Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl can add one more fan to her list: Miss USA Nina Sanchez.
During an appearance on the Today show this morning, the newly crowned beauty from Nevada only had nice things to say about the gal whose body became a social media hot topic on Saturday.
“I feel like this year we really had a healthy class of girls and that’s what the pageant is about. Not being skinny and having the clothes fall off your bones but being fit, healthy and active—and Makalia is,” Sanchez shared, adding: “We were at the gym working out together. She was telling me how she does different sports. We all do. Someone else did hockey and we had girls who were wrestlers,” she said. “It’s an active year.”
Indeed, Miss USA earned a black belt in tae kwon do after training for 12-years straight.
As for Mekayla, she responded to the buzz on her “normal” size 4 body on Twitter—where else?—on Monday writing: “So cool I worked hard on my body without obsessing over being too skinny and I couldn’t be more proud.”