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ANTM winner Whitney feels some growing pains

Tbdwhitneythompson052208 For those of you who watch America's Next Top Model, you've no doubt heard rumors that this last cycle's winner, Atlantic Beach's Whitney Thompson, was asked to put on weight so she could compete as a plus-sized contestant. That's just madness, People says.

“(We) never asked Whitney to gain weight in order to appear on ANTM,” a CW network rep said. But even without pics showing her in what oh-so-intelligent bloggers call a size 4 bikini -- Whitney denies it, saying the pics are of her in the 10th grade, as a size 6 -- she's still a bit under-sized for full-figure work at a size 10.

"In our society she’s normal,” says plus-sized superstar Emme (nee Melissa Aronson), calling the label for Thompson "ridiculous." Well, not everyone can be a 16 and a big-name model now, can they?

But Whitney is taking the controversy in stride, saying, “I’ve gotten so many emails saying, ‘I admire your confidence.' That’s the best reward.” That and the $100k from the show.

[Photo: CW]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:45am]

    

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