After becoming the first plus-size girl to win
America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 10), Thompson was also named one of MSN Lifestyle’s Most Influential Women of 2008. She has since been an unofficial spokesperson for un-svelte girls around the country, telling
The New York Post of her figure, “
This is what people look like rather than skin and bones, which is disgusting and sends a bad message to people everywhere.” Thompson was also named the official face of Fashion Bug’s Right Fit, a denim line intended to look good on women of all shapes and sizes.