Fatima Siad: Whitney Thompson Not Worthy of America's Next Top Model Title
Fatima Siad doesn't think Whitney Thompson deserved to win the tenth cycle of America's Next Top Model. And she's not shy about saying so.
"When [Claire Unabia] and [Lauren Utter] and [Katarzyna Dolinska] got kicked off, I was just like this whole thing is a joke," Siad told reporters during a conference call yesterday.Â "They look like models.Â If this supposed to be a modeling competition, one of them should have won or [Anya Kop] should have won.Â But it goes to show you that it might be about politics."
Would you consider Whitney Thompson to be a plus-sized model?
Siad reached that conclusion because Thompson is considered the first-ever full-figured woman to win the show's crown,
"Whitney took great pictures and she definitely knows how to conduct herself - she's very outspoken and she speaks really well," said Siad. "I think that's why she won over Anya, otherwise I wanted Anya to win.Â Anya has that high-fashion look and she really knows how to model.Â But she lacks the confidence and speech skills that Whitney has."
"I feel like she doesn't look like a plus-size model, and therefore it's sending the wrong message because there are women who are actually full-figured and they see her and say, 'Wow, if she's a plus-size model than what am I?'" Siad said.
"But honestly I think it's about time if that's what it takes to change the face of fashion, than that's a tiny step.Â Hopefully, we will have another woman who represents a larger portion of American plus-size models."