Everyone’s Talking About Tess Holliday’s Plus-Size Photo Shoot

Size 22 model Tess Holliday is the name on everyone's lips after the release of these stunning snaps from her first major photo shoot.

Back in January, Tess Holliday hit headlines for being the first ever US size 22 model (UK size 26) to be signed to a major modelling agency, and now, Tess’ first official shoot with Milk Model Management is here!

Tess rose to fame as a plus-sized model and self-described feminist, who was named as one of the world’s top 20 plus-sized models by Vogue Italia in 2013. Her Instagram account @tessholliday has more than 670,000 followers – and her anti-body-shaming hashtag, #effyourbeautystandards, has garnered headlines for Tess the world over, for her outspoken views on body image, beauty and plus-size acceptance.

There is no one way to be a woman, or to be beautiful.

“What I’ve always done with my work, I want to challenge society’s perception of beauty and what’s acceptable in our industry and the world,” Tess has said on being a plus-size model. “We all deserve a place.”

Hear, hear Tess! Styled in a cropped black T-shirt and briefs, her first shoot is stunning – and we <3 those tattoos, too! It’s refreshing to see an alternative view of beauty, we reckon.

Pic credits: Catherine Harbour for Milk Model Management