Mississippi ranked as the least healthy state in America—again. But these fit and healthy MS-born celebrities prove their home state wrong
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Britney Spears may call Las Vegas home these days, but the singer was actually born in McComb, MS. The Queen of Pop takes her fitness routine seriously and told us earlier this year that she's a big fan of yoga and cardio. (See Britney Spears' Yoga Workout here!)
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While she may live in California now, former Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert originally hails from Purvis, MS.
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Singer and actress Brandy Norwood spent the early years of her life in McComb, MS, before venturing to the West Coast to break into music. She's looking fit and stronger than ever these days!
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis
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Actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis is a devoted yogi from Laurel, MS.
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Sela Ward hails from Meridian, MS, and judging by her radiant face, she's all about a healthy lifestyle—no wonder she's one of our 16 Female Celebs Who Have Aged Gracefully.
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Chef and television personality Cat Cora is a Jackson, MS native. Cora told us in 2012 that she was raised eating a healthy Mediterranean diet. “My mother was kind of ahead of her time. While a lot of my friends were eating fried okra, we’d be eating steamed artichokes!”
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Singer and songwriter Haley Williams of Paramore is originally from Meridian, MS—and is in killer shape thanks to her constant performances.
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Country singer Faith Hill is a proud Mississippian! Born in Ridgeland, MS, then raised in Star, this former Shape covergirl keeps a strict diet and swears by Pilates classes.
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Country singer and Jackson, MS-born LeAnn Rimes has been known to take workouts seriously. We hear she's a big fan of Zumba—she's one of these 20 Celebs Who Got Fit Dancing.
Photo: US Magazine
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An actress and a yogi, Southern belle, Allie Grant, hails from Tupelo, MS.
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Basketball player Ruthie Bolton takes the cake for being the fittest Mississippian on our list. The Lucedale, MS native played for the Sacramento Monarchs and scored gold with the U.S. basketball team at multiple Olympics.