Model Tess Holliday posted a photo on Instagram that revealed the struggle she's enduring using a different form of birth control, one that's negatively affecting her skin.
“People assume I don't work out because I don't feel the need to post it all over the gram. ... it's no one's business what I do with my body."
Plus-size model Tess Holliday's social media presence ran the gamut this week, from promoting a new book to celebrating her children to supporting good causes.
Holliday wore a sheer orange top over a black bra, pants to match, and strappy sandals. Holliday, 31, loves to show her fans and followers how to embrace their bodies no matter what their size or shape.
The Instagram post teaches viewers a thing or two about body positivity and what she thinks about anyone's rules of feminism.
Tess Holliday isn’t afraid to take on Victoria’s Secret. “I don’t think they cared,” Holliday tells host Nick Axelrod in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself. Holliday continues, “They are perpetuating the image of what’s wrong with America and with society, in general, that you have to look a certain way — like a Victoria’s Secret Angel — to feel beautiful and be sexy.” But, according to this trailblazer and her 1 million Instagram fans and followers of her now-famous #effyourbeautystandards social-media movement, you can be sexy at any size.
“Things that jiggle are OK!” — Ashley Graham Bodies may look toned and smooth in ads, but human bodies move, and that’s got to be OK, Graham said atForbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit this year. “There is no right or wrong size if you’re healthy and fit.” — Marquita Pring At the end of the day, developing healthy habits is more importance than being a specific weight, and one isn’t indicative of the other, as Pring told Fashionista in 2011. “I’m proud of my stretch marks.” — Denise Bidot In an interview with PopSugar in August, Bidot reminded us that embracing your body for what it is rather than fighting it can be the positive change in attitude we need to see ourselves differently. “Yeah, I’m fat — but I’m also all the good things that I am.” — Tess Holliday (Source: Mic/Facebook) As Holliday told Parade in 2014, our physical forms aren’t the only thing we’ve got going for us — and we shouldn’t lose sight of the countless other things that make us, us.
Tess Holliday posed naked and posted the image to her Instagram. Photo: @TessHolliday/Instagram The woman behind #effyourbeautystandards has just given the middle finger to her haters yet again. Tess Holliday, the first size 22 model to be signed to an agency, posed naked and posted the image to Instagram. “My relationship with my body is a journey, not a destination.
"When I’m buying a swimsuit the thing that is most important to me is how I feel in it, if I feel good," Tess Holliday said on the set of her shoot for new plus-size swimwear collection Sea by Monif C. “It’s great to buy something that may look cute but I want to buy something that makes me feel sexy and I want to feel confident when I’m going out and I want people to stare so you know I want good support, I want fun prints.” The line, which was started by Monif Clarke, a size 16 herself, does exactly that. Clarke started her line 10 years ago because as a 20-something she couldn’t find clothes, let alone bathing suits, that weren’t shapeless sacks in blacks, grays, or browns. Although armed with a degree in math and computer science, she ditched STEM for sartorial when she realized that if she needed to custom make her clothes just to have something cute in her closet, then there must be others, more specifically customers, out there aching for similar styles.
Photo: instagram.com/tessholliday Tess Holliday is 5’5”, weighs 260 pounds, and wears a size 22. Holliday, whose real name is Tess Munster, recently landed a contract with MiLk Model Management, making her the first model of her size and height to be brought onto a major agency. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division,” Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of the U.K-based agency, told the Daily News.