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First Plus Size Model To Get A Major Contract Revolutionizes The Internet

Model Tess Holliday has signed a major contract with a big company and this event created a movement called #EffYourBeautyStandards.

Tess Holliday is a 22 size model, the first of her size and height to get a contract with a major agency.

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Tess doesn’t fit into the traditional mold of plus-size models, who tend to be taller and between sizes 8 and 16.

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Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLk Model Management, the agency that signed Holliday after seeing her on Instagram, said:

“I think we’re the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division.”

 

After going to Atlanta for a casting session, Holliday was told she was too short and too heavyset to be a model.

 

Holliday works out 4 times a week and say people try hard to bring her down becaume of her body type.

“Everybody deserves to be happy, but for some reason the fact that I happen to be plus-size and happy seems to bother people,” she said. “It’s odd really.”

 

The 29-year-old model, who was named as one of the top plus-size models in the world started the movement #EffYourBeautyStandards to encourage other women to celebrate their bodies, no matter their shape.

 

As a result, many women started to share pics of themselves feeling proud about their bodies.

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