Tess Holliday who is an American plus-sized model is based in Los Angeles. She is self described as the body positive activist. she started her #effyourbeautystandards movement on the Instagram in the year 2013. That same year, she was named as One of the Top Six plus-sized models in the World by Vogue Italia. In 2015, the Milk Model Management announced that she had been signed by them making her largest plus-size model who got signed to the mainstream modeling agency. Although she is known professionally as Tess Holliday, her real name is Ryann Maegen Hoven.

Tess is the native of Laurel, Mississippi, United States. She came into this world on 5th July of the year 1985 which has now made her reach at the age of 30. She is of Caucasian ethnicity and she belongs to an American nationality. Tess is a beautiful lady who stands tall at the height of five feet and five inches that is 1.65 m. Her weight has been listed as 280 lbs which is 127 kg. When she was a child, her mother left her father and then her family moved at least forty times before she turned 10 years old. In September 2015, she stared in the H&M’s sustainable fashion campaign along with the singer Iggy Pop, Daniel Lismore, Karley Sciortino and Pardeep Singh Bahra.

Tess went to get her education from the Los Angeles High School. There, she alleged that she was bullied because of her weight and pale skin having disabled mother and because they resided in the trailer behind her house back garden of grand-parents. She then left the school when she was 17 years old after she earned her GED. Tess auditioned at the casting call for plus models in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she was told that she would be lucky to do the print advertisements or the catalogue work because she was short as well as big.

Moving on to her personal life biography, Tess gave birth to her first child, a son named Rilee when she was 20 years old. It was the time when she was employed by the Walmart. In June of 2015, the Guardian reported that Tess has no any contact with the father of Rilee. At present, she is in relationship with her boyfriend named Nick Holliday who is an Australian businessman, artist as well as a photographer. The couple first met with each other in 2012 on Tumblr. The pair talked online for the seven months and then, Holliday traveled to US for visiting and he later moved form Melbourne to US. The couple finally got engaged on 5th July of the year 2014 after dating for a couple of years. Besides that, she is also active in Twitter and Instagram. 

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