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Curvy Girl Becomes America's Next Top Model 

Whitney Thompson wants women to feel good about themselves

The judges of America's Next Top Model chose Whitney Thompson as the winner of the latest season.

The decision surprised many, as Whitney is the first plus sized girl who made it to the final three - let alone won the fierce competition.

"There's definitely times I've looked in the mirror and looked at other girls and thought, I wasn't like them," said the the 20-year-old from Florida.

"I want other women in America to feel good about themselvesIt's amazing to be America's Next Top Model. This is exactly what I want. This is what I've always wanted!"

Winning America's Next Top Model means Whitney will be on the cover of Seventeen magazine and gets a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics represented by Elite Model Management.

Both runner ups Anya Kop and Fatima Siad were given encouragement from judges Tyra Banks and Paulina Porizkova - but they revealed it was Whitney's personality and her classic look that made her the winner!