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Miss USA 2010

Champion Pole Dancer

5/17/2010 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rima Fakih was a big winner wayyyyy before she took the crown for Miss USA 2010 last night -- the 24-year-old beauty queen is a former "Stripper 101" pole dancing champion!

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Back in 2007, the sexy pageant queen won a stripper contest for local Detroit radio morning show  Mojo in the Morning.

We're told Fakih earned some fabulous prizes for the victory -- which included "jewelry, gift cards, adult toys and a stripper pole for home use."

And despite the fact that she kept her clothes on during the pole riding, she still managed to walk away with a bra stuffed with dollar bills!

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91.

Scratch    

I used to work in Detroit which has some of the highest class strip clubs in the USA. It's 4:30 and so far I've received three emails from Detroit friends that say that they recognize Rima Fakih from BT's.



I'm curious if her background history includes a company called "Gulliver's Tavern". That's the company that owns BTs.

1620 days ago
92.

ummmok    

Now USA will not win the Miss Universe after this exposure

1620 days ago
93.

HARRY NIPPLES    

Not only a slut - but sponsored by Hezbollah financiers. She is an embarrassment to America. This crown should be removed immediately and given to Miss Oklahoma, a REAL American woman.

1619 days ago
94.

Vanessa Bee    

Wow!! The media sure knows how to spin a story! What is amazing is that the consumers of media pick pieces of a story and run with it.



She is not a pole dancer.
Here are the facts and a quotes taken from the Detroit News today:



"In a phone interview Monday afternoon, Mojo told The Detroit News the station has had the Stripper 101 contest for seven years.



"The classes and contests are for women only. The classes and contest are held in the morning and the club was closed."



The contest that Fakih participated in was held at the Detroit strip club called Coliseum, says Mojo.



He added that many of his listeners are women and they are curious about how to dance and what happens in these clubs that men frequent.



"The classes are a way for women to enhance their love lives, not to make a person into a dancer. The women learn how to spice up their life," Mojo says. "Women who are doctors and lawyers have attended these classes. I don't think it's a bad thing."



1619 days ago
95.

Bigpappa    

Yeah, wooot, thats what we need I tell yah. More of our condescending attitudes and shaming. I'm sure thats going to get to her just like the rest of our populace. Good play!

1619 days ago
96.

Al    

All female event? Hmm. She's going to reveal ...............She's a lesbian!!!

1619 days ago
97.

Common Sense    

Wow...such hate. It was a women's only event. No men there. It was a class just like the ones at your gym. And Muslim and Catholic? Why was she required to state her religion? Is that normal in beauty pageants and why are all of you hating on the Muslim part? You don't know anything about or what the US does to them. Hate crimes are federal crimes. Remember that next time.

1619 days ago
98.

ZAC    

ALL OF YOU ARE HATERS!!!!

1619 days ago
99.

Dickie    

Michigan was clearly the best looking and smartest with her answers. Wish her all the best and the people of michigan should be proud. It doesnt matter what background she is. The stripper thing was nothing she didnt even take her clothes off and was only women there probably a bachelorette party. Big deal.

1619 days ago
100.

Cary    

what a goddang slut! nasty bitch! i love it!!

1619 days ago
101.

jake     

I kind of like her.. she is hot and a deserving winner...
If she is a citizen then she is okay to win the crown. ..
Don't worry about her past,, she won't .. Love it .

1619 days ago
102.

Apocalypto    

that's so hot...buuut she should give up her title pronto!

1619 days ago
103.

Tino Torez    

What utter trash!.....and dumb too! ("birth control pills are controlled substances".....hahaha!)

1619 days ago
104.

Nae    

DISGUSTING REPRESENTATION OF OUR COUNTRY!!! IS SHE EVEN A CITIZEN???

1619 days ago
105.

HARRY NIPPLES    

Don't be naive. This stripper pole contest is not an issue. Her "work" at BTs in Dearborn may be a problem though.

1619 days ago
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