US plus-size model Tess Holliday is the star of Cosmopolitan UK’s latest issue. The cover has been praised as a win for body positivity, not only because a “visibly fat woman” is on the front of a major fashion magazine, but because it has also given an OG curve-acceptance warrior a bigger platform to share her much-needed message.
“A magazine like that has never put someone like me, and actual fat body, on the cover of a magazine,” Tess said of her issue with Cosmopolitan. “To be on a glossy where you actually see my body, they haven’t altered how I look, makes me really, really proud.”
And though this is probably one of the biggest accomplishments of her career, there’s much more to Tess than her weight and body. And since that’s exactly the message she’s trying to spread, here are 10 things your probably didn’t know about latest Cosmo girl, Tess Holliday!