19. WHITNEY THOMPSONFeatured in: Cycle 10
Thompson was a pretty big success, not only for the show, but for plus-sized ladies all over America. As the first plus-sized model to win the competition, Thompson was named one of Lifestyle MSN's "Most Influential People" in 2009 and also shot a CoverGirl commercial with Rihanna. These days, she's an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association.