Model Tess Holliday is on a fast track to change the fashion world as we know it. With more than 700,000 Instagram followers and 900,000 Facebook fans, the LA based model and self-described “body positive activist” is an inspiration, and now a cover girl. The plus sized model has just landed herself a major magazine cover on People magazine’s annual Body Issue.
“The whole reason I do this is to show women that you can be beautiful regardless of your size,” she says. “You are allowed to dress how you want without feeling ashamed of your body.”
“I really want to be able to show my body off because there haven’t been many plus sized women at all showing their bodies in a big magazine,” Holliday, 29, told ET. “They’re usually always covered up. I really like to portray something sexy and positive.”
Tess is headed for world domination, and we can’t wait to see her ascension. Check out the cover above and be sure to head over to your nearest newsstand to pick up a copy.