Miss Indiana praised for 'normal' body at Miss USA 2014 show

Miss Indiana praised for 'normal' body at Miss USA 2014 show

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BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 04: Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl attends the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 4, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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by USA Today

wfaa.com

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

As Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl strutted her stuff wearing a bikini and a big smile during the swimsuit portion of Sunday’s Miss USA show Sunday night, Twitter responded with a flurry of flattery.

Or mostly flattery.
 
It was praise about her figure, her “normal” body.
 
 
She was applauded for not being “super skinny”
 

Or for being a “bag of bones”

 

 

And for not being a “twig.”

 

There was one person who put it a less flattering way:

 

And this seemed to be a compliment, but was it really?

 

People seemed to relate to her:

 

Unfortunately for her, she didn’t make it to the Top 10. But viewers were rooting for her.

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