Gorgeous 29 yo Tess Holliday (Tess Munster) is now the first plus size model of her size (size 22) and height (5'5) ever to sign a major modeling contract !
We are so proud and inspired by what she says is a dream come true !
She indead has been signed by the prominent UK modeling agency Milk Model Management.
"SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger," MiLK Management announced on Twitter on January 22d 2015.
She had been told countless of times that she was too short and too fat to be a model. But she never gave up and kept trying. We admire her courage and hardheadedness !
She is an activist for body acceptance and positivity: she created the now famous hashtag #effyourbeautystandards to encourage body positivity.
Her big break was in 2011, when A&E chose her as the face of their documentary series "Heavy", after discovering her online.
Since then she has modeled for many brands such as Domino Dollhouse or SWAK Designs.
And she also has been featured in Vogue Italia!
More than ever, she is a major role model for so many of us !
So what do you think about this news ?
I think it is really sad that she gets so many awful comments and negative reaction. I mean come on, this is ground-breaking, and brings so much hope in our hearts for the future of the fashion industry and hence hope for the body positive world our kids could grow up in..