Former Miss USA to compete on MTV’s Dancing with the Stars


(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — Former Miss USA Rima Fakih will compete in season 3 of Lebanon’s version of Dancing with the Stars, according to a recent announcement by Beirut-based TV network MTV Lebanon.

Fakih, 29, will join 12 other celebrities for the show, which airs in most of the Middle East.

MTV said:

Since her revelation in 2010, the Lebanese Miss America has not stopped accumulating successes from numerous Reality TV shows to movie acting. Armed with a quote that her father raised her to believe, “You don’t know who you are until you know where you came from”, Rima Fakih also volunteered at community organizations such as American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. She went on to be honored numerous times and is dedicated to helping remove the stereotype of Arabs in America and all over the world. All the way she has proved that it is possible to be beautiful, sexy, smart and tough. Will her father’s advice help her succeed on the dance floor too?

Judges Darren Bennett, Mira Samaha, Rabih Nahas, and Mazen Kiwan will evaluate the diva’s dancing skills starting on March 1.

Fakih was born in Srifa, a small city in the Jabal Amel region of Southern Lebanon. She is the first Lebanese-American, the first Arab American and the first Muslim to win the Miss USA title.

Fakih has some professional dance experience, according to MTV.

Most recently, she trained to be a professional wrestler in WWE as a WWE Diva. She competed on the fifth season of WWE Tough Enough, but was eliminated on the fourth episode.

Dancing with the Stars, hosted by Carla Haddad and Wissam Breidi, airs Sundays at 8:30pm on MTV Lebanon.

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