Tess Holliday angered by celebrities who refuse to promote plus-size models

Tess Holliday is angered by celebrities who won’t support and promote plus-size models on social media.The 34-year-old vented her frustrations during a recent interview with Nylon magazine, and claimed fellow models refused to show enthusiasm for plus-…

Tess Holliday is angered by celebrities who won’t support and promote plus-size models on social media.

The 34-year-old vented her frustrations during a recent interview with Nylon magazine, and claimed fellow models refused to show enthusiasm for plus-size women for fear of “messing up” their Instagram feed.

“Why is it controversial to talk about the fact that fat people deserve to take up space and deserve to be sexy? All of that just makes me so angry, because I see so many people that are plus-sized figures and figures in general, like celebrities, and they will post Black Lives Matter in their Insta-Stories, but not on their page because they don’t want to mess up their beautiful feed,” she fumed.

“It just makes me so mad because this is why people are dying, this is why people feel so alone. We are not showing up for these people, and we are not telling them that they matter.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Tess noted that she believes she has been brainwashed by society to feel bad about her curves.

“Obviously I probably have internalised fatphobia about myself and what the world has ingrained in us,” the model stated, before reacting to the barrage of comments by social media users earlier this year after she disclosed that she had an abortion after welcoming her second child. “Why is it controversial that I chose to talk about my abortion? And the fact that I got an abortion when I was in a marriage and could have financially supported a child, why did I feel so much shame for that?”

Tess gave birth to Bowie, her son with husband Nick, in 2016. She also has another son from a previous relationship.

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Tess Holliday comes out as pansexual

Plus-size model Tess Holliday has come out as pansexual.The 33-year-old revealed during an interview with Nylon magazine that she prefers to identify herself as pansexual, defined as “not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, …

Plus-size model Tess Holliday has come out as pansexual.

The 33-year-old revealed during an interview with Nylon magazine that she prefers to identify herself as pansexual, defined as “not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity,” rather than her previous label of bisexual.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship to my own queerness, and I think the word pansexual speaks to me more than bi does,” she explained. “I feel like a lot of stuff in my life now makes sense. A lot of the things that I felt when I was younger make sense. A lot of the relationships that I had make sense.

“I definitely have a sense of relief. I can connect with people on a more intimate level than I was before, because I don’t have to pretend to be someone I’m not.”

When the interviewer asked Tess, who is married to artist Nick Holliday, if that means she’d consider being in a relationship with a woman, she replied with an emphatic “Yeah!”

Elsewhere in the interview, Tess addressed her previous admission that she had an abortion after welcoming her second child with Nick. Her revelation divided opinion, with many criticising the stunning brunette for being so open about her termination, but Tess remains unsure why she felt “shame” over the decision.

“Why is it controversial that I chose to talk about my abortion? And the fact that I got an abortion when I was in a marriage and could have financially supported a child, why did I feel so much shame for that?” she mused.

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Tess Holliday created body confidence campaign ‘out of frustration’

Tess Holliday launched her #effyourbeautystandards online campaign “out of frustration”.The Instagram account has almost 400,000 followers, while the hashtag has been applied to over three million posts on the platform since Tess launched the initiativ…

Tess Holliday launched her #effyourbeautystandards online campaign “out of frustration”.

The Instagram account has almost 400,000 followers, while the hashtag has been applied to over three million posts on the platform since Tess launched the initiative in 2013.

As a self-described “body positive activist,” the model decided it was time to take action after growing sick and tired of the negative comments she was receiving on her own Instagram posts.

“I created (the campaign) out of frustration,” she explained in an interview with Cosmopolitan UK. “I was angry and sad that people kept commenting on my pictures saying, ‘You’re too fat to wear that!’ or ‘Cover up! No one wants to see that!’ And then one night I was lying in bed and thought, ‘F**k that!’ So I posted an image with four photographs of myself wearing things that fat women are often told we ‘can’t wear’, and encouraged others to do the same.”

The 33-year-old is one of the most recognisable plus-sized models in the fashion industry today, having worked with brands including Benefit Cosmetics and H&M, while posing for publications such as Vogue Italia and Nylon magazine.

However, she admitted that she wasn’t so confident before she gave birth to her first son Rylee at the age of 20.

“I was a U.S. size 16 to 18 my entire life before I had Rylee. I look back on those photos now and I don’t wish I was that size, but what I wish is that I loved myself 120 pounds ago,” said Tess, who is also mother to two-year-old son Bowie. “I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.”

Tess also insisted she’d continue to fight for diversity for “the tonne of models out there who don’t have the opportunity because they don’t have three million followers on social media”.

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Camila Mendes has no problem baring her breasts in photoshoots

Camila Mendes feels comfortable baring her breasts in photoshoots.The American actress shot to fame after landing the role of Veronica Lodge on teen drama Riverdale, in which she stars alongside Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse. As a result of her growin…

Camila Mendes feels comfortable baring her breasts in photoshoots.

The American actress shot to fame after landing the role of Veronica Lodge on teen drama Riverdale, in which she stars alongside Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse. As a result of her growing popularity, numerous magazines have approached the star and she has already appeared on the covers on Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Marie Claire. And though the photoshoots often require her to wear revealing outfits, Camila is happy to comply.

“I probably would show my t*ts to anybody,” the 24-year-old stated in a recent cover interview with Nylon magazine. “I actually would probably do that. I really don’t care. It’s just this genuine, ‘Yeah, these are my boobs. Is there a problem?’ I don’t understand what the problem is.”

Camila, who poses braless wearing a sheer multicoloured striped top in one of the photos, explained that she is reluctant to accept the societal pressure revolving the female anatomy, and becomes frustrated when a debate ensues over her body.

“When I’ve been in photoshoots, and there’s a little bit of my nipple showing, there’s always a whole conversation about it. Like with Nylon, everyone was just like, ‘Is this okay? Are we going to do this?'” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Everyone stop talking about it. Let’s just go shoot it. This isn’t a conversation.’ I completely shut it down and said that this was something that we were not going to sit there and debate, because I know how I feel about it, and I’m totally fine to take a photo with my t*ts showing.”

Though Camila now evokes a refreshing newfound confidence, she also addressed her past struggles with eating disorders – and admitted she is “still dealing” with her illness and “might always still struggle.”

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