Tess Holliday gave birth to her second child, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The world’s most popular plus-size model gave birth to a son named Bowie Juniper Holliday, whom she welcomed with her Australian partner.
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According to sources close to Tess Holliday’s family, the child weighed 8 pounds, 10 oz and measured 22 inches in length. The plus-size model already has a son named Rylee, 10, from her previous partner.
In her interview with People magazine earlier this year, Tess Holliday, who began her career using the nickname Tess Munster, admitted she was completely unprepared to have children when she gave birth to Rylee 10 years ago.
“I’m really excited to be doing it again and have support, and be able to enjoy having a baby, because I couldn’t last time.”
The 30-year-old model revealed that lots of things have happened since she welcomed Rylee into this world, adding that she will have to relearn a lot. And what motivated Tess Holliday to “relearn a lot” is the fact that her friends have been posting on social media new breastfeeding techniques and new bottles that were “overwhelming” for her.
Tess Holliday, who turns 31 next month, also admitted that her second pregnancy wasn’t planned, but nonetheless, she is excited about it. In fact, the plus-size model recently even posed for a nude photoshoot for The Telegraph.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 20, 2016
In April, which was Tess Holliday’s eighth month of pregnancy, the model shared with her Instagram followers that her body looked “overall” the same except for her belly. The plus-size model added that she was “okay with that.”
Tess Holliday also responded to body shamers, saying that it’s not cool to comment on her body things like “You don’t look pregnant” or “You are putting your baby at risk.” However, the model assured that she had learned to be “okay” with comments like that.
Tess Holliday and Australian photographer and artist Nick Holliday became an item after the latter posted a comment under her photo on her social media, saying that he “loves” the way she inspires other women.
And after chatting for seven months, Nick traveled to the United States to visit Los Angeles-based Tess Holliday in 2012. And ever since then the two have been together.
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In fact, Tess Holliday made history last year, when she became the first ever plus-size model to be hired to work at a mainstream modeling agency. The plus-size model also took part in a social media campaign called Eff Your Beauty Standards.
Apart from raising her 10-year-old son and taking care of the newborn, Tess Holliday is busy developing a clothing line with a Canadian retailer, Penningtons.
Facebook has been forced to apologize for banning “undesirable” photos of Tess Holliday, according to ABC News. The social media network banned an Australian ad featuring the plus-size model promoting positive body image in a bikini.
Facebook explained its ban by saying the photo’s depiction was “undesirable” and adding that it violated the company’s advertising guidelines. Tess Holliday appeared in a bikini in the ad for Melbourne’s Cherchez La Femme: Feminism and Fat gathering. But Facebook, it appears, didn’t think the image was “desirable” enough to be featured on its network.
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 24, 2016
Cherchez La Femme: Feminism and Fat gathering then asked Facebook Ads Team why it had banned the image featuring Tess Holliday in a bikini, and the social network giant said it violated the company’s health and fitness policy because “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”
“Ads like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves.”
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