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Miss America 2013 Defends Herself After Weight Gain: “I’m Human”

Mallory Hytes Hagan is the 2013 Miss America, but that doesn't mean she always looks like a Barbie doll. She was recently seen in a swimsuit looking heavier than she did in her perfect bikini on the show. She was criticized for her weight gain, and talked about the feedback on Anderson Live.

"I think that I'm human…and I'd like to equate getting ready for the Miss America pageant, you know, to getting ready for a boxing match," Mallory said (via E! News). "We get into shape and then afterwards life goes back to normal." She added that people may not know how much Miss America travels. "I travel on average 20,000 miles a month so every 48 hours I am in a different place just about. So it's really a challenge to maintain that same body that I went to Miss America with."

A lot of us would still love to look as good as she does in that swimsuit! And at least now she's showing the country a more realistic body type than some pageant perfect ideal.

03.15.2013 / 09:44 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: News, Celebrity Beauty, TV Stars, Weight gain

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