I was ecstatic yesterday after hearing that we had an immigrant Arab-American Miss U.S.A for the first time in the United States! Rima Fakih, is a beautiful and stunning Lebanese Muslim woman, I’m very happy that amongst the controversy, the racial profiling and the ignorant attitude some of our citizens have against people of different cultures and ethnicities, we can still celebrate and support women of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. I also received a pleasant surprise when I saw the newest Swarovski collection for the middle east and Arab nations, the collection is called Jawaher and it celebrates the beauty and glamour of Arabian women world-wide. Many designers embellished their wonderful garments, jewelry and accessories with Swarovski’s crystallized elements and added a touch of the region’s history and elegant beauty, check out the pics!
And the winner is…..Miss America 2010 – Rima Fakih
Let’s hope this coronation is a stepping stone towards acceptance and understanding of the diverse people that make this country America, I hope the state of Arizona learns that racial and ethnic profiling is not the answer and that a long-term solution is better than alienating the majority of the state’s Latino residents.