The beautiful Rima Fakih celebrated her 26th birthday last week!
At the young age of 26, Rima has already spent a year as Miss USA, competed to become Miss Universe and is now going to appear in the upcoming Hugh Jackman flick, Real Steel, which hits theaters on October 7th.
In honor of her recent birthday, as well as her upcoming movie appearance, we caught up with the former Miss USA to chat her up about what's been going on in her life and what's next. She told us...
"The past year has been both life changing and a blessing.
I went from working three jobs, to becoming Miss USA. I never let anyone stop me from going for my dream that ended up breaking so many barriers.
I am honored to be the first Arab, Muslim and emigrant to win Miss USA. I am so happy that I gave so many minorities a chance to do more in our great country.
Now, I am looking forward to doing more in Hollywood and in the entertainment world, and possibly being the first Arab and first Muslim in that field.
I love a challenge, so expect to see me in more projects in the future!"
We can't wait to see more Rima and wish her all the best in her future endeavors!