And then there was one.
Rima Fakih, aka Miss Michigan, nabbed the coveted Miss USA crown on Sunday evening in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino.
The 24-year-old Lebanese beauty is the first Arab-American to ever hold the title. Fakih was among the 51 contestants who participated in a controversial photo shoot showing this year's hopefuls in nothing more than lingerie.
Controversy or no, Fakih seems as all-American as a Miss USA can be. When asked what it felt like to win she said, "Ask me after I eat a pizza."
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