Recently Tyra Banks came under scrutiny when a trailer was released for the 15th season of America’s Next Top Model where Banks is praising a contestant for having an extremely small waist. ‘Top Model’ season 10 winner & plus size model Whitney Thompson came to her mentors defense. “Tyra supports women of all sizes as long as they are healthy. I do not fault her for her reaction to seeing such a tiny waist. She had a similar reaction to seeing Toccara’s enormous breasts. Tyra remains a leading figure in the fight for body equality in the fashion industry” says Thompson .
Since appearing on the show and winning the prestigious title of America’s Next Top Model in 2008, Whitney’s career has thrived. Following the show, Whitney continues to use her influence by promoting body equality in fashion.
Thompson has aligned herself with The International Fuller Woman Expo which is held in Detroit, MI on September 18, 2010 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. She will speak to women about her journey as a plus size model. She is also set to be the celebrity host of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organizations for Women’s 5th annual Love Your Body Day on October 23, 2010 at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium.
In a recent photo shoot for Love Your Body Day, Thompson joined the event’s creator, Chenese Lewis, both proudly flaunting their curves in the nude with confidence. They signify that women of all colors, shapes and sizes are beautiful and show by example that women should love the skin they’re in. Both women further demonstrate their support of having a healthy view of oneself by supporting organizations seeking to helping individuals with eating disorders–Thompson an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and Lewis an ambassador for the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).
“We are so excited to have Whitney as our celebrity host this year,” said Chenese Lewis, creator of Hollywood NOW’s Love Your Body Day. “Our picture together looks like a photoshoot from America’s Next Top Model! She makes loving your body fierce!”
To find out more about Whitney Thompson and Love Your Body Day, please visit www.loveyourbodyday.com.
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