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Why are Gretchen Carlson's thighs so famous?

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In various roles on the Fox New Channels, Gretchen Carlson was known to wear short skirts on the set, revealing her thighs to the viewing public. In a question and answer section on GretchenCarlson.com, the host admitted to receiving a lot of bullying from what critics called her "thunder thighs."

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Gretchen Carlson is known for her role as the host of the daytime show "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" on the Fox News Channel. Before her show, Carlson was a host for eight years on the network's "Fox and Friends" morning show.

Carlson told her readers on the website that she has received a lot of flak, mostly via Twitter, about her so-called "thunder thighs." On her show, the host reads some of her most vile tweets on a segment called "Mean Tweets." Carlson said while she could handle some of the terrible things people say about her, she did it to highlight the way bullying can affect young people.

In 1989, Carlson became the first classical violinist to win the Miss America pageant. As of 2015, she still serves on the board of the Miss America organization. "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" airs on weekdays at 2 p.m. Eastern on the Fox News Channel.

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