Tess Holliday is a UK plus Size model. Now, the model blows a kiss to her fans on the cover of the October issue of Cosmopolitan UK. So yeah, you can call her a Cosmo girl!
The model posted the picture on her Instagram page and captioned it;
Phew, I’m literally a COSMO GIRL!! Can’t believe I’m saying that! 😭😭
Thank you @cosmopolitanuk & @farrahstorrfor this incredible opportunity 🙏🏻 If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life & hope this does that for some of y’all 💕 Issue hits stands 8/31! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Photo by the incredible @wattsupphoto
In her interview, Tess talks about her #elfyourbeautystandards campaign, mental health challenges and lots more.
On her mental health challenges
“I remember very vividly driving in the car with Bowie [her two-year-old son] and I thought to myself, ‘I wish I could just disappear. I wish I could vanish.’ It felt at that point like I was causing everyone around me so much pain. It felt like a never-ending black hole. I was so tired of hurting… I just didn’t want to be here any more.”
On creating a viral Instagram campaign
I created [the campaign] out of frustration. 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*ck 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.”