Plus size model Tess Holliday poses naked for stunning body positivity shoot
Although 33-year-old Tess Holliday received a lot of backlash from the likes of Piers Morgan and others, she has not let the hatred of a few hold her back
Tess Holliday has had quite a hectic year so far. The plus-size model graced the front cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in August and recently made headlines for putting up her own body positivity post on her Instagram account to create awareness and acceptance for people of different shapes and sizes.
Holliday's Cosmopolitan shoot, which was meant to be a celebration of inclusivity, turned into quite the controversial topic for some people, reports the Daily Star. Although the 33-year-old received a lot of backlash from the likes of Piers Morgan and others, she is refusing to let the hate of a few people hold her back.
This week, the model shared a naked snap to champion body positivity on her official Instagram account. The image shows a naked Holliday lying on a bed of hay in what possibly looks like a farm. Using just a simple shawl to protect her modesty, Holliday put all her curves and tattoos on full display for the post.
Alongside the image, the Instagram star wrote: “This month tested my mental health, but here I am, still standing, still grateful, still happy, still a fat cover girl... but I’m also f****** exhausted."
The American plus-size model is definitely expecting some backlash because of her provocative post, but she has decided to remain strong on her body positivity mission. She added, "I know this photo will p*** people off, it will be shared worldwide while being mocked & judged, saying how I’m 'negatively affecting' impressionable young minds, & I’m prepared for that."
She continued: "My body has always felt like a war zone, but I’ve made peace with that. It’s your minds that need to change. This is a photo that wasn’t used from my @selfmagazine cover shoot a couple months ago & I am still in awe of how beautifully @catherineservel captured me. Eff your beauty standards."
For someone carrying such fierce viewpoints, Holliday boasts of an Instagram following of more than 1.7 million followers. After Holliday posted her naked picture on the account, 107,500 people have liked the sultry snap over the last two days.
And although the model was worried about getting slammed for her post, a lot of the comments on the picture were, in fact, in absolute support of her. One fan wrote: "You’re beautiful inside and out! Thank you." Another said: "So beautiful you inspire me on the daily." A third added: "You’re my inspiration miss Tess. Thank you."