Friday, May 16, 2008

"Full-Figured" Competitor Wins "ANTM"

Whitney, a student from Atlantic Beach, Florida, beat the competition to become the first full-figured winner of The CW’s hit reality series “America’s Next Top Model.” Fatima, a student from Boston, was the second runner up; Anya, a retail sales associate from Honolulu, was the first runner up.

The tenth cycle of the hit reality series “America’s Next Top Model” on The CW follows fourteen young women as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress world of modeling. “America’s Next Top Model” airs Wednesdays, (8-9 p.m., ET/PT) on The CW. For more information, log on to

The winner of The CW's “America’s Next Top Model” will be managed by Elite Model Management. She also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner will appear on the cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

“America’s Next Top Model” is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment, in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok (“Making the Band”) and Daniel Soiseth (“Hell’s Kitchen”).

(BeansTalk note: We know the intention of calling her the "first full-figure model" is to say that she is plus-sized which, we're sorry, but is crazy. Seriously. This girl is gorgeous, not big in any stretch of the imagination. We checked out her pics and while she's certainly photogenic, most of her pics were pretty expressionless. But then, we've never been able to figure out how they ultimately choose their winners; we just think of our fave, Elyse Sewell and how she's the most successful of the ANTM and she came in a ridiculous third.)