I don't have a link as I was just watching on TV, But Miss Michigan just won Miss USA.
Looks like even Donald Trump is "All In"
She attended the University of Michigan. I was surprised we had anybody in the running. Well done beating me to the post.
Says she graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a bachelor's degree in economics and business management. And she's from Dearborn, so a shout out to the old haunts! She deserved it; she was one of the prettiest of some slim pickings. And should do better than the 6 foot blonde at Miss Universe...
About to break out my "Miss Michigan" while looking at Miss Michigan/Miss USA!!!
She looks like a hotter version of Kim Kardashian.
Princess Jasmin in da flesh!
Love a woman in a Michigan jersey.
Looks like she's a Tate fan. Who can blame her?
I guessed James Whitley but oh well.
Miss Ohio looks like a truck stop!
I could see her with a cig in one hand, a beer in the other, baby under her arm, yelling at her husband for goin coon huntin agin. NTTAWWT
"I have made love to many fine ladies from the lowliest bus station skank to the classiest most sophisticated, educated, debutant, high society... bus station skank."
I think I ran into Miss Ohio at a truck stop once.
I was in Ohio recently for a graduation, and stopped at a truck stop for gas and a pit stop. While using the facilities, two young gentleman, about 17, wearing tuxes and tennis shoes, also avail themselves of the opportunity to use the facilities. I, being a "normal" person, wash my hands afterwards. These two fine men piss and run, mumbling to me on the way out "fuck washing your hands" and then proceed to purchase mountain dews. Yay prom in Ohio! End story.
That magazine cover is actually pretty flattering for Miss Ohio. You shoulda seen her on the broadcast. I literally guffawed when I saw her.
warrants removing the Dearborn from her degree. Go Blue!
I bet she wins miss Universe... Not to sound like a racist asshole, but this girl is really down to earth and is also and Arab American Muslim from Lebanon. Please nobody take that the wrong way I just feel that that will come in to play when she wins it.
... it's just a matter of fact. Her ethnicity is poignant in this day and age, and some voters may have a heightened sensitivity to this -- good or bad.
I think it would be ashame that if she were to win people would only chalk it up to her background, because the girl is pretty attractive in an event in which most the girls looked like trailer trash.*
* I have nothing against hot trailer trash (in fact I kind of have a thing for it), I just don't want it being considered "USA".
I'm not saying I would completely chalk it up to her background, but I do think her ethnicity might be what pushes her over the edge to winning. She's Lebanese, Muslim, HOT, and way down to earth. I think all that on top of other things will get her that crown. Honestly I would never complain about the hottest girl in the Universe growing up 30 minutes from my hometown.
And might have helped her win Miss USA more than Miss Universe. I'm sure they took into account America isn't too popular right now, but it's hard to hate on us as a Country if we're sending an Arab-American contestant. I don't know that it helps her other than maybe takes away some of the negative attitude any contestant from the US would get (fairly or unfairly...not talking politics, just talking image fact at the moment). So it balances it rather than starting out from behind. I wouldn't doubt that something Trump runs is calculating enough to take that into account (rather than leave it all up to those moronic judges).
Having said that, she more than deserved to win on her own merits. Though I am bias to U-M (and having grown up in Dearborn), I easily thought she was the prettiest far and away (wasn't really close), and had the most genuine charm of any of them. (And how often does the "best" person really win these things). Found myself tuning in before the evening programs just to check her out, then stop when she gets "eliminated at the 15"...and she made the cut...well, I'll stop watching when they cut to 10....and she kept going...then DAMN, she's in the top 5!! Her and 4 blondes. And before I know it, they're down to 2, and I've watched the whole damn thing with my wife.
Beautiful girl. Congratulations to her and I hope she makes the most of this opportunity for herself.
Talk about Ignorance.
EDIT: The article I mean.
... I'm pretty sure a fanatical Islamic group is not touting a girl in a tiny bikini as the Islamic "ideal", regardless of family ties. That article is everything you'd expect from a radical blogger (who apparently, and sadly, is a UM grad).
I wonder if Donald Trump's organization asked the girl if she had any family ties to Hezbollah? That would have been a great question to ask if you're going to crown a girl Miss USA. I don't care how far removed she is from those family members, it's still disgusting. That's just further evidence of why I don't give two sh*ts about this useless pageant.
This woman's Lebanese relatives were not in the contest. She was, and she deserved to win or lose based on her own merits. (And although I didn't watch the broadcast, from the photos others have posted in this thread, I would say she has pretty strong merits.).
BTW, I do agree with you that beauty pageants in general are distasteful and that we'd all be better off without them. The same holds true for Donald Trump.
..based on the political allegiances of people several thousands of miles away is absurd. You have no idea the ideals for which this girl stands, so please leave your narrow minded comments to the political boards.
Hot girl from our state won hottest girl in USA contest. Be happy, for fuck's sake.
For the record she is my 1st cousin.....From here its obvious that you're upset that shes Lebanese and muslim so you would like to tarnish her image by saying our family has links to Hizbollah. .Let me guess, you read that garbage blog written by the bigot debbie schluesl or w/e her name is? Let me answer that question for you. No her family does not have members in Hizbollah. You see Lebanon is kinda like America in that having the same last name does not automatically make you related..in fact she is not related to anyone mentioned in that article I can tell you that for a fact
Shes a great girl and deserves every bit of this, you can keep your ignorant views to yourself
Yea she graduated from UofM dearborn not AA but shes still a big M fan..shes All IN
I'm upset that she's an Arab American? I'm an Arab-American with my great grandparents coming from Syria and Lebanon. If what you say is true, then I retract my comments.
I really wish this thread would get back to posting pictures of her.
this makes me sad, and right before bedtime too.
First of all, don't link to that website again...ever.
Secondly, not only is Lebanon a diverse place, but Hizbullah is a multifaceted organization. It's not simply a terrorist organization (in fact, the EU does not consider it a terrorist organization at all), it's a political party. Their aim isn't "global jihad," rather, the organization was founded to resist a foreign occupation and, therefore, it has earned the support of many Lebanese, not just the Shi'ites of the south that they purport to represent.
However distasteful you may find their politics, I don't think it's fair to lump them in with groups like al-Qaeda and other "fundies."
Thirdly, I think this is relevant:
Note: Sorry if this comment was at all political. I tried my best to stick to facts and to keep my opinions to myself.
Wow, hot. Go Blue!!! I'm sure that she will represent Michigan well doing whatever it is that Miss USA does. Nice to see.
Believe me, Hezbollah is not crowing with delight over her victory. They're the same brand of stupid as all other fundies, including our own.
Lebanon is a big diverse place; its women are very beautiful.
Not a big fan of beauty contests, but I'm happy for her win, and for UM.
For the record she is my 1st cousin.
Congrats to you and your family! :)
Any chance your cousin likes men approaching middle aged in decent sharpe who write at multiple sports blogs?
If so, I have a hone number for you to pass along!!
Kidding aside, congrats to your family, exciting stuff!!!
She's definitely my favorite!
She was in a stripper competition, so who knows if that will affect her crown at all. I know there has been previous controversies with these pageant winners before. The good news at least, more hot pictures.
Good cause I’ll take anything.
How will this affect recruiting?