August 24, 2010 07:30 PM

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete might have taken home the crown at last night’s Miss Universe competition, but that didn’t stop Miss USA Rima Fakih from feeling like a queen. And it was all thanks to her stunning Reem Acra dress! “To be a winner you have to feel like one,” Fakih tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I cannot imagine myself in anything else besides a Reem Acra dress for the ultimate competition of my life. I felt like a princess in this design and Reem was quick to know what style would make me feel like a universal woman!” And for designer Reem Acra, playing fairy godmother to the beauty queen was all in a day’s work. “I wanted to give Rima the best of the best whether she won or lost,” says Acra. Working closely with the 24-year-old beauty, the designer created the princess-worthy gown that Fakih wore on stage during Monday night’s telecast. “Everyone looks great in red and the fit of the mermaid gown is perfect on Rima. The scalloped neckline is alluring but still very chic,” dishes Acra. From the patriotic color to the dramatic sweeping train, we couldn’t imagine a better dress for Miss USA. Tell us: What do you think of Miss USA’s Reem Acra gown?Andrea DeSimone

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