Miss USA returns to Dearborn this week

Photo courtesy of Miss Michigan USA

Photo courtesy of Miss Michigan USA

Miss USA Rima Fakih will have a full schedule of events when she returns to Dearborn this week, including a Saturday reception at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

DEARBORN – Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih, will return to her hometown this week after traveling abroad. She will reunite with family, friends and fans who supported and encouraged her to reach her goal.

Preliminary plans for today to Sunday include a number of private events and receptions. On Saturday the city will host an event to give the public an opportunity to meet Fakih at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Mayor John O’Reilly, Jr. will present Fakih with a key to the city at 10 a.m. in the Michael A. Guido Theater. Fakih will deliver a message to motivate young people on how they too can reach their goals. A reception will follow in the Hubbard Ballroom.

“We’re celebrating her win and offering an opportunity to hear Rima speak about her path to success,” O’Reilly said. “We’re celebrating her win as a community and showcasing her success to inspire other young people to follow their dreams.”

Both events are free. Tickets must be obtained in advance by calling the theater box office, (313) 943-2354. The public is asked to request only the number of tickets they can personally use.

Fakih was crowned Miss USA 2010 on May 16. She has been on a worldwide tour making appearances in China, Rwanda and many cities in the United States. She is posting a video blog of her activities on www.missuniverse.com.

Fakih’s return to Dearborn will mark her first visit home since she was crowned.

Fakih grew up with her younger brother in Dearborn. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. After completing her reign as Miss USA, she plans to attend law school.