Despite a near tumble in her evening gown, Rima Fakih, Miss Michigan for 2010, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday. Fakih won the competition after swimsuit, evening gown, and interview competitions. During the interview portion of the event, Fakih expressed her belief that birth control should be covered by health insurance.
Fakih will replace North Carolina’s Kristen Dalton as Miss USA, taking away a one-year lease for an apartment in New York, living expenses, health and beauty services, and an undisclosed salary. When asked about the win, Fakih said only, “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”