America’s Next Top Model winnner to speak at Hendrix theater
Tonight in Hendrix theater at 6:30 p.m., America’s Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson will be speaking on what it is like to be a plus size model.
Whitney Thompson was the winner of Cycle 10 on America’s Next Model and was the show’s first plus size model to win the competition. She was the only model to be considered plus size wearing a size 10. In the modeling world, Thompson is too big to be a regular model and too small to really be considered a plus size model, which starts at a size 12.
Because of her odd size that places her between the two size groups, she received criticism from numerous angles. In one instance, a few bloggers were pulling pictures from her tenth grade year saying she was forced to gain weight for the show.