Meet The World’s Biggest Plus Size Model Who Recently Got A Major Modelling Deal

Tess Holliday is breaking ground by being the first in her field to sign with a modelling agency.

Holliday’s field of expertise is plus size modelling. And she’s the first ever to sign with a major modelling agency. MiLK. The only agency with a model of her size.

She’s 29 with a size 22 at a height of 5’5″.

Holliday caught the eye of the agency because she had a big online following and MiLK took notice. Her first big break came in 2011 when she was a receptionist at a dental office; the face of A&E’s show “HEAVY”.

She told People Magazine, “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.”

She started modelling when she was 15, where she was immediately told she was too fat and too short. Now she’s been on the cover of Vogue Italia and has an upcoming role in a David LaChapelle project.

“Modeling really helped my confidence because I started seeing myself in a different light,” Holliday said.

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source: People