Size 22 Supermodel Tess Holliday Debuts Most Jaw-Dropping Shoot Yet (PHOTOS)

tess hollidayTo be a supermodel, you have to look like Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, right? A Victoria's Secret model, a Swimsuit Illustrated cover girl. That long-held belief could soon be squashed thanks to "+size model" Tess Holliday, who was signed to London-based MiLK modeling agency in January, not long after creating the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards to celebrate ALL body types.

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Tess, who at 5'4" and 250 pounds is a size 22, is the first fuller-figured model to land a deal like this, making her every bit the "supermodel." What's more, the images she recently posted to her Instagram account, taken by Catherine Harbour and serving as her first for the agency, show she has all of the confidence, charisma, and glamour it takes for the job. Check 'em out.

Beautiful ... and definitely a change of pace for the model, who tends to be all about the bright colors -- in her clothes, makeup, hair, etc. The "dressed down" look makes it even easier to see how strong, powerful, and alluring she is as a model. Love that she got out of her "comfort zone" for this shoot.

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What's more, Tess's rising star is sure to support her incredible, important message, which she sums up as:

There is no one way to be a woman, or to be beautiful. We all deserve a place.

Cheers to that. And to Tess! Something tells me this is just the beginning of a super-successful career for her.

How do you feel about Tess's message of body diversity?

 

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