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“You can be beautiful regardless your size”. The 29-year old 5’5 size 22 supermodel gracing the cover of PEOPLE Magazine recently shot a campaign for Benefit Cosmetics and has appeared in Vogue Italy and already has over 7,000 followers on Instagram, still rising.

Obviously she faced some hurdles in pursuit of her dream as a plus size model. It never starts easy.

“Nobody was interested”, she says of her first open casting when she was 15. “I got one call back and they said, ‘Look, you have a pretty face, but you’re too short and you’re too big.’

“I was getting shoved into lockers, I was being called names”, she says. “I was getting death threats at my house. It was awful.”

“I just knew that I could do it”, she says. “I wasn’t the best, and I still am not the best. They key to it is just doing it.”

I totally admire Tess Holliday!!

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