Top Model Winner Whitney Thompson Launched a Dating Site

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Whitney Thompson. Photo: Eugene Mim/PatrickMcMullan.com

Whitney Thompson, winner of America's Next Top Model's tenth cycle, launched a dating site. As the show's sole plus-size winner, Thompson's venture, The Big and the Beautiful, is for (Tyra-speak alert) "fiercely real" women and their admirers. The site came about, explains Thompson, because her previous e-dating ventures proved unsuccessful. Would-be suitors would either deem her too curvy or too petite, depending on her inclusion, or omission, of the "plus-size" descriptor in her profile. Presumably, however, size-related preferences will still prove an issue on a BBW-centric site. Whitney says that The Big and the Beautiful's members can denote whether they're looking for a relationship or just to hookup — because "curvy girls like sex, too."