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Tess Holliday

Plus-Size Model, Makeup Artist, Body Positive Activist & Blogger

Plus-Size Model, Makeup Artist, Body Positive Activist & Blogger

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Tess Holliday Biography

Tess Holliday — formerly Tess Munster — is a plus-size model, makeup artist, body positive activist, and blogger based in L.A.

At 17, forced to drop out of school because of severe bullying, Holliday earned her GED, packed her bags, and moved across the country with hopes of making her dreams come true. She started landing jobs as head makeup artist, hair stylist, and creative director for numerous fashion shows in Seattle, WA. In 2010, she decided to move to Los Angeles, and it was that very move that forever changed her life.

Holliday became a professional full time model, was a finalist for Torrid's "House of Dreams Model Search," and the face of a new A&E TV show called "Heavy." She has appeared in a nationwide print ad for "Heavy" that was featured in People Magazine, NY Magazine, and numerous other publications, as well as billboards across the country. She became the first size 22 model to sign with a major agency in 2015 and has been featured in Vogue, Inked Magazine, Inked Girls, Atomic Bombshells, Plus Model Magazine, Skorch Magazine, Cats Meow Magazine, and more.

What Holliday loves most about her career is the ability to inspire and empower women around the world. From transformations with makeup, building confidence through modeling, and advocating body size acceptance, her fans have been the best part of her journey. In 2013, she started her #effyourbeautystandards movement on Instagram, a movement that shows women that they do not have to be a certain size to love their body (big or small) and that their size should not dictate their fashion choices.

In 2019, Holliday came out as pansexual, and in 2021, she revealed that she was in recovery from anorexia.

Tess Holliday Videos

  • Tess Holliday Was 'Confused' By Her Eating Disorder Diagnosis
    Tess Holliday opened up about being diagnosed with an eating disorder but faced backlash from people who refused to believe she could be diagnosed...
  • Body-positivity model Tess Holliday opens up about struggle with anorexia
    With eating disorders on the rise during the pandemic, Holliday is using her struggle to raise awareness for others experiencing the same.
  • How Tess Holliday Changed the Body-Positivity Conversation
    "If designers don't start being more diverse and inclusive with their campaigns and their sizing...they will be left behind." Tess Holliday is...

Tess Holliday Books

  • The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You're In
    The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You're In

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Tess Holliday is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tess Holliday for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Tess Holliday generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jameela Jamil, Tunde Oyeneyin, Sonya Renee Taylor, Amanda Beard and Gabrielle Bernstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tess Holliday for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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