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Whitney Thompson was named America’s Next Top Model on Wednesday and by Thursday she was gracing the cover of Seventeen Magazine‘s July 2008 issue. The 20 year old made history because she is the first plus-size winner in the history of the show.

Thompson had this to say about being a plus-size winner:

People always say you have to be stick-skinny, emaciated and unhealthy and I’ve kind of stood up for being full-figured my whole life. I’m not going to lose 50 pounds – if someone asks me to do that, I’ll go to another modeling agency.

Thompson will hit the TV circuit with planned visits to Live with Regis & Kelly and The Early Show in the near future. In addition to her six page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine, she will receive a modeling contract from Elite Modeling.

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