Miss Indiana Mekayla did not win the Miss USA pageant but she has attracted heaps of praise from social media for her ‘normal body.’ It was Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, who stole the show but the former stood out and remained the most discussed beauty queen especially on Twitter.
"It's quite overwhelming, in a positive way," Diehl told.
"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 too couldn’t help but lavish praise on Diehl. According to her, everyone has a different body type and we should celebrate the diversity. Being healthy is the main thing.
Mekayla Diehl revealed she did not go to extremes to prepare for the competition.
She couldn’t be “more proud” of her body.
The fans, on social media, called for an end to obsession with skinny, fat talk.