Paula Deen: Before Diabetes, A Dark-Eyed Beauty

Given her famous love for butter usage, Paula Deen's recent revelation that she has Type 2 diabetes may not come as a surprise to many.  But before she became a blogosphere punching bag Food Network star, did you know she was kind of a babe?  We've dug up a few Deen photos from yesteryear for your casual weekday perusal.

Eighteen-year-old Paula Deen at her senior prom, 1965
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Paula as a young mother, late 1960s

Paula circa the '70s

A well-coiffed Paula, date unknown (though we'd place money on it that this has to be from the '80s)

Paula and her sons, Jamie and Bobby in the early 90s
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Deen today.

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