Tess Holliday can best be described as a physically positive activist and an inspiration for many budding plus-size models. She is an outspoken and powerful plus-size model who has met the expectations of the model industry over the years. For so many reasons, Holliday has won the hearts of many with her shit-free height and her campaign against online trolls and body-shaming.
Since becoming a star, her modeling career has taken her from one level of success to the next. She has also been present at several star-studded fashion events and campaigns and has appeared in high profile prints such as H&M, Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, and many others.
Prior to her fame, she had several odd jobs, including working as a hairstylist and makeup artist in Seattle and as a creative director at fashion events. Tess started her modeling career after moving to Los Angeles in 2010. She first worked as a receptionist before pursuing a career in the modeling industry.
Tess Holliday’s Biography
This bold and beautiful model was born by Beth Hoven and Doug Hoven on July 5, 1985, in Laurel, Mississippi. She is American by nationality and belongs to the North American ethnic group.
Tess had a difficult childhood. As a child, she was constantly ridiculed by the residents of her hometown because of her height. She was raised by her disabled mother, who was deformed due to a gunshot wound she received from her then-fiancé after she left Tess’ father. Tess had also gone through hell in the hands of her father, who constantly abused her because of her weight. The family moved around a lot as her mother tried to make ends meet with many different jobs.
The school was another hell when Tess Holliday started to go to school, whose companion could not stop criticizing her because of her weight and her really pale color. When he turned 17, she took the bull by the horns and made the courageous decision to leave school and stop all the negative comments that attracted her looks.
Her Family – Husband and Children
The Los Angeles-based model is married to Nick Holliday, a successful Australian artist, photographer, and businessman. The couple first met in 2012 on the social networking site Tumblr and later became friends. They chatted for seven months, after which Nick decided to visit the United States. The businessman would move from Melbourne to the United States in April 2015 just to be closer to his darling.
To the delight of their fans, Tess and Nick finally announced their engagement on July 5, 2014. But the couple played a prank on the paparazzi and secretly married in October 2015. Their first child, a son, arrived in 2016.
While Nick’s son with Tess is his first offspring, the child is the second edition of the model. At the age of 20, she gave birth to her first child. However, it seems that she no longer communicates with the father of her son, as was reported in 2015. Tess Holliday currently lives with her sons, husband, and mother in Los Angeles.
Height & Weight
Besides her profession, Tess Holliday is famous for her physique and super hot figure, which have been very beneficial to her modeling career. Although she has fought hard for online trolling, and because of her weight and height she has had her fair share of body shame for her weight and height, she is still body positive and confident about her body.
She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches while her body weight is 130 kilograms. Tess Holliday also has a penchant for tattoos. In fact, the star displays a collection of body art on virtually every part of her body. Holliday has a Mae West tattoo on her right inner forearm, a Miss Piggy tattoo on her right outer forearm, a life-size mermaid tattoo on her right thigh, a Marilyn Monroe tattoo on her left biceps, a Dolly Parton tattoo on her right arm, and a Hello Kitty tattoo on her right calf. The model also has a septum piercing.
Other Facts About The Model
1. Holliday has a personal trainer who trains with her four times a week.
2. In addition to modeling, Tess loves swimming and hiking.
3. She doesn’t believe in diets, because in her opinion they don’t really “work”.
4. The oversized model once said that her buttocks are her favorite part of the body.
5. Her real name is Ryann Maegen Hoven, but she took the name Tess Munster after she fell in love with The Munsters, a popular TV sitcom. Holliday later took the name Tess Typhoon, shortly after she started modeling alternative models. In January 2015, she finally adopted her fiancé’s family name and continued to use the name after her marriage to him.
6. Tess no longer communicates with her father. They last spoke to each other in 2013.