Friday, May 16, 2008

Plus Size Whitney Thompson is America’s Next Top Model



Plus Size Whitney Thompson is America’s Next Top Model

Whitney Thompson took top honors on this seasons “America’s Next Top Model” competition. The 20 year old made history because she is the first plus-size winner in the history of the show.

Thompson had this to say about her win:

People always say you have to be stick-skinny, emaciated and unhealthy and I’ve kind of stood up for [being full-figured] my whole life. I’m not going to lose 50 pounds – if someone asks me to do that, I’ll go to another [modeling] agency. I’ve already heard online from boys and girls all over the world who are dealing with eating disorders. They’re thanking me for standing up and saying, ‘I am a plus-size model and I am beautiful.’ This is what people should look like rather than skin-and-bones, which is disgusting and sends a bad message to people everywhere.”

Thompson is from Atlantic Beach, Florida and believes she has a great deal in common with the shows host Tyra Banks, who has been the recipient of much criticism over a series of unflattering bikini photos.

So now Thompson will hit the TV circuit with planned visits to Live with Regis & Kelly and The Early Show. She will also do a fashion spread in Seventeen magazine and receive a modeling contract from Elite Modeling.

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