Miss North Carolina – Nadia Shirin Moffett: 60/1
Miss North Dakota – Taylor Kearns: 30/1
Miss Ohio – Amanda Tempel: 50/1
Miss Oklahoma – Morgan Elizabeth Woolard: 11/1
Miss Oregon – Kate Paul: 20/1
Miss Pennsylvania – Gina Cerilli: 50/1
Miss Rhode Island – Kristina Primavera: 80/1
Miss South Carolina – Rachel Law: 30/1
Miss South Dakota – Emily Anne Miller: 50/1
Miss Tennessee – Tucker Perry: 20/1
Miss Texas – Kelsey Moore: 16/1
Miss Utah – Katya Dmitrievna Feinstein: 30/1
Miss Vermont – Nydelis Ortiz: 40/1
Miss Virginia – Samantha Casey: 16/1
Miss Washington – Tracy Turnure: 50/1
Miss West Virginia – Erica Jade Goldsmith: 40/1
Miss Wisconsin – Courtney Lopez: 25/1
Miss Wyoming – Claire Schreiner: 50/1