Rima Fakih’s Star-Studded Lebanon wedding

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LEBANON - Former Miss USA Rima Fakih has finally tied the knot in Lebanon to music producer Wassim Salibi on Sunday, May 15.

The star-studded event included attendance by R&B singer The Weeknd, Rapper French Montana and Lebanese Singers Haifa Wehbi and Wael Kfoury.

Fakih’s marriage caused controversy in the Muslim community as she had reportedly converted to Christianity before her wedding.

In 2010, she had become the first Muslim and Arab woman to be crowned Miss USA after competing in the pageant that at the time had been owned by Donald Trump.

Fakih, 30, was born in Lebanon and would later move to New York City with her family. She resided in Dearborn for several years, where she attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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Fakih with her mother.

Salibi, a music producer, manages The Weeknd, who in the last year reached career highs with Grammy wins and #1 hits such as “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” 

Salibi, 35, was recently recognized by Billboard for being one of the most influential music producers under the age of 40.

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