Meet Tess Holliday, the Plus-Size Model Who Scored a Major Contract and Created the #EffYourBeautyStandards Movement

January 27, 2015 12:37 AM

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Tess Holliday refused to let constant criticism and restrictive beauty ideals stop her from achieving her dream, and thank goodness for that.

The 29-year-old Mississippi native (also known as Tess Munster) is the first plus-size (or as Tyra Banks would say, "fiercely real") model to score a major contract with a modeling agency—despite being told time and time again that she wasn't the right height or weight—and has become an inspiration ...

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