If you aren’t familiar with plus-size model Tess Holliday you better remember her name because everyone is going to know it soon. The gorgeous model and self-described “body positive activist” showed off her first photo shoot with her modeling agency, MiLK Management, on Instagram and the images are stunning.
Tess signed with the modeling agency in January and these photos are her official debut. (She was the first size-22 model to be signed to a top agency.) The photos were shot by Catherine Harbour. In the black-and-white images, Tess is wearing a t-shirt and underwear and working it. Tess is giving her best pouty model face and showing how to lounge around but still look fierce in another pic. In one photo, she is smiling and showing off her beautiful tattoos and flowing Kate Middleton-esque waves.
Tess captioned the photos:
“So thrilled that I can finally share these images. I shot with @catherineharbour in London last month & this was the result Thanks to my agent for pushing me out of my comfort zone! MUAH @jamesmichaelbutterfield Top is @dominodollhouse #meetmilk #milkcurve #plusmodel #effyourbeautystandards”
Tess has previously appeared in different shoots including a lingerie one for Torrid. The size-22 model has said that she hopes to change the fashion industry. She started the #effyourbeautystandards hashtag to encourage self-love, similar to a lot of the body positive campaigns that have been emerging on social media lately. With photos this stunning and a great body positive attitude, there’s nothing to stop Tess from making her mark on the fashion industry. Expect to see a lot more of her on newsstands.
(Photo: Catherine Harbour via Instagram/TessHolliday)