Tess Holliday's recent interview with Paper brought up a lot of good points about the invisibility of plus-size models over a size 14 in the industry. However, her disdain for the term "curvy" has sparked quite a bit of debate, with another plus-size model stepping in.

UK plus-size model Felicity Hayward spoke out against Holliday's refusal to use the term "curvy."

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Hayward took issue with Holliday's quote about the "curvy" label being "insulting."

"I don't want to be called 'curvy sexy-licious,'" Holliday said in the interview. "That's ridiculous. It's insulting!"

Hayward responded that in the UK, plus-size models start from a size 10 to 12 (which is a US size 6 or 8), so using the term "plus-size" to describe models of that size is more problematic.

"And the average size woman in the UK is a size 16, that’s why a lot of models don’t like to use the term plus-size because they are a size 12, they’re not really above average," Hayward explained to Daily Mail.

Hayward also said she actually prefers the word "curvy," insisting plus-size isn't a universal term.

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"I am curvy and I like that word. I prefer it to plus-size personally for me because I feel it describes my body shape more," Hayward explained.

This is a direct contrast to Holliday's quote: 

"I think it's incredibly frustrating that all these women capitalize off a marginalized group and when they become famous they are too good for it," Holliday said. "One of them was just in a Lane Bryant campaign."

While Holliday was most likely referring to Ashley Graham, who publicly refuses to use the term plus-size to describe her size 14 body (and was just in a Lane Bryant campaign), Hayward isn't for the divide that Holliday's statement causes.

"There are a lot of girls that have hashtags that are specifically for curvy women, and I understand that I do, I’m not saying that the term is bad," Hayward replied. "But there are so many girl gangs going on a the moment and everyone just needs to support each other."

Hayward's solution? Just ditch the labels.

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“You should love yourself and know your worth as a person rather than any labels or any flaws,” Hayward stated.

 While unfortunately that doesn't seem like it's happening any time soon, it's still something we can fight for. And whether you're like Graham and prefer to not use the term "plus-size," or like Holliday and don't like the term "curvy," whatever terms you choose to use to describe your body are totally up to you — and it's not our place to criticize anyone else's choices.