Not even 24 hours after being crowned Miss USA, Rima Fakih was forced to defend herself over Internet pictures of her apparently pole dancing. But things aren’t quite as scandalous as they appear, she tells people.
“I was just being silly and jumping up and there were a few pictures exchanged,” Fakih says. “I know it looks really negative but it’s not really what you’ve seen. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
The “Stripper 101” promotion, she says, is an annual radio event focusing on female fitness and increasing female confidence in the form of dance. She was simply helping out at the event and didn’t doff any clothing at the promotion.