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We know the fashion industry still has a lot of hangups when it comes to working with plus-size models, but we never expected that would be the case for TV. An advertisement for America’s Next Top Model Alum Whitney Thompson‘s new dating site was rejected for a slot during the Superbowl, and Thompson thinks that’s because her site caters to plus-sized women. But NBC, which will air the Superbowl, says that’s not the reason at all.
This was the week Karlie Kloss spoke about her Vogue Italia photos and Lindsay Lohan‘s Playboy spread leaked. This was also the week we got a double dose of Chloë Sevigny, attended some fancy parties, and saw the unveiling of the Pirelli calendar.
The career trajectory of a successful model is usually pretty straightforward. Occasionally, if said model is particularly lucky or adept at transformation, vogueing segues into acting or singing or designing. But America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson (who, let’s be real, had the decks stacked against her from the start with that tile), may be the first model to transition into the online dating biz.
Two years ago, Whitney Thompson won America’s Next Top Model. While this would be a very cool accomplishment for anyone, it was especially awesome that Thompson won while being branded “plus size,” making her the first plus size model to take the ANTM crown. We love Thompson’s real talk, so we excerpted some of her interview with Sunny Gold over at the Huffington Post.