Ever since Rima Fakih became the first Arab-American to win the title of Miss USA in May 2010, the former Miss Michigan has not had it easy. After her reign ended in June 2011, have only gotten worse. The Associated Press reports she was arrested early Saturday on a drunken driving charge in Detroit. Fakih's lawyer Doraid Elder told the Detroit Free Press "she is very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."
She was released Sunday, then posted to Twitter, "I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail," according to CBS and the AP.
Fakih is not the first beauty queen to be arrested. Based on the New York Daily News, here are a few examples that winning a beauty pageant isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
Megan Burgess -- Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2010
According to 29 News in Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Ark., Megan Burgess was arrested and charged with public intoxication at the University of Arkansas campus police headquarters only two weeks after passing on her crown to the 2011 titleholder.
Rachel Christie -- Miss England (Miss World) 2009
In 2009 then-Miss England Rachel Christie and Miss Manchester Sara Jones got into a cat fight or brawl at a porn-themed party over a guy. The New York Daily News reported Christie was later arrested on suspicion of assault, then released on bail. Christie was not able to compete in the Miss World competition and later stripped of her crown.
Kumari Fulbright -- Miss Pima County 2005 and Miss Desert Sun 2006 (Arizona)
Former University of Arizona law student Kumari Fulbright was arrested in December 2007 along with three other men when she tied up, robbed and tortured her boyfriend for nearly 10 hours, according to the Daily Mail Online. Her boyfriend managed to escape. Three years later, Fulbright was sentenced to two years in prison and six years' probation.
- Rima Fakih