Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The former beauty queen will take to the dance floor along with 12 other celebrities in season 3 of the Lebanese edition

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Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih was unveiled as one of many stars set to compete in season three of the Lebanese edition of "Dancing with the Stars."

The 29-year-old beauty will take to the dance floor along with 12 other local and Arab celebrities, according to MTV Lebanon, the television network that broadcasts the show.

Fakih was the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former beauty queen was born in Srifa, a small city in Southern Lebanon. She later moved with her family to the United States in 1993.

Supporters of Fakih consider her winning the Miss USA crown a victory for diversity and says that she gives a sense of pride to the Arab-American community.

MTV Lebanon said in a statement that Fakih has countered the stereotypical image of Arabs and “has proved that it is possible to be beautiful, sexy, smart and tough.”

The Arabic edition of the global hit dance show began in 2012. For two consecutive seasons, the show has featured dozens of dancing duos who brought professional-level dance performances to an Arab audience.

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