ABOUT KIRSTEN


Azalea queen putting focus on talking about eating disorders
StarNews Online  |  April 6, 2014

Haglund purposefully doesn't focus on any woman's appearance to make their conversation meaningful. She said she understands that young girls oftentimes grow up dreaming of wanting to be a pageant princess or queen, but that the position means much more that pretty dresses.

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Senate could soon take up eating disorder insurance bill, former Miss America lobbies for passage
MissouriNet  |  April 3, 2014

A former Miss America hopes this is the year Missouri passes legislation to require health insurance plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

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Taking Control of Life
Bradley University  |  March 4, 2014

Kirsten Haglund’s recovery from eating disorders pushed her into the national spotlight as a cultural critic and compassionate advocate for women’s empowerment. Haglund, Miss America 2008, encouraged Bradley students Monday night to wrestle their self-worth away from cultural standards.

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Miss America; Judging Miss America
BradleyBayou.com  |  January 12, 2013

A few years ago I found myself sharing another special moment with the Miss America Organization as I was introduced to Kirsten Haglund, during her reign as Miss America, at Harvard University in 2008. We were both there as guest speakers to bring awareness to Eating Disorders as a public health priority. 

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Miss America’s eating disorder
Salon.com  |  September 16, 2012

Kirsten Haglund was thrust into the spotlight when she won the 2008 Miss America crown in front of more than 19 million viewers. But before she ever became an American icon, from the ages of 12 through 15, the Michigan native fought an extreme battle with anorexia. 

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American Beauty
Emory Magazine  |  June, 2012

Yes, she's Miss America. But after defeating anorexia, touring the nation, and finding a place at Emory, she's also one of us.

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A Pageant Queen Among Us: Kirsten Haglund
TCNJ Her Campus  |  April 10, 2012

The College of New Jersey welcomed royalty on Monday, February 27th when former Miss America Kirsten Haglund visited campus for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “You don’t have to be thin to be worth something,” says the former Miss America. From the glitz and glamour of the pageant world emerged a voice of reason, one that said, “I’m not perfect. I have flaws and I am still successful.”

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Miss America Kicks Off Eventful Week: Lecture and Films Exploring Eating Disorders
College of New Jersey The Signal  |  March 13, 2012

Haglund advocated for eating disorder awareness and spoke about what she saw as the pillars of approaching eating disorder awareness.  Among these were: if you see something, say something; taking control of the media and being “fat talk” free.

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5 Minutes with Kirsten Haglund
Four Points Magazine  |  July 28, 2011

Miss America Kirsten Haglund first won our hearts as Miss America 2008. Today, she is active with the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, a group dedicated to helping men and women with eat disorders find treatment. She is a regular guest on programs such as The Sean Hannity on FOX. Recently, Kirsten was a coach on the program Made on MTV. We sat down with Kirsten to talk about that experience.

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Kirsten Haglund, Fashion Profile
HOUR Detroit  |  April 2008

Now that Miss Michigan’s sash reads “Miss America,” the Farmington Hills native is on what she calls a yearlong “national tour.” When Haglund completes her duties, the reigning American beauty says she plans to return to the University of Cincinnati and hopes to perform one day on Broadway. Between her beauty-queen interviews, she paused to chat by phone with Hour Detroit. 

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