Rima Fakih Slaiby (born September 22, 1985) popularly known with the moniker, Rima Fakih, is a Lebanese-American model and former professional wrestler. She came to prominence for emerging as the Miss USA 2010. She was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2010, as she became the first Arab American woman and the third American woman from Michigan to clinch the Miss USA title.
Fakih is also a trained professional wrestler and made an appearances at WrestleMania Axxes in 2012. She was listed 100 in 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011, Arabian business.
|Full Name:||Rima Fakih Slaiby|
|Birth Date:||September 22, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Srifa, Lebanon|
|Occupation:||Model, Professional Wrestler|
|Parents:||Nadia Fakih, Hussein Fakih|
|Siblinhs:||Rabih, Rami, Rana, Rouba.|
|Husband:||Wassim Slaiby ( m. 2016)|
|Height:||5 feet 8 in|
Rima Fakih was born in Srifa, Lebanon to parents, Hussein Fakih and Nadia Fakih. Her father is a businessman who own a restaurant.
She grew up in a muslim family of five children. She is the fourth child and has other siblings namely; two brothers, Rabih and Rami, two sisters, Rana and Rouba.
Her family relocated from Lebanon to New York City in 1993, as a result of the Lebanese Civil War. She went to St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria.
Her family later moved to Dearbon, Michigan in 2003, where she attended Henry Ford Community College. She also obtained degrees in economics and business management from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Fakih worked at the Detroit Medical Center prior to fame.
She first competed at Miss Wayne County where she emerged the fourth runner up at the age of 19. She also represented Michigan in the Miss Lebanon Emigrant Pageant in 2008, where she emerged second runner up behind the first position, Carina El Kaddissi of Brazil and first runner up, Jessica Kahawaty of Australia.
She won the Miss Michigan USA 2010 title in 2009 and went on to represent Michigan at Miss USA 2010. She became the third woman from Michigan to win the Miss USA title after the likes of Carole Gist in 1990 and Kenya Moore in 1993.
Fakih enjoyed a successful reign as the Miss USA 2010 before being succeeded by Alyssa Campanella of California at Miss USA 2011.
Fakih also had frequent participation at the WWE events. She made a guest appearances om episode of WWE Raw on November 29, 2010, where she crowned Sheamus as the winner of the king of the Ring tournament. She also followed up as the ring announcer at the WWE Tribute to the Troops event in Fort Hood.
However, Fakih later appeared as a contestant onnseason five of WWE tough Enough on the USA network where she competed for a contract with the WWE as a professional wrestler, even though she was eliminated in week four.
She also began to train to become a professional wrestler and in 2012, she appeared at WrestleMania Axxess.
Rima Fakih got married to her husband, Wassim Slaiby, on May 15, 2016. The wedding ceremony took place at the Partriachal Edifice in Bkerke, Lebanon. The wedding was graced by top personalities and music artistes alike which include the likes of French Montana, Haifa Wehbe, Wael Kfoury and The Weeknd. Their union is blessed with three children.
Her husband, Wassim Slaiby, is a music executive and talent manager. Prior to wedding, Fakih was muslim before converting to Christian.
Rima Fakih is a Lebanese-American model with an estimated net worth of $600,000.
- Instagram: @rimafakih
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