Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Becomes Largest Model to Be Signed By Big Agency

When you look at gorgeous Tess Holliday—who used to go by the name Tess Munster—and think about the harsh, critical world of fashion and modeling, you can imagine she's heard the following remark a hundred times in casting: such a pretty face ... BUT (fill in the blank). The greatest thing about this 29-year-old is that she has never given a flip what anyone said and continued to show off her size 22 frame in lingerie and bathing suits and Mickey Mouse T-shirts, and glam gowns—imagine that, just like a girl who wears a size 2 (sarcasm)! The second greatest thing about Tess is that her perseverance, and, let's be honest, insane beauty, have led to her signing a ground breaking contract this week with a major modeling agency.


Tess has just been announced as the largest plus-size model to sign with a big company. She will represent MiLK Model Management's plus-size division.

Here's why this is awesome news. First of all, at just 5-feet-5 inches tall, Tess is a lot shorter than the average 5-foot-8 inch plus-size model. She's also quite a few sizes bigger—most plus-size models wear between a (ridiculously teeny and not-at-all plus size) 8 to 16. You could say she is probably one of few honest-to-goodness "plus-size" models, since so many we see are swept into that category simply because designers don't make samples that fit their womanly breasts and hips.

Another super-cool aspect to this story is that Holliday's new agent discovered her through her Instagram and couldn't deny the fact that she has more than 310,000 followers on the site and another 624,000 followers on Facebook. She is an inspirational role model to girls and women everywhere and already a star—now she'll earn the money she deserves as a legitimate working model.

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It wasn't easy selecting just one beautiful photo of Tess that oozes glamour and confidence, but this one jumped out at me—namely because the attitude she gives in her caption is off-the-rails phenomenal: "I hope this makes you realize that it's okay to be yourself, even if you happen to exist in a fat body. I'm sexy, confident & give no f**ks. Also, f**k anyone for saying otherwise:"

Congrats, lady!

What are your thoughts on Tess signing to a major modeling agency?


Images via tessholliday/Instagram

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