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Plus Size is Our Favorite Size! Swimwear Model Tess Holliday Shares Throwback Picture of When She Was 14, Says She is Fatter But Happier Now!

by Faryal

We often say, ‘age is just a number’. Well, it’s about time we accept that size is also just a number.

32-year-old plus size model, Tess Holliday, shared a throwback photo on her Instagram story of her as a 14-year-old, and wished she could tell her younger self how happy she would be in the future!

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Tess Holliday at the launch of DXL’s 2017 Holiday Campaign with DJ Khaled in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Getty Images)

The fashion and modeling world has arguably set unfair beauty standards. However, strong and powerful women like Tess Holliday are putting an end to these standards and are promoting body positivity.

Tess is a popular and successful plus size model who works for a swimsuit line called Alpine Butterfly. The swimwear brand specifically caters to women of sizes L to 5X.

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Model/ author Tess Holliday visits The Empire State Building in New York City. (Source: Getty Images)

Tess shared a throwback photo of herself on her Instagram story. She was only 14 at that time. The size 22 model is sporting a white shirt with a cute hairband on her head in the photo. Along with her picture as a teenager, Tess also uploaded a picture of herself as a successful plus size swimsuit model, which she is now.

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Tess when she was 14 years old. (Source: Instagram)

In the other picture, Tess is flaunting a two-piece floral blue swimsuit.

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Tess is fatter but even happier now. (Source: Instagram)

The picture is captioned, “I wish someone would have told me that I would be living my dream & EVEN FATTER BUT HAPPY!” 

That’s the spirit!

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Tess is a mother of two. (Source: Instagram)

Tess is very active on social media and regularly posts on her Instagram account. The mother of two recently shot for the new campaign of her swimwear company and said she felt like a complete princess!

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Tess has great tattoos on her body. (Source: Instagram)

Tess posted, “The campaign I shot for @alpinebutterflyswim launched today & has me falling in love with myself even more… feeling like a 60’s princess.” 

How adorable is that!

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Tess sporting a floral swimsuit. (Source: Instagram)

People loved her pictures for the new campaign and praised her in the comments section on the Instagram picture.

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The model is now 32 years old. (Source: Instagram)

One fan said, “Get it girl… you’re so inspiring to me thank you for paving the way for us thic beautiful girls.” 

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Tess is an inspiration to many plus-sized women in the world. (Source: Instagram)

Another said, “I’ve wanted a tattoo since I was a kid, but always said I needed to wait till I lose weight first… You are so gorgeous and inspiring! I want a pretty big piece so I’ll have to save and find a great artist, but I am sooo ready to get tattooed because of you! thank you!”

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Tess is changing unfair beauty standards. (Source: Instagram)

A third said, “You’re so friggin beautiful! I honestly can’t thank you enough for giving so many of us all this confidence! I truly aspire to be as confident and beautiful as you!”

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Her fans think she is very beautiful. (Source: Instagram)

Tess is an advocate for body positivity and captions pictures in ways that further her cause.

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Tess uses the hashtag, #effyourbeautystandards. (Source: Instagram)

One caption states, “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let misogynistic jerks ruin your beauty sleep. #effyourbeautystandards.”

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Tess is wearing a cap which says “cutie pie.” (Source: Instagram)

Tess also wrote a book called The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin Your’re In’. The book is about her and inspires women to accept and love themselves for who they are. She wants women today to be comfortable in their own skin and to be proud of their bodies.

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Tess Holiday signs copies of her new book “Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In” in New York City. (Source: Getty Images)

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The book inspires women to be comfortable in their own skin. (Source: Instagram)

More power to you, Tess Holliday!

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