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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 small child and her family moved at least 40 times before she turned 10.
In June 1995, her mother 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 alleged that she was bullied for her weight and pale skin,having a disabled mother and because they lived in a trailer behind her grandparent’s houseback garden. She left school at the age of 17 after 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 and her mother remains disabled and paralyzed after being shot by her fiance.