Ah yes, in the immortal words of Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup comes a realization that in the United States, reality may soon descend upon the pageantry world. In average, an American girl is a size 12 while the average BMI is 33. So when Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl who is a size 4 and with a BMI of 18, sashayed confidently during the finals of Miss USA 2014 pageant, praises poured in from the American public.
Her body figure which is far from being skinny, was called as normal by many of the viewers of the pageant. Mekayla was amused. “Well, I’m OK with ‘normal’. Whatever defines ‘normal.’ I guess it’s better than being weird.”
The fact that Mekayla was in the Top 20 of the pageant is even a stronger indication that you don’t really have to be that skinny to be in the semis at least. As a nation where average waistlines are growing every year, will the concept of beauty in United States slowly evolve?