How \'America\'s Next Top Model\'s\' First Plus Size Winner Sees Body Positivity 10 Years Later

Receiving those kinds of letters were both eye-opening and, at times, challenging for Thompson, who told HuffPost it was part of the reason she felt the need to step out of the spotlight. “If words like that don’t force you to suck it up and power through whatever is going on in your life, I don’t know what will,” she said. ”‘Oh, Whitney, are you cold shooting this swim line in London? Well, that girl in Spain said that she wore a bathing suit for the first time because of you, so put a smile on and finish the job.’”

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