The event , created by Thompson's poster mate, Chenese Lewis, hopes to help women accept themselves and feel good about their bodies, regardless of the size. Thompson, a year-old beauty from Florida, has had plenty to say on the subject since becoming the first plus-sized model to win the television contest. There is always a new product out selling us happiness if we 'finally' shed those pounds," she says on her blog.
Whitney Thompson as a concentration of sexuality
Send us a scoop!
Whitney Thompson has stripped bare in a bid to get women to love their bodies - no matter what their size is. The full figured model, who won season ten of the hit U. Thompson, who is an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, will also act as a celebrity host for the event which will be held on October Thompson has also stepped in to defend America's Next Top Model's host Tyra Banks who was embroiled in controversy recently after she was seen putting her hands around the waist of an extremely thin contestant on the latest series of the show. Banks, who in her prime was a leading supermodel and Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover girl has famously struggled herself with weight. She swiftly came out in defense of curvy women at the time, saying on The Tyra Banks Show: 'To all of you who have something nasty to say to me or to women built like me. Fuller figure: Five contestants came before her but Thompson was the first plus size model to win America's Next Top Model. Banks is so committed to introducing body diversity into the notoriously thin dominated model industry that she is launching a new model competition focusing solely on plus size teens. Any girls between the ages of 13 and 19 are invited to enter as long as they have a dress size between 12 and 20 and are between 5'9" and 6'1" in height. Controversy: There was outrage over a promo that was released for the upcoming season of Next Top Model that featured a model so thin that you could fit a man's hands around her waist.
Share this article
By Bianca London for MailOnline. Outspoken Whitney believes that the British plus-size market is seriously lacking. The UK is behind in identifying with the plus-size consumer. Women try and cover themselves up so they wear clothes that are too big but it makes them look frumpy. Headstrong: Whitney recently starred in a Panache lingerie campaign and says she will never bow to pressure to lose weight for the sake of fashion. Kate Upton is a size 8 and some people say she's too fat and she looks like a cow,' says Whitney. Probably because it sells; it makes women feel bad about themselves and they buy more products. Whitney has taken it upon herself to spread her message to the masses in her role as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. She travels to Universities all over the States and attends global charity events to support the cause. And it seems like her hard work is paying off.