May 05, 2016 by Will Maule

Muslim And Former Miss USA Turns To Jesus

The woman who was believed to be the first Muslim to win the title when she was crowned Miss USA in 2010 has converted to Christianity. Rima Fakih gave her life to Christ last month in the run-up to her marriage in Lebanon next week to Wassim Salibi, a wealthy music producer who is a Maronite Christian, reports Christian Today.

The beauty queen recently tweeted the scripture Philipians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Back in 2010 she gave an interview with the Huffington Post, and was non-specific about her religious affiliations. "We're more of a spiritual family. Religion really doesn't define me or my family. My family's been very liberal, and we appreciate all different kinds of religions," she said. 

However, she has talked of how some of her relatives have converted to Christianity. "My brother-in-law is Christian, and he (and my sister) baptized their two sons. I have an uncle who converted to Christianity, and he's a priest now," she said. 

Her conversion to Christianity has been met with overwhelming support on social media.

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