Best described as a body-positive activist and an inspiration to many budding plus-size models, Tess Holliday is an outspoken and powerful plus-size model who has lived up to expectations in the modeling industry over the years. For so many reasons, Holliday has won the hearts of many with her no-shit attitude and campaign against online trolls and body-shaming.
Ever since she burst into stardom, she has continued to take her modeling career from one level of success to another. She has also graced several star-studded fashion events and campaigns and featured in high-profile prints like H&M, Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, and many others.
Before fame, she did several odd jobs, including working as a hairstylist and make-up artist in Seattle as well as serving as a creative director at fashion events. Tess launched her modeling career after she relocated to Los Angeles in 2010. She initially worked as a receptionist before pursuing a career in the modeling industry.
Tess Holliday’s Biography
The bold and beautiful model was born to Beth Hoven and Doug Hoven in Laurel, Mississippi, on 5th July 1985. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the North American ethnicity.
Tess had a rough childhood. As a child, she was constantly mocked by people living in her hometown due to her body size. She was raised by her disabled mother, who was deformed from a bullet wound she sustained from her then-fiance after she left Tes’s father. Tess had also passed 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 from many different jobs.
The school was another hell for Tess Holliday started whose mate could not stop criticizing them because of her weight and her really pale color. When he turned 17, she took the bull by the horn and made the bold decision to quit school and be done with all the negative comments her looks attracted.
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 website Tumblr and later became friends. They chatted for seven months, after which Nick decided to visit the United States. The businessman would relocate from Melbourne to the United States in April 2015 just to be closer to his darling.
Tess and Nick eventually announced their engagement on July 5, 2014, to the excitement of their fans. The pair, however, played a fast one on paparazzi by secretly getting married on October 2015. Their first child, a son, arrived in the year 2016.
While Nick’s son with Tess is his first offspring, the child is the model’s second issue. She gave birth to her first child at the age of 20. However, it appears she no longer communicates with the father of her son, as reported in 2015. Tess Holliday currently resides with her sons, husband, and mother in Los Angeles.
Height & Weight
Besides her profession, Tess Holliday is famed for her body build and super hot physique which have been very beneficial to her modeling career. Although she has severally battled online trolling and has also had her fair share of body shaming for her weight and size, she still remains 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 soft spot for tattoos. In fact, the star flaunts a collection of body arts 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 upper thigh, a Marilyn Monroe tattoo on her left bicep, 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 dieting because according to her, they don’t really “work”.
4. The super-sized model once shared that her buttocks are her favorite part of her body.
5. Her real name is Ryann Maegen Hoven, however, she took up the name Tess Munster after falling in love with The Munsters, a popular television sitcom. Holliday would later adopt the name Tess Typhoon shortly after she began doing alternative modeling. She finally picked up her fiance’s surname in January 2015 and has continued to use the name after she got married to him.
6. Tess no longer communicates with her father. They last spoke with each other in 2013.