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Tess Holliday - Model / Actor from USA

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Tess Holliday

Short biography of Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday birthday is on July 5, 1985. Her birth name is Ryann Maegen Hoven, known professionally as Tess Holliday and formerly known as Tess Munster. Her birth place is in United States. She was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi. Holliday was bullied from 5th grade on for her weight and pale skin. She left school at the age of 17 and earned her GED. She has said that she was supported and encouraged by her mother to become a model. She is an American plus-size model based in Los Angeles.

At the age of 15, she auditioned at a casting call for plus models in Atlanta, Georgia. She was told she would be lucky to do print advertisements or catalogue work because she was too short and big. She worked as a make-up artist, head make-up artist, hair stylist and creative director at fashion shows. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles and while working as a receptionist at a Los Angeles dental office she became a professional model. She responded to House of Dreams Model Search by Torrid and was accepted. A&E chose her to be the face of documentary television series Heavy and in 2011, she became the face of the television show. She was on an advert that ran nationwide and billboards across the country. In 2014, she quit her day job at the dental office and began her career in modeling career as a full time model. In May 2014, a video was uploaded on Vimeo called #everyBODYisflawless, which featured Holliday and models Gabi Gregg and Nadia Aboulhosn lip-synching and dancing to Beyoncés 2013 song Flawless.

She self-describes as a body positive activist and started her #effyourbeautystandards movement on Instagram in 2013. She was named by Vogue Italia as one of the top six plus-size models in the world and in the year 2015, Milk Model Management announced that they had signed Tess making her the largest plus size model to be signed to a mainstream modeling agency. She self-describes as a body positive activist and she embraces the word fat and advocates that people should be able to eat as much and whatever they want without suffering from social ostracism.

Model Tess Holliday body measurement:
Tess Holliday body measurement is 5 feet 5 inches tall in height.

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