| Date of Birth :|| Jul 5th, 1985
| Age :||34 Years old
| Married :|| Nick Holliday (m. 2015)
| Height :||5 feet 3 inch
Ryann Maegen Hoven also known popularly as Tess Holliday or as she likes to be called as Tess Munster is American Plus-size Model along with Make-up artist and blogger. Having Agencies such as Maverick Artists and Milk Model Management, Holliday had been a writer and released a book recently. She has even been an activist and supports them as she and her mother has been the victim of abuse. Tess has a huge fan following as she is the face of Documentary, Fashion Blogs, and even Billboards.
This talented Model, Tess Holliday aka Ryann Maegen Hoven was born in Mississippi on 5th July 1985.
Education and Early Career
Talking about her schooling, she is a dropout of school as she was terrified due to the death threats received at the age of 17. Before that, she auditioned for plus models in Atlanta and was said to be too short and big. After moving to Seattle and working as a make-up artist and creative director at fashion shows, Holliday returned to Los Angeles which was a big turn in her career as she got the opportunity to become a professional model while working as a receptionist at a dental office.
Her childhood, however, was not a dreamland as she had to face paralyzed mother who was a result of being shot by her fiancé and had to move along with her brother to the grandparents’ house. Making it worse for her, Tess’s father verbally abused her due to her body weight and was supported only by her mother to pursue her career as a model. Recently, in 2013, she had detached her toxic communication with her father completely.
Her starting of the career as a model has been quite remarkable as it started with the documentary series “Heavy” and was the face of the TV and was all over the country. Her Fashion blogs featuring from modeling to accessories and Plus size clothing lines to Vh1’s “The Big Girls Club” has been quite impressive. Appeared in the Italian version of Vogue, she experienced her first naked photo-shoot which was supported by fellow plus-size models and ended up signing for Milk Model Management plus-size division “Curves”. Featuring in several magazines cover and face of Swimwear line, she also partnered with Canadian plus size retailer and keeping Tess’s name under their label. Holliday had been an activist and encouraged to love one’s body and to embrace one’s beauty and not to bother from external criticisms. However, she even faced photoshopped image along with other plus-size models be slimed off and posted in social media without permission for which she demanded boycotting them. She was even mixed in a controversy where she was blamed for using the donation for her own benefit which was misunderstood as she could not take responsibility for the failure of delivery of products. Later it was even confirmed that she paid off all her customers from her own pocket and the blame was uninvolved as well. Now as she describes her main focus on modeling, Tess had made an appearance in various magazines of America.
As per se, at the age of 20 Holliday became a single mother of a baby boy. However, breaking the stereotype of Plus Size individual she got her happily ever after with her husband, Nick Holliday, who is an Australian Businessman, photographer and an artist, whom she met online and was proposed on her birthday. These two lovebirds were blessed with another child Bowie and are living happily together along with Tess’s mother.
Net Worth and Salary
This beauty queen has made a great remark in her career and her net worth seems equally outstanding above $750,000.
As many of her fans know, this plus size model weighs 130 kg and 5 feet 3-inch-tall with her beautiful brown eyes and hair. Some may even question about her skills in regard to her weight but it’s a huge shock to them that she is very flexible and can do much better than those of her weight or even less than hers.
Holliday seems to have a great fascination towards tattoos as she has covered almost her whole body with it including Missy Piggy on her right forearm, Marilyn Monroe on left bicep and so on along with piercing. Tess even confesses that she is trained by personal trainer four days a week but does not support dieting.