Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Rima Fakih worked three jobs before she created international headlines as the winner of Miss USA 2010.
The Lebanon-born beauty made history as the first Muslim to win the crown.
While many Arab Americans celebrated her victory, some Muslims claimed she did not properly represent the religion, opposed to her appearing in scant clothing.
Further controversy followed the publication of photographs of Rima taking part in a 2007 pole-dancing competition and her view that the proposed mosque near Ground Zero should be moved.
Throughout her year-long reign, Rima Fakih has challenged boundaries, even appearing on professional wrestling reality series Tough Enough.
As she prepares to hand over the Miss USA crown on June 19, here is your opportunity to ask Rima about her title, her future and the barriers she has broken.
Rosie Garthwaite was just twenty-two years old when she arrived in post-invasion Iraq to start work on an English-language newspaper.
Like many reporters covering the conflict, she witnessed some horrific scenes.
Unlike most of her colleagues, however, she had never taken the “hostile environment” course that prepares journalists to enter a war zone.
During a seven-month stay in Basra, Garthwaite says she learnt how avoid bombs, escape a mob and handle the sight of people being shot in front of her - just some of the lessons that she’s now put into a new book: “How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone”.
What practical tips does she have for anyone travelling to a potentially dangerous region? What difficulties did she face as a woman in a war zone? How common are stories like those of CBS News’ Lara Logan?
Post your questions for Rosie Garhwaite below.