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Whitney Thompson

Whitney Thompson is an American plus-size model. Whitney Thompson is the winner of the tenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model.

Early Life and Childhood

Whitney Thompson was born on September 26, 1987, in Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States, and her age is 36 years old as of the year 2022. Her current full name is Whitney Lee Thompson Forrester.

Talking about Whitney’s parents, her father’s name is David Thompson and her mother’s name is Jeanine Thompson. But her parent’s professions are unknown. Similarly, Whitney’s sibling’s information is also not available on the internet.

Whitney Thompson is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Roman Catholic religion, and her zodiac sign is Libra.

Whitney Thompson – Education

Talking about Whitney Thompson’s formal education,  She has completed her high school at Duncan U. Fletcher High School. Later she joined the University of North Florida and completed her graduation.

Whitney Thompson – Career and Professional Life

Whitney won America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 against 13 other contestants. He was one of the finalists chosen to enter the Top Model house. Except for Tyra Banks, almost every judge criticized Thompson’s performances and personality as “too pageant” and “fake,” citing a CoverGirl commercial.

Thompson received her first call-out during the music-themed photo shoot, and she won one CoverGirl of the Week title in cycle 10’s final photo shoot challenge. Whitney finished in the bottom two four times, making her the winner with the most bottom two appearances. Thompson triumphed in the finale against Anya Kop, becoming the first plus-size model to win the show.

A contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics and a contract with Elite Model Management was part of the prize package. She also graced the cover and a six-page editorial spread in Seventeen magazine’s July 2008 issue. Thompson’s CoverGirl contract includes a national television commercial in the United States, print advertising, and a Times Square billboard.

Thompson has appeared on the covers of Jacksonville Magazine in August 2005, October 2005, March 2006, and August 2008, as well as Plus Model Magazine in January 2010, Animal Fair Magazine, and Supermodels Unlimited in September/October 2008.

Similarly, she has also modeled for Metrostyle, JC Penney, People Magazine, Diana Warner Jewelry, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, Converse One Star, Fashion Bug, and a Pure Energy/Target campaign in Fall 2010, and the face of Panache lingerie in Winter 2014.

Thompson modeled for Forever 21’s Faith 21 line in December 2009/January 2010.

Whitney Thompson

Caption: Whitney on a fashion show. Source: Crossings Circle

Whitney Thompson – Brand Endorsements

Whitney is an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and a spokesperson for Fashion Bug’s Right Fit brand. Her win in America’s Next Top Model resulted in contracts with Elite Model Management and CoverGirl. Therefore, Whitney appeared with singer Rihanna in a CoverGirl Cosmetics commercial.

Similarly, Whitney has endorsed several brands such as JC Penney, Forever 21, Converse, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Diana Warner Jewelry, Torrid, Fashion Bug, etc.

Awards and Nomination

Whitney Thompson has won the tenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Similarly, she was also nominated for Teen Choice Award in 2008 for Choice TV Female Reality/Variety Star America’s Next Top Model (2003).

Net Worth 2024

Whitney Thompson has an estimated net worth of approximately around $25 million. Most of her income is collected from her modeling career. Along with that, she has also earned photoshoots and endorsements.

Relationship Status

Whitney and Ian Forrester started dating in 2012 and after 1 year they were engaged on 8th Nov 2013. Later, Whitney married Ian Forrester in 2014 in Scotland, United Kingdom. They have a son together and his name is Winston Forrester.

Whitney Thompson

Caption: Whitney with her husband. Source: Smokey Barn News


She rumor is heard that Whitney did not try out for the top model but was approached on a plane by someone from the show. Other than that Whitney hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper her career.

Body Measurements

She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 85 kilograms. Additionally, Whitney has a waist size of 31 and a hip size of 42 with an hourglass body type.

Similarly, Whitney has beautiful green eyes and her hair is brunette whereas her dress size is US 16 but her shoe size is not available.

Social Media

Whitney is highly popular on social media, and her fans appreciate the positive influence she exerts on them. She actively engages on Instagram, sharing snapshots of her latest photoshoots with her child.

With 42.8k followers on Instagram, her account @whitneyantm is well-received. On Twitter, her handle @WhitneyANTM is followed by 21.8k users. Her Facebook account, named Whitney, boasts 2.3 million followers. Whitney maintains an active online presence across these platforms.