Former Miss USA runner-up reveals how she got into the best shape of her life for the pageant – as she shares her ultimate guide for how to shed fat and ‘get lean’
A former Miss USA contestant has revealed the three things she did to get in the best shape of her life before competing in the pageant.
Chelsea Hardin, 32, admits she was out of shape and lacking self-confidence when she was challenged to compete in the Miss Hawaii USA in 2016. However, after hiring a trainer and changing her diet, she transformed her body and she took the crown home.
The beauty queen, who is now a fitness coach, trained for another four months for the Miss USA 2016 pageant before being named first runner-up to Deshauna Barber of the District of Columbia.
Chelsea Hardin, 32, from Hawaii, has become a fitness coach after competing in the Miss USA 2016 pageant
The beauty queen said she was the skinniest she had ever been as she took to the stage in a white bikini and nude platform heels
Hardin was named first runner-up to Deshauna Barber of the District of Columbia
“This is me competing for Miss USA in Las Vegas after winning Miss Hawaii USA, and this is definitely the skinniest I’ve ever been,” she said.
Hardin explained that she did three things to lose body fat and get stronger for the pageant.
GET slim like a beauty queen
Miss USA 2016 runner-up Chelsea Hardin said she did three things to get lean for the competition:
- Eat clean and count macronutrients
- Strength training four to five times a week and 30 minutes of cardio three times a week
- Prioritize sleep and hydration
“First you have to pay attention to your diet,” she advised. “Get rid of all the packaged foods, high sugar and inflammatory oils, and eat clean.”
The fitness guru said, “It doesn’t matter how much body fat you need to lose” or “how much muscle mass you need to gain,” the majority of your success will come from your diet.
Second, Hardin said you need to move your body, but she admitted that she no longer has the time to exercise like she did when she was preparing for the pageant.
“I had time and energy and effort and the will and motivation to become that way during that period,” she said. “Obviously I don’t have that much time to put into that right now, so my body looks different now as a mom.”
But whether you’re training for a competition or just want to get in shape, she explained that consistency is key.
“It’s not about that one good workout or that one good salad,” she said. ‘I was consistent. I trained for four months after winning Miss Hawaii USA. I trained hardcore. I was strict.’
Hardin reiterated that this routine is only for someone who wants to “lean out” and has “very little body fat.”
Hardin explained how she lost body fat and toned up for the pageant in a video shared on TikTok, in which she said you need to clean up your diet and exercise consistently
Hardin was admittedly out of shape and lacking self-confidence when she was challenged to compete in the 2016 Miss Hawaii USA
After hiring a trainer and changing her diet, she transformed her body and was crowned Miss Hawaii 2016
Hardin, who has been staying in great shape, added that it’s also important to prioritize sleep and stay hydrated while exercising.
“Find what works for you to be consistent in the gym,” she said. “Show up four to five times a week and keep those rest days.”
Hardin ended her video by emphasizing the importance of prioritizing sleep and staying hydrated, saying that many women make the mistake of putting these habits aside while exercising.
“No matter how hard you train in the gym, how clean your diet is, if you don’t rest your body, if you don’t stay hydrated, it’s going to be very difficult to see any changes,” she said. .
“So if you want to lean out, if you want to lose body fat, be intentional and focus on these three things,” she concluded.
Hardin’s video has been viewed nearly 473,000 times and received more than a hundred comments.
Many people wanted to know more about her workout routine and diet, and she was happy to answer their questions.
The model explained that she strength trained four to five times a week and did 30 minutes of cardio three times a week to prepare for the pageant.
As for her diet, she said she counted macronutrients, namely carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
‘The right ratio helps change your body composition!’ she said.