May 9, 2022

Tess Holliday Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics 

Tess Holliday Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight138 kg
Date of BirthJuly 5, 1985
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorDark Brown

Tess Holliday is an American plus-size model, blogger, and make-up artist who has done modeling work for popular brands such as A&E, Torrid, Monif Clarke, Benefit Cosmetics, and H&M. She has been featured on the cover of popular magazines such as Vogue Italia, People, and Nylon. Tess is also a “body positive activist” and often talks at public events about body confidence.

Born Name

Ryann Maegen Hoven

Nick Name

Tess Holliday, Tess Munster, Tess Typhoon

Tess Holliday during a sunny selfie in August 2020Tess Holliday during a sunny selfie in August 2020
Tess Holliday during a sunny selfie in August 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Laurel, Mississippi, United States

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She went to a school but dropped out in 11th standard (due to death threats and bullying) after earning her GED.


Plus-size model, blogger, makeup artist, activist


  • Father – Doug Hoven (Previously sold car parts)
  • Mother – Beth Hoven (Was a store worker)
  • Siblings – She has a brother.


As a model, she is signed with these agencies –

  • Mavrick Artists Agency
  • Milk Model Management




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


138 kg or 304 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Tess Holliday dated –

  1. Nick Holliday (2012-Present) – In 2012, via Tumblr, Tess met Australian businessman, photographer, and artist Nick Holliday. They talked online for 7 months and finally got engaged on July 5, 2014. They secretly tied the knot on July 5, 2015. The duo has 1 son, Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. June 2016).
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Tess also has another son Rilee from her previous affair who was born when Tess was just 20.

Tess Holliday and Nick HollidayTess Holliday and Nick Holliday
Tess Holliday and Nick Holliday

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Cat-eye
  • Pale skin
  • Retro-inspired waves
  • Lots of Tattoos (over 30 tattoos on her body)


52-49-56 in or 132-124.5-142 cm

Tess Holliday in a paid partnership with Fabletics in July 2020Tess Holliday in a paid partnership with Fabletics in July 2020
Tess Holliday in a paid partnership with Fabletics in July 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Dress Size

24 (US) or 56 (EU)

Bra Size


Shoe Size

8.5 (US) or 39 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Tess has advertised for her own clothing lines launched in collaboration with big retailers and famous plus size brands.

Tess has been the face of A&E TV show Heavy.

Best Known For

Being the first size 22 supermodel to gain wide attention.

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First Film

Tess appeared in a documentary film A Perfect 14 as herself in 2017.

First TV Show

In 2015, Tess guest appeared in comedy series Gay of Thrones as herself in just 1 episode.

Personal Trainer

Tess doesn’t seem to be working out.

She has been pictured eating ice creams, tacos, and junk food. She has claimed that she doesn’t diet at all.

Tess Holliday Favorite Things

  • Icon – Miss Piggy
  • Body Part – Buttocks
  • Clothing Brands – ModCloth, ASOS Curve, Forever 21, Torrid

Source – People, Wikipedia, Seventeen

Tess Holliday wearing a face mask during Corona crisis time in August 2020Tess Holliday wearing a face mask during Corona crisis time in August 2020
Tess Holliday wearing a face mask during Corona crisis time in August 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Tess Holliday Facts

  1. Tess did a n*ked photoshoot for the first time in 2012.
  2. Holliday is the world’s first size 22 supermodel.
  3. In January 2015, she became the biggest sized model to be signed by a top agency – Milk Management UK.
  4. She started selling t-shirts with the phrase “Eff Your Beauty Standards” in late 2014. She donates some of the profit to a charity.
  5. #effyourbeautystandards movement was started by her in 2013 on Instagram.
  6. Tess started modeling in 2010 after getting encouragement from her mom.
  7. Tess didn’t become a model by chance. She always wanted to be a model.
  8. Before she was 10, her family had shifted base approx 40 times.
  9. When Tess was young, her mom left the family for a person who later shot her mom in the head twice.
  10. In school, she faced bullying problem, starting from 5th grade, primarily because of her growing weight. Due to bullying, she finally left school at 17 (on the first day of her 11th standard).
  11. As a child, she used to live in a trailer, kept at the back of her grandparents’ house garden.
  12. She also has her septum (nose) pierced.
  13. Tess launched her own clothing line “mblm by Tess Holliday” in collaboration with Canadian plus size retailer Penningtons in January 2016.
  14. Tess was discovered by Milk Management on social media.
  15. She has done modeling for Yours Clothing, Simply Be, Torrid, etc.
  16. In 2021, Tess revealed on social media that she is anorexic.
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