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Tess Holliday Revels She Refuses To Go On a Diet As She BLASTS Victoria's Secret's Beauty Standards

December 18, 2015 2 min read

At size 22, Tess Holliday has been a trailblazer for plus-size women in the fashion industry. But like anyone who has revolutionized beauty standards, the 30-year-old model has been met with lots of criticism. [caption id="attachment_123646" align="aligncenter" width="1204"]tess holliday model (Photo: Tess Holliday/Instagram)[/caption] Now, Tess is taking on lingerie giant Victoria's Secret, claiming that they exclude a vast majority of women by only showcasing size 2 models in ads and on the their runway. [bctt tweet="Tess Holliday BLASTS Victoria's Secret's Body Image Standards"]   "They are perpetuating what’s wrong with America and with society, in general, that you have to look a certain way - like a Victoria's Secret Angel - to feel beautiful and be sexy." Tess explains. "If Victoria's Secret needs a plus-size angel... call me. Duh us fuller ladies like to wear lingerie & look sexy. Get with it." The beauty, who has modelled for big name brands like H&M, is tired of people telling her that her size glorifies obesity. She insists that she is aware of her weight, but she is not unhealthy. [caption id="attachment_126558" align="alignnone" width="599"](Photo: Tess Holliday/Instagram) (Photo: Tess Holliday/Instagram)[/caption] "[That] is like saying because someone is a darker skin tone or because someone is being gay that they're like, glorifying that lifestyle. That's who you are. I know that I am fat, but people completely miss the point of me trying to educate women and show them that it’s OK to be who you are and love yourself and still live your life and not be miserable."   When reflecting on one of her role models, Tess says that Miss Piggy has always been a character she could relate to. In fact, the glamorous muppet member is her 'idol'. "She was like the first, basically fat, woman pig on television that was like sexy. She had fabulous clothing and always looked amazing." Tess explains. What are your thoughts on the fashion industry? Should Victoria's Secret include Angels of every size? Source: Daily Mail

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