Miss Michigan, Kirsten Haglund, won the title of Miss America on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 19 year old Farmington Hills native sang “Over the Rainbow” in the talent competition and wore a black and gold bikini in the swimsuit portion to help her clinch the title. Haglund, who batted anorexia 3 years ago, says of the eating disorder, “I was a completely different person. It's not a pretty sight…You have to have curves. You can't look like a stick-thin model."
Haglund's reign will focus on raising awareness of eating disorders and helping the Children's Miracle Network. Kirsten Haglund is one Miss America who plans on making a difference.