"I'm not a party animal I took my job as Miss USA very seriously... Sometimes, of course, I want to let it all go. Even though I'm a beauty queen, you're also an unofficial ambassador, and there's a lot of pressure."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Rima Fakih on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Rima Fakih on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Rima Fakih on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Rima Fakih on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Rima Fakih on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths."
"My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 13 and it was something we weren't really aware of as a family."