Thompson won Americas Next Top Model last Wednesday (May 14), and became the first ever plus- size model to take the title.
Shes looking forward to breaking body barriers in the fashion world, and says its hard for plus-sized models to make it in todays heroin chic, Kate Moss modeling industry.
Much harder than it was when Top Model maven Tyra Banks ruled the runways in the 1990s.
Thompson believes the runways were more accepting of curvy models like Tyra, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington in their heyday because full-figured women were in style.
Now, according to Thompson, every model is a size two and only obtain their curves by getting breast implants.
Shes thankful for women that paved the way for plus-size modeling, but is ready to take the reigns into the new generation.
She says, I have a full figure, with hips, breasts, and a butt. I look good! Im proud of my body and I want other women to be proud of theirs.
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