Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LOVE FOR PLUS: Spotlight on Tess Holliday

Name: Tess Holliday (Real name Munster)
Age: 29
Size: 22
Height: 5'5"
From: Mississipi, USA
Mission: "Beauty is not a number, it's a state of mind."

Tess is the first plus size woman to be signed to a modeling agency, MiLK MODEL MANAGEMENT, she is not your typical plus size standard model, she is a real girl and her body represents a group that for the longest time has been excluded from the fashion world. She had tried out for modeling gigs previously but was told she was too short and too big to model, she didn't give up and scored a few jobs with makeup brand Benefit Cosmetics and even participated in a David LaChapelle photoshoot. She was named one of the world's top plus size models by Refinery 29, Huffington Post, & Vogue Italia. Aside from being a model full time, she is a makeup artist, blogger & activist.

"Modeling really helped my confidence because
I started seeing myself in a different light.
I started seeing myself like, 'Wow, I'm actually pretty.'