Plus-size model Tess Holliday has made curvy history, something I'm calling curve-story! (Does that work?)
Tess has become the first model of her size and height to be signed to a major agency.
The modelling world has opened up their doors to the curvier woman, accepting women between sizes 8 and 16, however Tess is a size 24. Owner and director of MiLk Model Management, Anna Shillinglaw said "I think we're the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the (curves) division."
Flying the flag for all curvy women around the world, Tess said she still receives up to hundreds of negative and nasty comments each day. She says "I understand not everyone understands what I'm about. But to me it's such a simple concept. It's all about loving your body regardless of your size and chasing your dreams. Everybody deserves to be happy but for some reason the fact that I happen to be plus size and happy seems to bother people. It's odd really."
We agree! It is extremely odd! As long as you live a healthy lifestyle, why should it matter what size you are? Tess, who is a mother-of-one works out with a trainer four times a week and yet people still feel as though they have the right judge her lifestyle.
Holliday, is really hitting the big time, the 29-year-old was recently named one of the top plus-size models in the world by Vogue Italia and Reginery 29. However, Tess isn't stopping there, she also started the movement #EffYourBeautyStandards to encourage other women to celebrate their bodies no matter their shape - which we are loving!
You can follow Tess and her ultra curvy career on Twitter Tess_Holliday and on Instagram @tessholliday - which is worth following for the adorable pictures of her son and fiance alone!