Miss Michigan Rima Fakih reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2010 Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Hometown hopes run high as Miss USA Rima Fakih heads into the competition for Miss Universe.
The Dearborn resident plans to have family with her in Las Vegas Monday night and numerous friends in the Detroit suburb watching the two-hour telecast on NBC.
Fakih is one of 83 contestants who won their national competition. The Miss Universe pageant is co-owned by NBC and Donald Trump and hosted by rocker Bret Michaels and NBC news correspondent Natalie Morales.
Fakih enjoyed a warm reception last month during a weeklong homecoming that included public and private events around the area. The Lebanese immigrant also received a key to Dearborn and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins.