Whitney Cunningham was a contestant on cycle 8 of ANTM in 2007. She placed seventh overall.
Whitney won the laser beam posing challenge in episode four.
Whitney graduated from Dartmouth College in June 2007.
She moved to New York City, where she joined the CESD Talent Agency. She had a spread in Plus Model Magazine and has appeared in advertisements for Ashley Stewart. She also started her own motivational speaking tour entitled "Embrace Yourself". 
She is now working as a senior community relations professional at Florida Power & Light Company.
- Whitney and Diana are the first plus-size models to be on the same cycle. They are also the only plus-size girls to be in the bottom two together.
- She is the first plus-size girl to have a third bottom two appearance.
- "Jael always prevails in any situation. She can cuss you out, up and down the street!"
|Cycle 8 Contestants|
Brittany Hatch • Cassandra Watson • Diana Zalewski • Dionne Walters • Felicia Provost • Jael Strauss • Jaslene Gonzalez • Kathleen DuJour • Natasha Galkina • Renee DeWitt • Samantha Francis • Sarah VonderHaar • Whitney Cunningham