Fifty Shades of Grey is the 2015 film where literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey who seems to have everything he wants, except true love.

Handkerchief please.

It’s the classic romantic fairy tale that most of us grew up with where boy meets girl, boy ties up girl, boy whips girl and hopes that she likes it.

She doesn’t.

It just goes to show that the old expression that you can get anything you want in life, but not everything you want, still holds true.

Until you meet super star model Whitney Thompson. article, photo article, photo

No one’s life is perfect but Whitney’s sure seems to come close.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, they are co-owners of a thriving delicious upscale restaurant, she has a vibrant modeling career where she’s constantly in demand and unlike most of her catwalk sorority sisters who have to practically starve themselves to death, Whitney fits a niche where in balance, she gets to eat whatever her heart desires. article, photo article, photo

Let’s face it, there are some people who have figured out this whole life journey thing.

What is her secret?

Her life story provides some clues. Like a detective’s novel where the sleuth secures the answer to her burning question sought, once done, maybe we can find insights into Whitney’s golden touch.

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.…..Tommy Hilfiger

At her Instagram Whitney provides us with the basics.

She’s the owner of Whitney Lee’s farm-to-table restaurant, Winner of America’s Next Top Model-Cycle 10, International Plus Model, NEDA ambassador.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is an American non-profit organization devoted to preventing eating disorders, providing treatment referrals, and increasing the education and understanding of eating disorders, weight, and body image.

According to the informative site Whitney worked locally in northern Florida and appeared on the cover of Jacksonville Magazine three times. article, photo article, photo

Besides modeling, Whitney worked at Chets Creek Elementary School in the before-and-after-school day care programs and she attended Duncan University, Fletcher High School and the University of North Florida, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Understandably a gorgeous woman who has it all has her legion of supporters, fans and most important, influential clients.

The praises for her are many. article, photo article, photo

The highly viewed entertainment site smiles, “We loved her then and we love her even more now as the new face of Panache’s lingerie line. The 26-year-old model poses for the retro style photo shoot, wearing a bright purple bra and bikini underwear in a pink ’50s style diner.”

The top news and information source agrees. “America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson is back in the spotlight! The plus-size stunner is shilling sexy lingerie for Britain’s Panache Lingerie’s new Sculptresse line, a fun, flattering collection offered in cup sizes ranging from D to J and band sizes ranging from 36 to 46. Thompson, the first plus-size ANTM winner, is a natural choice to represent a full-figured, fashion forward customer.”

Femcompetitor Magazine had a chance to view her restaurant’s website and we are still hungry.

The food looks sooooooooooo good. Lots of variety and very creative. article, photo article, photo

They would like to take you inside.

“Whitney Lee’s is an upscale farm-to-table restaurant in Springfield, TN. We strive to bring our patrons the freshest ingredients possible. At Whitney Lee’s, we believe that sourcing locally supports the community and produces a fresher product. We carry a wide selection of high-gravity beers, organic wines, and local liquors. Chef Forrester changes the menu every two weeks to keep up with what is freshest. Whitney Lee’s is open six days a week (closed on Wednesday’s), serving brunch, lunch, and dinner! We use only the highest quality ingredients to fill your belly and warm your heart!” article, photo article, photo

So for many of us vaguely familiar with the term Farm to Table Restaurant, we reviewed many definitions but the one found at seems to explain it in easy to understand terms.

They educate, “”Farm-to-table” is a phrase that can mean different things to different people. At its heart, however, “farm-to-table” means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm, without going through a store, market, or distributor along the way.

In its purest, most honest form, “farm-to-table” means the table is actually at the farm and cooks or chefs prepare and serve the food at the farm (even in the field), as in Outstanding In the Field events.”

Makes sense.

It also makes sense that the sexy girl who has it all would receive great reviews on running a restaurant that she is passionate about. Here are a couple of objective reviews at article, photo article, photo

One full and happy customer exclaimed, “Oh my gosh!  This place is AMAZING!  Literally from the moment you walk in you fall in love.  It’s quaint and wonderful!  We went to their date night (Tuesday nights) and it literally was some incredible food.  Our waiter Kevin, just made it perfect.  Whitney came out and talked to us and was just as sweet as pie.  The food was outrageously fresh and flavored amazingly.  I’m not from Nashville but I seriously can’t wait to come back to go again!  TEN stars!”

Here are the words of another happy consumer, “Awesome food. I love the Devils on Horseback. We have eaten at many fine dining restaurants in Nashville and New York. This is definitely a great restaurant and the best Springfield has to offer. It is priced well for the quality, service, and atmosphere.”

The city site shares, “Springfield is a beautiful and historic community located in scenic Robertson County, one of Tennessee’s leading counties in agricultural production. Robertson County was named in honor of General James Robertson, the founder of the Cumberland Settlements.” article, photo article, photo

Springfield is an ideal region to grow sumptuous produce. It’s well known for having the soil and climate well suited for the cultivation of dark-fired tobacco and farm produce.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.….Harriet Tubman

Whitney Thompson seems to be a person who takes her time, thinks things through, processes information with her head but listens to her heart and makes good decisions.

The sleuth’s question is answered.

In the above mentioned film, supremely wealthy with an abundance of power and control, ultimately Mr. Grey did not get what he desired most.

It’s comforting to know that when we research and read about the sensuous model Whitney Thompson who seems to possess a glamorous life as well as one down to earth; having everything in life is still possible. article, photo article, photo

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Sources:, Wikipedia,, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.