Tess Holliday, Largest Plus-Size Model to Score a Major Contract

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The world of professional modeling is about to get a lot bigger.

Tess Holliday is the first and largest plus-size model signed to a major modeling agency.

Plus-size model Tess Holliday landed a major contract with London-based MiLK Model Management. The agreement makes Holliday the first and largest plus-size model signed to a major modeling agency.

"SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger," the U.K.-based MiLK Management announced on Twitter.

Holliday, who wears a size 22 and is 5'5", calls what has happened a dream come true. 

"It's something that I've wanted my whole life, so to even think that it's happened, it feels like an out-of-body experience," the 29-year-old tells People..  

Tess Holliday stands at 5 feet, 5 inches and is a size 22.

MiLK discovered Holliday through Instagram, where she posted fashion shoots and body-positive messages.

Thousands of people followed Holliday there; her account has more than 385,000 followers at the time of writing. Her Facebook page has 650,000 likes.

Holliday, also known as Tess Munster, said starting modeling at the age of 15 helped her confidence after being bullied in school. 

"Modeling really helped my confidence because I started seeing myself in a different light. I started seeing myself like, 'Wow, I'm actually pretty,’” she added.

 

And now, Holliday has one more thing under her belt—a dream come true. And even she can't believe it's finally happening. 

Believe it sista, because you deserve it.

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