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Size 22 Tess Holliday scores modeling contract

The 5’5” Tess has become the world’s largest professional plus-size model to sign a modeling contract and appear in the fashion magazine ‘Vogue.’  The twenty-nine year old grew up in Mississippi where she would endure years of bullying due to her weight.  And even after being told by an agent that she was too short and too fat to be a model Tess would not give up.

Tess, however, would not be deterred.  She would take to social media, most notably Instagram, posting pictures of herself in bathing suits and underwear accompanied with the ‘#effyourbeautystandards.’  Positive comments and support would come pouring in and soon the number of followers she had would grow to amazing numbers.  Her actions would become a source of inspiration to thousands of plus size females encouraging them to be proud of their bodies and letting them know that they too and sexy.

This would catch the attention of Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLk Model Management.  This past Thursday the MiLk announced the contract in a blog-post and via Instagram, the very vehicle that propelled Tess to this point.  The young lady now looks to the pages of the fasion periodical ‘Vogue’ where we hope to see more plus-size self confidence that makes Tess so special.

Congratulations Tess! You should be proud and please continue to set such a fine example.


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4 Comments

  1. hi, I my self was bullied in school growing up in middle school was not very fun at all, from my glasses to my hair to my weight ( not cool ) I have always been interested in molding since I could remember, I have always been beautiful but thick !!
    I did loose some baby fat hitting puberty but still was around 7/8 – 9/10 depending on the clothes, then had a baby young so didn’t stay that way much to long, lol. I think this would be an awesome opportunity for me and would love to finally get MY chance!! I appreciate what you have accomplished and thank you for taking a stand for us, I also have a younger daughter who is beautifully healthy who is 8 yrs old now getting picked on in school due to her weight and it hurts very much you know, I’ll show her your story so she can know ( NO MATTER WHAT ) other people say or who they are you don’t stop at what your dreams are, has long as you BELIEVE any thing in this world is possible, so I can not thank you enough …..

    Thank You,
    Mrs. Toni O.

  2. HELLO…. I ADMIRE TESS HOLIDAY SO MUCH… AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM TO MODEL PLUS SIZE CLOTHE, AND MY DREAM BECAME EVEN STRONGER WHEN I SAW TESS HOLIDAY IN THE INTERNET FOR THE FIRST TIME.. I WAS NO LONGER EMBARRASSED ABOUT MY BODY AND I AM READY TO FLAUNT IT AND HOPEFULLY BECOME A PLUS SIZE MODEL…I HOPE OMEONE OUT THERE SEE THIS AND WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE ME A PUSH AND GIVE ME A CHANCE THANKS…

  3. I have always wanted to do modeling all my life but thought it could never happen with me,so now I’m hoping you guys give me a chance now thanks.

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