tess holliday book

Tess Holliday has published the ultimate plus-size girl's guide to life.

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Tess Holliday broke a major fashion barrier when she signed to Milk Model Management as the agency's first-ever size 22 model, and she hasn't slowed down since. 

The 32-year-old model and personality is opening up about her life in an incredibly honest new book, The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl. In it, she reveals a tumultuous childhood, suffering physical abuse at home, bullying at school, and the traumatic shooting of her mother, who survived two gunshots to her head by an abusive ex. 

We sat down with Holliday to talk about her life, dating while plus, and how she deals with trolls and negativity on social media.