Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA

Rima Fakih knew she had won the 2010 Miss USA title when she saw the look on Donald Trump’s face: It was the same one she’d seen him flash at the winners of “The Apprentice.” The 24-year-old Lebanese immigrant — Miss Michigan USA to the judges — beat out 50 other women to take the title Sunday night, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown. “She’s a great girl,” said Trump, who owns the pageant with NBC in a joint venture.

Miss Michigan Rima Fakih wins miss USA 2010 title

The Miss USA 2010 title went to Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich., on Sunday night, as she beat out Miss Oklahoma, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, who was named first runner-up. Fakih, a Lebanese-American born in New York, nearly fell while finishing her walk in a long, strapless gown with a train, but she made it without a spill. During the interview portion, Fakih, 24, was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she believed it should because it’s costly. “I believe that birth control is just like every other medication, even though it’s a controlled substance,” Fakih said.