The biggest plus size model ever to get a contract with a major modeling agency

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  1. Jan 27, 2015 #1

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarre...-has-s?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp&s=mobile#4ldqpgp

    Her name is Tess Holliday and she is 5'5" and a size 22, she is legitimately plus sized, not a 5'9" model that is size 14. Apart from getting hate because she is just a beautiful, full figured woman, she is being accused of being a negative role model because being fat is obviously unhealthy and she shouldn't promote it. Well, guess what, she works with a personal fitness instructor four times a week. Some people just aren't meant to be small. She also started the #effyourbeautystandards on Instagram. I am extremely happy to see this sort of thing popping up in mainstream media. Plus, she has tattoos! Props again to my lady for showing me this article so I can share it.
     
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    I love her! I didn't even know she changed her name, Tess Munster has been around for a while. She is promoting self love and people will always hate unfortunately.
     
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    I've had a girl crush on Tess Munster ever since I saw one of her interviews sometime back. She's definitely a force to reckon with...it's such a shame there's so many haters out there knocking her for being overweight yet she clearly states she works out 4 times a week.

    I love her body positivity campaign, so very inspiring...teaching others to love their bodies no matter what size, a great role model she is.
     
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    I saw this earlier today too. It's really amazing how more plus size women are getting into the spotlight nowadays. It's a nice change to see things at least starting to even out in terms of what's accepted by Western mainstream entertainment and culture.

    I read this other amazing piece on plus sized women on ReadSource today it was amazing. Here's the link to it: http://readsource.com/lifestyle/rel...g-quotes-and-photographs-of-plus-sized-women/
     
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    She subscribes to the whole "good fatty/bad fatty" dichotomy where her words and action basically say "fat people deserve basic dignity and respect as long as they try hard and exercise and eat right" so whatever
     
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    Tess Munster is her stage name.
     
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    She's gorgeous. You have to be blind if you don't think that.
     
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    She would be stunning had she not defaced her body with all those ghastly tattoos. Like a beautiful renaissance cathedral with graffiti all over it.
     
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    Does she? :( I need to go read some of her interviews.
     
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    Ahh, Tess Munster. One of my friends introduced me to her work a few years ago, and I've been a huge fan ever since.
     
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    She's beautiful, wish more girls had her attitude! What she says though is true, if you eat right and exercise, it doesn't matter how big you are.
     
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    See, I think that might be the issue for some people. Like me.

    If I eat right and exercise, it doesn't matter how big I am. I feel like there's more to that sentence and no one's been saying it. Who is it supposed to matter to? Why would it matter, anyway? Finish the fucking sentence.

    If you eat right and exercise, it doesn't matter how big you are- in regards to WHAT????

    SOMEONE NEEDS TO FINISH THE SENTENCE.
     
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    if you eat right and exercise, you can be happy and healthy no matter how big you are, contrary to what society would like you to believe.
     
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    here is a "finish" for you.... Fuck what the scales say, it is all about the lifestyle....
     
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    But I don't eat "right" and I don't exercise and Im happy and healthy, contrary to what society would like me to believe.

    We can't put everyone into the same damn box.

    Hey fat people! You can be happy and healthy!... (as long as you eat healthy and exercise daily, thus possibly becoming less fat)

    I dont think anyone sees my point.
     
  17. Feb 13, 2015 #17

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    How do you define healthy and exercise? You can't eat only a diet of gas station junk food, be completely sedentary and be healthy. I know there is a certain type of person that can be happy that way, and your health may not immediately be suffering if that is your diet and exercise but it won't last. Eating healthy can be as simple as getting regular amounts of fruits and veggies. You can eat and enjoy pasta, pizza, etc. you name it (excepting gas station junk food, naturally) and still be eating "healthy." Likewise, you may not be running a mile and lifting weights but if you have an active lifestyle or even an active job, you will be healthier. So, how do you define health and exercise?
     
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    How phelan defines being healthy is correct, according to the diabetes information books at least that I have. You can be fat and eat healthy and it won't necessarily make you lose weight. Also, everyone I know of that eats total crap has health problems. So what's so wrong with trying to be healthy?
     
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    Nothing, but the point is that we shouldn't piss all over those who don't, which Tess has done repeatedly in the past.
     
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    Thank you.

    We cant be accepting of only fat people who eat healthy and exercise. To be a true Size Acceptance movement, you have to accept ALL fat people and not question whether they're "trying hard enough" or not.
     
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