Most beauty queens would not advertise that they once weighed 234 pounds.
Miss South Carolina's Bree Boyce made it her platform, and now she's on her way to competing in the Miss America pageant.
"If I hadn't gained the weight and then lost it, and didn't say anything about it, I wouldn't be helping others," said Boyce, who won the crown last Saturday. "I'm proud of it."
"I didn't necessarily choose my platform," she told ABCNews.com. "It chose me."
What makes Boyce's victory even sweeter...Full Story