Born on September 26, 1987 in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Whitney Thompson is an American fashion model probably best known for winning the tenth cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” becoming the first plus-size model to win. Read More She described herself on Twitter in 2013 as “Winner of America’s Next Top Model, Philanthropist, CEO Super Model Inc., Wilhelmina Model, Master Baker, Southern Belle.” While her hair color may change, she is a natural brunette.Before gaining recognition, Whitney Thompson grew up in northern Florida, and worked at Chets Creek Elementary School in the before-and-after-school day care programs.Panache’s new line is beautiful, but its immediate success may have a lot to do with the times.This year has brought the spread of several plus-size undergarment brands, which don't appear to be losing momentum.There’s a long way to go before high-end brands start making anything bigger than a 12, or before musicians like Beth Ditto are as famous as Lady Gaga.But as with any movement, it’s all about the baby steps, and luckily, the advancements in plus-size lingerie may count towards the effort.The couple starred in the spin-off My Fair Brady from 2005 to 2008, but ultimately divorced in 2012.
Through his series, How to Look Good Naked, he reached out to plus-size women everywhere, proving that the key to looking good is feeling good.
Adrianne was just 20 years old when she took home the Top Model title in 2003, scoring a Wilhelmina Models contract and a Revlon endorsement deal.
She went on to star on VH1's The Surreal Life in 2005, where she met her future ex-husband, The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight.
Plus-size fashion blogging is at an all-time high (just check out fatkinis and fat-cropping).
And, on Valentine’s Day this year, Gabi Gregg of Gabifresh, one of the most influential plus-bloggers, collaborated with Hips&Curves, a brand that's been around since 2000.