“When you look at this group, they all support each other very well because they understand the challenges they face as tall black women,” says Angelica Nwandu, CEO and Founder of The Shade Room, the Instagram media company. black people behind the show. “And I’m so happy that we showed different body types: we showed size 20 women; women who did not have an hourglass, size small; women who have hips like mine.
As conversations erupted online regarding ANTMthe controversial past of, Nwandu thinks there has never been a better time for a show like Thick house to propel the body positivity movement to the next level. And as a plus-size woman herself who felt inspired by Toccara’s presence in the third cycle of ANTM, Nwandu knew that bringing back the curvy legend to host the series was also crucial. (Plus, spoiler alert: Toccara is just as fabulous as the day she walked up to Tyra Banks herself and said, “I’m tall, black, beautiful, and love it.”)
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Thick house will premiere on Sunday, May 16 via Facebook Watch.