Monday, May 19, 2008

Tyra Can’t Compare To Full-Figured ‘Top Model’ Winner

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tyra Banks has nothing on Top Model winner Whitney Thompson.

Thompson won America’s Next Top Model last Wednesday (May 14), and became the first ever “plus- size” model to take the title.

She’s looking forward to breaking body barriers in the fashion world, and says it’s hard for plus-sized models to make it in today’s “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.

She’s 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! I’m proud of my body and I want other women to be proud of theirs.”

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