'America's Next Top Model' 10 Winner Whitney Thompson Bares it for Charity


Proving that models don't just have the looks but the personality as well, Whitney Thompson continues her altruistic endeavors by encouraging fans to help out. The winner of America's Next Top Model, best known for being the first plus-sized contestant to emerge victorious on the show, has decided to appear in "Broadway Bares" to support the fight against AIDS.


Whitney Thompson has already been voted by MSN as one of the most influential women of 2008, and it looks like she's hoping to make this year's list too. On the 21st of June, the America's Next Top Model celebrity will be joining the fundraiser "Strip-a-thon" with other stars for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


On her donation page, it reads: "Your Donation to my Strip-A-Thon Page is allowing BC/EFA to provide support to The AIDS INITIATIVE; The Phyllis Newman WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVE; The Al Hirschfeld FREE HEALTH CLINIC and much more at The Actors Fund - an employee assistance program for the entire entertainment industry."


Through the organization, Whitney Thompson is also helping in giving grants to over 500 AIDS and family service associations all over the country. This includes "supporting food banks, health clinics and housing programs," and works with the charity God's Love We Deliver.


The America's Next Top Model Cycle 10 winner is persuading everyone, those who may or may not have been directly affected by HIV or cancer, to send their donations to support the cause. In addition to raising money for research in the battle against the said diseases, the organization also helps the relatives of the victims. Some of these methods mentioned on the site are "[p]roviding rides to and from Doctor appointments, helping with medication needs, food and clothing for the families."


Whitney Thompson has always displayed her drive to make a difference in the world, ever since she appeared on America's Next Top Model. She took on the job of spokesperson for Smile-Stylist and Right Fit, and now she's slowly achieving her role-model status. If you want to take part in the charity, visit Whitney's Broadway Cares page here.


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