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Caitlin Freier won $7,500 for charity and chance to model for national campaign.

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Caitlin Freier of Alexandria knows she's a beautiful person and is happy with who she is. But it wasn't always that way.

As a child, she says she was somewhat "chubby" and was teased a lot about her physical appearance.


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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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