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Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020, 6:16 pm


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We usually have a general impression that modeling isn’t for everyone, which is somehow a fact. One needs to maintain strict body standards to explore opportunities in the field of modeling. As common audience, we too expect to see good looking people, or people in good shape as models. However, there are few people who love challenging these beauty standards! Meet Tess Holliday, the 30 year old plus size model, who broke the so called beauty standards and went on to become an amazing model.
1.Ryann Maegen Hoven

Tess Holliday was born on 5th of July, 1985 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. She was born as Ryann Maegen Hoven. Tess Holliday isn't her real name. During her teen years, she changed her name to Tess Munster as she thought it would be better going with a new name, as she was trying her luck to become a model. Now, she became Tess Holliday after this plus size model engaged to an Australian businessman and photographer Nick Holliday.


Ryann Maegen Hoven-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards




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2.Her Childhood Wasn't All that Great

Tess Holliday had a terrible childhood. Her mother was shot twice in her head by her fiancée for unknown reasons. This made Tess's mother go paralyzed for rest of her life. After this tragic incident, Tess Holiday was moved to her grandmother's house where she continued her education.


Her Childhood Wasn't All that Great-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



3.She Was a Victim of Bullying

As said earlier, Tess had a very bad childhood. She was the victim of bullying. In school, and other places she was badly bullied because of overweight and pale skin. She was said to have been bullied even by her father. She left her school when she was seventeen after she got her GED.


She Was a Victim of Bullying-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards





4.She Attended Her First Audition When She Was Fifteen

Tess Holliday grew strong interest in modeling and fashion world when she was a teen. She attended a plus size model audition when she was a fifteen year old. She was told she is too short and too heavy to become a model. Tess Holiday was 5 feet 4 inches tall when she was 15.


She Attended Her First Audition When She Was Fifteen-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



5.Life as a Makeup Artist

She left her hometown soon after she received her GED, moved to Seattle where she worked as a makeup artist and hairstylist for about two years. During this period, she gained good industry experience, and went onto become fashion shows director.


Life as a Makeup Artist-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards





6.She Had Her First Baby When She Was Twenty

When she was twenty years old, she gave birth to her son Riley. She moved back to Mississippi because of her pregnancy. She used to work in Walmart during this period. There isn't much information about Riley's father, as Tess is no longer in touch with the boy's father.


She Had Her First Baby When She Was Twenty-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



7.She Was Back to Seattle Because of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina brought back her to Seattle again. She continued her interest in fashion and make up, as she started to work again as a makeup artist there. This is the period where she mastered the art of makeup and hair styling.


She Was Back to Seattle Because of Hurricane Katrina-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards




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8.She Moved to Los Angeles Soon After

In 2007 – 2008, she left Seattle and moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, she used to work at a dental office for a salary of $15 per hour.  This move by her really helped in her many ways, which ultimately gave her the model status she always dreamt for.


She Moved to Los Angeles Soon After-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



9.Her First Ever Big Modeling Opportunity

In 2001, Tess Holliday participated in a plus size model audition conducted by popular plus size retailer TORRID. She was selected to be TORRID's model, which is her first break in modeling career. She appeared in TORRID's promotional and advertising material.


Her First Ever Big Modeling Opportunity-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



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10.She Made a Big Break with Popular American Documentary HEAVY

Popular American documentary show HEAVY selected Tess Holliday to feature on its advertising and promotional material like billboards. Millions of Americans watched these adverts, which brought Tess a nationwide recognition. This was a big break in her modeling career from where she never looked back!


She Made a Big Break with Popular American Documentary HEAVY-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



11.She Did a Naked Photoshoot in 2012

Tess Holliday showed off her beauty to this world when she did a naked photoshoot back in 2012. This is something most plus sizes don't think even in their dreams. She says she loves her body so much, especially her butts!


She Did a Naked Photoshoot in 2012-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards





12.She Signed an Agreement with Milk Modeling Agency

UK's Milk Modeling Agency is one of the biggest and world's popular modeling agencies. She signed an agreement with them, which made her the biggest ever plus size model to sign an agreement with Milk.


She Signed an Agreement with Milk Modeling Agency-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



13.She is One of World's Top 6 Plus Size Model

Vogue-Italia named her as one of the world's best plus size model. According to Vogue-Italia, she is among the top six plus size models in the world.


She is One of World's Top 6 Plus Size Model-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



14.Personal and Dating Life

Tess Holiday has a son named Riley, whose biological father left her when she was twenty years old. She later dated Nick Holliday, an Australian businessman, artist, and photographer. The couple got engaged last year.


Personal and Dating Life-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



15.She Calls Herself a Body Positive Activist

Tess Holliday calls herself a body positive activist. She believes everybody in this world deserve a chance everywhere irrespective of their looks or body shapes. She started an instagram campaign #effyourbodystandards. Over million people like her social media pages. 


She Calls Herself a Body Positive Activist-Plus Size Woman Becomes An Amazing Model To Challenge Beauty Standards



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