Topless photo of American plus-size model Ryann Maegen Hoven aka Tess Holliday nude by Alex Cayley from Instagram (April 2016). Too fat…
Ryann Maegen Hoven (born July 5, 1985), known professionally as Tess Holliday and formerly known as Tess Munster, is an American plus-size model based in Los Angeles. She self-describes as a “body positive activist” and started her #effyourbeautystandards movement on Instagram in 2013. In the same year, she was named by Vogue Italia as one of the top six plus-size models in the world. In 2015, Milk Model Management announced that they had signed Hoven, making her the largest plus-size model to be signed to a mainstream modeling agency.
Hoven was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. Her mother left her father when Hoven was a young child and her family moved at least 40 times before she turned 10.
In June 1995, her mother was paralyzed and disabled after she was shot twice in the head by her fiance, who was charged with attempted murder. At the age of 10, Hoven and her brother moved back to their grandparents’ house in Mississippi while their mother recovered.
Hoven attended Los Angeles High School, where she was bullied from fifth grade on for her weight and pale skin, having a disabled mother and because they lived in a trailer behind her grandparent’s house back garden. She left school at the age of 17, on the first day of 11th grade after receiving death threats and earning her GED.
Hoven has also alleged verbal abuse about her size by her father, but has said that she was supported and encouraged by her mother to become a model. Hoven has now severed contact with her father who she last spoke with in 2013,. Her mother remains disabled and paralyzed.