Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl Scores Points for “Normal” Figure

Posted Monday June 9, 2014 1:03 PM GMT

In the beauty pageant realm, many hopefuls will go to drastic lengths to be super-thin in hopes of impressing the judges, but Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl received great praise from fans for not succumbing to the pressure.

During the 2014 Miss USA broadcast on Sunday (June 8), the Hoosier hottie paraded around in her bikini and quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.

One viewer wrote, “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,” while another shared, “Miss Indiana shows you don't have to be super skinny to be beautiful.”

And the love just kept coming- “Finally a contestant that's not a bag of bones. #missindiana #missusa2014 #beautiful,” followed by, “The fact that Miss Indiana is not a complete twig makes me really happy!”

In the end, Diehl didn’t rank in the Top 10, but it wasn’t for a lack of audience appeal!

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