We all know Tess Holliday as the biggest model (size 22) to sign with a major agency and as the founder of #EffYourBeautyStandards. But did you know she originally started as a plus size pinup model? In fact, I first found Tess while watching Cherry Dollface's pinup makeup and hair tutorials on YouTube. She'd occasionally come on as a guest, and then started making videos of her own that I loved to watch. I'll never quite be able to wield a curling iron or lip liner in such an artful manner, but man do I love to watch her do it.
That being said, I'm completely over the moon with joy that Holliday has finally been recognized for the amazing and beautiful person she is. She is a hard worker and kind hearted human being who truly deserves all her success and more. But Holliday isn't the only plus size babe rocking the pinup world. Not even close.
Just a quick search on your phone will reveal that there are tons of models on Instagram who can serve as empowering inspiration for us plus size ladies (and heck, all ladies) everywhere. (Seriously, their perfectly on fleek eyebrows alone will inspire you endlessly.) So check out these gorgeous ladies (and follow them on Instagram)!
Queenie Von Curves
Miss Mozzy Dee
Miss Alyssa Kit
This pinup beauty straight up looks like a painting. Full disclosure: I spent like 20 minutes just looking through her feed. Her daring style and dreamy golden locks are reminiscent of the drawings that inspired pinup fashion to begin with — and that's a serious compliment.
And One Final Pic Of Tess Holliday, Because How Could I Not?
Images: Tess Holliday/Facebook; cherry_dlish, flippabird, ladyliverkiller, feministunicorn, spookyfatbabe, queenie_von_curves, missmozzydee, aprilraquel92, ivorylovelust, missalyssakitt, tessholliday/Instagram