Size 22 Model Inspires #EffYourBeautyStandards Movement
Tess Holliday is being hailed as the first woman of her size to be signed by a mainstream modeling agency.By Cliff Judy | January 27, 2015
There's a new model the fashion industry is celebrating. She's unapologetic about her looks, she shows skin and she's a size 22.
MiLK Model Management announced Thursday via Instagram it signed 29-year-old Tess Holliday to a modeling contract, and Plus Model Magazine immediately hailed Holliday "the first plus size model of her size (22) and height (5’5″) to be signed to a [mainstream] agency."
Perhaps appropriately, the modeling agency's owner told New York Daily News she first noticed Holliday on Instagram where the L.A.-based model is not afraid of lingerie and has 345,000 followers as of Tuesday morning. The owner called her an important role model.