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First Muslim ever to become Miss USA is said to have turned Christian

Rima Fakih, winner in 2010, refuses interview but her biblical 'tweets' suggest conversion

Miss Michigan Rima Fakih reacts after being crowned Miss USA during the 2010 Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada May 16, 2010.

The woman who is believed to be the first ever Muslim winner of the Miss USA beauty pageant has reportedly converted to Christianity.

According to the Middle Eastern news site Albawaba, Lebanese-American model Rima Fakih, who is believed to be the first Muslim woman to win the honor of Miss USA when she was crowned in 2010, gave her life to Christ last month ahead of her wedding.

Fakih, who is a former Miss Michigan and also once trained to be a WWE women's wrestler, was born into a Shiite Muslim sect and is set to marry music producer and Catholic Wassim Salibi on May 15.

Fakih did not respond to a request from The Christian Post for confirmation by press time.

Although she has not confirmed the reports of her conversion, she did quote the Bible and gave glory to God in tweets she posted in late March.

This article continues at [Christian Post] First-Ever Muslim Miss USA Rima Fakih Converts to Christianity, Report Claims

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