Rima Fakih is a Lebanon-born American model and actress who won the coveted Miss USA in 2010. She moved to the United States when she was seven years old and has settled there since then. She has appeared in movies as well as in reality television shows. Fakih is also known for her brief stint as a professional wrestler who competed on WWE Tough Enough in 2010. In 2018, She was made the National Director for Miss Universe Lebanon. Fakih’s success as a model, beauty queen, and actress has made her an inspiration for many young women, particularly those from Arab and Muslim backgrounds, who may face challenges breaking into the entertainment industry. Here’s everything you need to know about Rima Fakih.
Rima Fakih Biography
Rima Fakih was born on the 22nd of September 1985, in Srifa, South Governorate, Lebanon. She’s currently 37 years old.
|Birth Name||Rima Fakih|
|Date of Birth||September 22, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Srifa, South Governorate, Lebanon|
|Age||37 years old|
|Profession||Model, Actress, Professional Wrestler, Pageant Titleholder|
|Ethnicity||Arab and Lebanese|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA|
Early Life: Family and Education
Rima Fakih was born into a Shia Muslim family to parents Hussein and Nadia Fakih. She has four siblings, brothers Rabih and Rami, and sisters Rana and Rouba. Rima Fakih went to St. Rita’s School, a catholic school near Beirut, Lebanon.
After moving to New York in 1993, she attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Queens. She graduated from Henry Ford Community College and went on to earn degrees in Economics and Business Management from the University of Michigan–Dearborn.
In April 2016, Fakih converted to Maronite Christianity, in Bkerké, the see of the Maronite Catholic Patriarchate, northeast of Beirut. During her time at the university, she was a member of the Arab Student Association and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Rima Fakih Personal Life
Rima Fakih married Lebanese-Canadian music producer Wassim Slaiby also known as Tony Sal. May 15, 2016. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Rima Jr, in February 2017. She gave birth to their second child, a son, Joseph, on March 29, 2018. They welcomed their third child, daughter Amira, on October 24, 2019.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 56 kg|
Pounds – 123 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)/7 (UK)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)/10 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Curvaceous Figure|
Rima Fakih plunged into the world of modeling at the age of 19, when she competed in a beauty pageant contest and was placed fourth runner-up at Miss Wayne County, a preliminary pageant for Miss Michigan in the Miss America system.
In 2011, Fakih made her on-screen debut in the 2011 movie ‘Real Steel’, starring Hugh Jackman.
In 2010, she was featured in Late Show with David Letterman as herself.
In 2012, she participated in Fox’s dating game show ‘The Choice’.
In May 2010, she competed in the Miss USA 2010 pageant held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won the Miss USA title on May 16, 2010, breaking a 5-year streak of Southern states winning and becoming the first Miss Michigan USA to win the national title since Kenya Moore in 1993.
Rima Fakih Net Worth
According to authoritative sources, Rima Fakih has a net worth of $1 million dollars in 2023.
Rima Fakih Facts
In 2008, She represented Michigan in the Miss Lebanon Emigrant competition. She was placed third in the contest, finishing behind Carina El Kaddissi of Brazil and Jessica Kahawaty of Australia.
Rima Fakih didn’t lose her hope, sold her car to compete in the Miss Michigan USA pageant, and was eventually crowned the Miss Michigan USA on September 19, 2009, and went on to represent Michigan at the Miss USA 2010 pageant. She won Miss USA 2010.
She represented the United States in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant and did not place as a semi-finalist.
In 2011, she was named #100 in the ‘100 Most Powerful Arab Women’ list by Arabian Business.
The same year, she was ranked at #86 on the 2011 edition of AskMen.com’s Top 99 Women list.
She appeared on TV shows like The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Apart from that, she has also appeared in various music videos.
Rima Fakih has appeared on “WWE Raw”, “WWE Tough Enough”, “The Choice”, “Real Steel”, and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.