Whitney Thompson was a contestant and the winner of Cycle 10 of ANTM.
Before her appearance on the show, Whitney worked locally in northern Florida and appeared on the cover of Jacksonville Magazine three times. Besides modeling, Whitney worked at Chets Creek Elementary School in the before-and-after-school day care programs and she attended Duncan University, Fletcher High School and the University of North Florida, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.
Whitney competed against thirteen other contestants to win Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. Some of the judges criticized her performances and personality as being ‘too pageant’ and ‘fake’. Thompson received a first call-out during the music-themed photo shoot, and won one ‘CoverGirl of the Week’ title, from the final photo shoot challenge of Cycle 10. She landed in the ‘bottom two’ a total of four times.
Although she is naturally a brunette, Thompson received blonde hair extensions for her makeover on the show. After the show, she changed her hair color to dark blonde.
As part of the ANTM prize package awarded to her, Thompson received a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a contract from Elite Model Management. She also received the cover and six-page editorial spread in the July 2008 issue of Seventeen. Thompson’s CoverGirl contract includes a U.S. national TV commercial, print advertising, and a billboard in Times Square.
Whitney appeared on the June 2008 issue of In Touch Weekly, an ad with Metrostyle, the cover of Jacksonville Magazine (August 2005 and 2008), Seventeen Magazine (July 2008), Silhouette Catalog, Fashion Bug, Smile Stylist, Supermodels Unlimited (September/October 2008), Yahoo Style and Diana Warner Jewelry She has also been featured on Tyra Banks’ magazine, and tyrabanks.com.
She did presentations for JCPenney and Saks Fifth Avenue at New York Fashion Week 2008 and also walked for House of Dereon on the Tyra Banks Show, as well as Little in the Middle, Fashion Forward and the Third Annual Elle Boutique and Diana Warner Fashion Show.
Thompson has been featured in interviews with People magazine, Live with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, E! News, and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and has appeared in two episodes of Cycle 11 including the finale. She’s also appeared in MTV’s Made.
She is currently a spokesperson for Smile-Stylist and Right Fit. Whitney has also recently been voted by MSN as one of the most influential women of 2008. Whitney has also been featured in their “The Year in Beauty” article. In addition, she has also taken part in the Broadway Bares event to fight AIDS.
Whitney is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models in New York. She was previously with Elite Model Management.