She was always told she was too big to become a model, but now, at size 22, Tess Holliday is proving everyone wrong.
The brunette beauty signed with a top agency and was named one of the top six plus-sized models in the industry by 'Vogue Italia.'
Speaking with 'SLiNK' magazine, the 5-foot-5 model admits, "I want to empower girls in a different way. I’m lucky that I can do that with my body right now, but I’d like to do that with words."
Much like her professional life, her personal life is also right on point.
"People assume that fat people live miserable lives, that being my size is a death sentence," the cover girl told the British mag. "I think people need to be taught that when you get past a size sixteen you still have sex and you have sex a lot and that you have healthy relationships. That you live your life, have fun."
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Cake cake cake 🍰 #bts w/ @monifcplussizes day 2 🙌 #tessholliday #plussizemodel #effyourbeautystandards
A photo posted by +Size Model || Feminist🎈 (@tessholliday) on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:11pm PST
"Nothing should stop [people from] doing what they want," she told 'SLiNK.' "I remind myself that I can pay my rent this month and pay my bills and support myself doing something everyone told me I would never be able to do."
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