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Will Pole Dancing Photos of Miss USA Rima Fakih Threaten Crown?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It's been less than 24 hours since Rima Fakih made history by becoming the first Arab-American to win the Miss USA pageant. Will she make history again, by having the shortest reign of any pageant winner? New racy photos could threaten her crown.

It seems that in 2007, before she was ever Miss Michigan, Fakih entered and won a pole dancing contest sponsored by a local radio morning show in Detroit, "Mojo in the Morning." Photos of the event have been on its website ever since.

The photos show Fakih writhing on a stripper pole wearing a tank top, short-shorts and high heels.

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On its website, the station says:

Mojo In The Morning producers have been contacted by representatives of Miss Universe requesting more photographs and information regarding Miss USA Rimah Fakih's involvement in the "Stripper 101" contest. When asked if Fakih's status as Miss USA was in danger, pageant representatives would not answer.

Morning show host Mojo says the controversial photographs were taken from our website where they have been posted for three years. He said Mojo In The Morning will not release any further photographs and hopes that Donald Trump does not ask Fakih to relinquish her crown. "It would be foolish to consider anyone other than Rima to represent the USA. The photos taken from our website are no more provocative than those on the Miss USA website."

Mojo In The Morning fully supports Rimah Fakih as she represents Detroit and America in the Miss Universe contest... The radio show will not entertain requests to drag her name through the mud.

Pageant officials have not commented on whether Fakih's crown is in danger of being stripped.