Tess Holliday (real name Tess Munster), is first model of her size to sign a major modeling contract…. And what size is Tess Holliday? Tess Holliday is 5-feet-5 and size 22, and is the largest model in the (Curves) division of MiLk Model Management. However, Tess is no doubt new to the spotlight… this Instagram sensation has over 475,000 followers, which is how she was discovered by Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLk Model Management. What started out as Tess sharing her beauty routines and allowing others to look inside her life, turned into a social platform for Tess to not only empower herself…but to empower others by launching her own body positive image campaign called #effyourbeautystandards.
While using a positive mantra, Tess used this hashtag with photographs of herself promoting her beautiful curves. Tess was always told she was not the right height or right weight to become a model…And I think Tess has just proven all those people wrong. Tess Holiday has definitely become an inspiration for women of all sizes, and is another living example that there is nothing you can’t achieve in life… if you want it bad enough.