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Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, may have won the Miss USA pageant, but its Miss Indiana who is getting all of the attention on social media. Mekayla Diehl’s “normal” bikini body stood out from the rest of the super fit beauty queens during the swimsuit competition, sparking fans to lavish praise on the 25-year-old Hoosier for her curvy, healthy-looking physique.
“It’s quite overwhelming, in a positive way,” Diehl told Fox & Friends.
And it wasn’t something Diehl planned for in the run up to the big night.
“I wanted to just continue a healthy lifestyle and inspire others to go after their dreams,” she said. “I never imagined that it would be in a swimsuit.”
Supermodel Petra Nemcova also chimed in on Miss Indiana, telling the show: “I think its fantastic. Each person has a different body type. Some people are naturally skinny, some curvy. We have to celebrate all different shapes of the body. The main thing is to be healthy.”
“I trained very hard for the body I have, but I didn’t go to extremes, and I’m proud of that,” she said.
During the 2014 Miss USA broadcast on Sunday (June 8), the beautiful brunette became quite a popular topic on Twitter. Here’s what some of the viewers tweeted:
“I really wanted Miss Indiana to make it to the top 10. She was the only girl up there who had a relatively normal body.”
“Miss Indiana shows you don’t have to be super skinny to be beautiful.”
“Finally a contestant that’s not a bag of bones.”
“The fact that Miss Indiana is not a complete twig makes me really happy!”
More pictures of Mekayla next!