Holliday wore a sheer orange top over a black bra, pants to match, and strappy sandals. Holliday, 31, loves to show her fans and followers how to embrace their bodies no matter what their size or shape.
Earlier this week, plus size model, Tess Holliday took to Instagram to share an intimate snap capturing that exact scenario. In an image which echoes a similar iconic shot of supermodel Gisele Bundchen way back in 2013, the 31-year-old is seen breastfeeding her one-month old son, Bowie while a stylist and make-up artist get her photo-shoot ready. “[Nick] captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next installment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele’s iconic photo breastfeeding on set,” Tess captioned the image.
The advert, to promote an event called ‘Feminism and Fat’, featured a picture of the model in a bikini but was banned by the social media site because it “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”. “The image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner,” a message from the Facebook Ads team read.
Plus size model Tess Holliday has hit back at body-shaming trolls in the best way possible. It’s the second time in her pregnancy the model has called out internet trolls for criticising her baby body.
Being a big lady doesn’t make you overweight, says Tess Holliday. Since landing a contract with Milk Model Management, the 30-year-old plus-size model has fronted numerous campaigns, become an Instagram sensation and landed plenty of magazine shoots. “The girl on the left is obviously underweight - yes she maybe genetically small but it’s pretty obvious she is not healthy and has not been eating a well balanced diet and would be on 500 or less calories a day to achieve her body - nor is she a good role model for young women.
Holliday has made waves in the fashion industry in the past few years and is someone you definitely need to know about, if you don’t already. Speaking to Paper magazine, Holliday explained why she happily embraces the term “plus-size” – and doesn’t consider it to have negative connotations. “To be honest, myself and several other plus-size models happily embrace the term,” she said.
It’s quite a leap for a UK magazine to feature a plus-size star and Holliday says she hopes the shoot will help Britain become more accepting of plus-size clothing and models here in the UK. “I’ve noticed that a lot of people who criticise me are from the UK - both in the press and on social media. “Here, people just look at me like I’m a crazy person.” [Photo: Instagram/Tess Holliday via Marie Claire UK] But despite the acceptance in the US, Holliday hasn’t had an easy journey to fame.