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Miss USA Rima Fakih Defends Pole Dancing Photos

Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
5/20/2010 10:38am EDT

Rami Fakih Pole Dance

Miss USA winner Rima Fakih went on Live with Regis and Kelly to talk about winning the beauty pageant and how it has changed her life. Of course, the topic of released photos of her on a stripper pole was brought up.

She first said about getting ready for that bikini body: "A lot of stereotype ideas that people have is that pageant girls don't eat... I worked really hard for that and I did a lot of working out and a lot of dieting."

As for the stripper photo? She says it was taken at "about eight o'clock in the morning. It's a promotional event they do every year, it's called 'Stripper 101,' they bring together all of these women... and they teach you how to dance and feel sexy."

Miss USA 2010


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