Whitney Thompson, Plus-Size America's Next Top Model Winner, Is Engaged to Boyfriend Ian Forrester

Celebrity News Nov. 11, 2013 AT 1:10PM
Whitney Thompson launches Beauty In Curves & SLiNK boutique Whitney Thompson, the plus-size winner of America's Next Top Model in Cycle 10, announces her engagement. Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage.com

Five years ago Tyra Banks handed Whitney Thompson her photo and declared that she was the Cycle 10 winner of America's Next top Model. It was a milestone achievement for Thompson and the show, as the blond 26-year-old was the first and so far the plus-size winner. 

But now Thompson has another reason to celebrate. Her Twitter feed is filled with wedding plans and venues just days after getting engaged to boyfriend Ian Forrester

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The Florida native was enjoying a vacation with her boyfriend in London and Ireland, touring Dublin's famous Guinness Factory on Nov. 8, and on Nov. 9, she retweeted her cousin Hannah Wilcox, who wrote, "So, so, so happy for @WhitneyANTM and @IanForrestrArt. Congratulations!!!! #engaged." 

Since then, Thompson's feed has been filled with wedding plans, from the invitations to the dress. Pinterest seems to be her new best friend as she plans for the big day. The groundbreaking model seems pretty confident about some of her wedding decisions, declaring she wants her bridesmaids in black, flowing gowns with her future husband's tartan as a sash. 

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And though she's spent the last few years in front of a camera, the bride-to-be doesn't seem interested in engagement shots, considering she's still a working model.

"Do we have to do an engagement photo shoot?" she tweeted. "I feel like I have enough pictures of myself."

And as for a venue, Thompson thinks a Scottish castle will do just fine, thank you very much. 

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"I am drowning in #castles. #Love this one! How to choose??! #wedding #Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness," she tweeted

As far as the coveted dress goes, Thompson seems interested in a more conservative, lacey style, a la Kate Middleton's famed Alexander McQueen gown, tweeting several similar looks. 

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