Tess Holliday's​ 'People' Cover Is Proof the Supermodel Is a Rising Star (PHOTO)

tess holliday people coverAnyone who doubted that Tess Holliday is destined to be a superstar and supermodel is about to eat crow, because the size 22 beauty is taking the world by storm.


After signing with a major modeling agency in January, she debuted her first agency photo shoot last week. And now ... she's on the cover of PEOPLE magazine!

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Talk about a rising star! Holliday told the weekly that her "phone still hasn't stopped ringing." Not only has she already nailed down major campaigns with Benefit Cosmetics and Torrid, but she has a jam-packed schedule in the coming weeks, flying to New York, Montreal, New York again, Seattle, New Orleans, and Vegas, which means she must have MANY exciting projects on the horizon.

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So much to love about that. After all, we're talking about a woman who faced extreme bullying while growing up in Mississippi ("I was getting shoved into lockers, I was being called names. I was getting death threats at my house. It was awful," she says) and pushback in the modeling world (she was told "you have a pretty face, but you're too short and you're too big"). And she never let it get her down.

"I just knew that I could do it," she tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't the best, and I still am not the best. The key to it is just doing it."

Awesome. And doing it she certainly is. Can't wait to see more from Tess!

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