Tess Holliday, legally known as Ryann Maegen Hoven, is a very popular American plus size celebrity model and activist. She has been active in social media since 2013 when she began her well-known #effyourbeautystandards campaign, meant to promote body positivity. She has been named as one of the top plus size models in the world by Vogue Italia, and signed on to Milk Model Management, making her the largest plus size model to be signed by a mainstream agency. Among the things she has achieved, she also gained a beautiful love story.
Mrs. Holliday, then Ms. Hoven, met her future husband in the most unlikely of ways: through the micro-blogging site, Tumblr. Nick Holliday had reached out to her in 2012, saying that he found her to be incredibly inspirational. It was not long after that, that they began talking and slowly forming a closer relationship. Nick admits that Tess’s beauty is what caught his attention at first, but then he heard her message, that everyone is beautiful regardless of their size, and it sealed the deal for him.
When he first sent the message, he had not expected much to come out of it, with Hoven being a plus size celebrity. Being from Australia, Tess and Nick kept their communication online for the first nine months of their relationship, before Nick finally flew out to meet the woman he fell for in person. Tess Holliday already knew she wanted to be his wife because he made her feel appreciated in ways that no one else could.
Tess Holliday also let Nick meet her young son, who was born when she was just 20 years old. She told People that Nick and Rylee get along extremely well and love spending time together. A fact which only helped to cement her love for Nick Holliday.
The wedding is planned to take place this fall, and will be “over-the-top,” Tess Holliday assured. But, regardless of her wedding plans, she is incredibly happy about meeting Nick, as he makes her feel incredibly safe, and pushes her to be a better person. Two things that everyone seeks when it comes to starting a new and serious relationship.
Tess Holliday is proof that everyone is made to be loved, you just have to look for it. It may come in the unlikeliest of forms, like a message from a Tumblr user admiring your work. You can never know for certain when it will happen, but if you go with the flow, love will find you. Check out more of Tess Holliday’s story and message by looking on her Tumblr and social media accounts.
Vogue Italia is not the only place to recognize her as one of the top plus size celebrity models in the world, Refinery29, and The Huffington Post have also given Tess recognition as being one of the best.
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