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First Muslim Miss USA Converts to Catholicism


LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 06: Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih attends the arrivial ceremony for the 2011 Miss USA contestants at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/FilmMagic)

 

Deacon Greg Kandra | May 08, 2016

 

Rima Fakih is believed to be the first Muslim to win the title of Miss USA when she was crowned the winner in 2010.

Now, the beauty pageant winner has converted to Christianity, recently sharing a verse from Philippians on Twitter.

Fakih converted to Christianity last month in preparation for her marriage in Lebanon next week to Wassim Salibi, a wealthy Christian music producer, Christian Today reports.

At the time of winning the Miss USA title, Fakih said, “I’d like to say I’m American first, and I am an Arab-American, I am Lebanese-American, and I am Muslim-American.”

According to the news site Albawaba, Fakih only connected to her Muslim roots in college.

“When I went to the University of Michigan, because there’s more of a Muslim community, my dad wanted me to learn more about Islam,” she said. “I didn’t know much about Ramadan and other holidays, and my dad wanted me to take that opportunity and learn.

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