Plus size model Tess Holliday is on the cover of the June issue of People Magazine. It is really not that big of a surprise because the world can’t seem to get enough of the size 22 beauty since she became the first model of her size to be signed by a major agency.
To the world, Tess is the new hot “it girl” but to the curvy community, she has been raising the bar and motivating other women for years. Aside from her work as a model and the “Eff Your Beauty Standards” movement, Tess encourages plus size women to be bold and confident. This is something that Tess had to learn to embrace too because growing up she was bullied on based on her size.
Although I know that not everyone will see the beauty and positive light in Tess, I think that they should recognize our need for such a presence in society. She is showing girls and women all over the world that it is more important to love yourself than it is to conform to society’s beauty standards.
The June issue of People will
be on newsstands this Friday.