Tess Holliday Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics


Born Name

Ryann Maegen Hoven

Nick Name

Tess Holliday, Tess Munster, Tess Typhoon

Tess Holliday during a sunny selfie in August 2020
Tess Holliday during a sunny selfie in August 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Laurel, Mississippi, United States




She went to a school but dropped out in 11th standard (due to death threats and bullying) after earning her GED.


Plus-size model, blogger, makeup artist, activist


  • Father – Doug Hoven (Previously sold car parts)
  • Mother – Beth Hoven (Was a store worker)
  • Siblings – She has a brother.


As a model, she is signed with these agencies –

  • Mavrick Artists Agency
  • Milk Model Management




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


138 kg or 304 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Tess Holliday dated –

  1. Nick Holliday (2012-Present) – In 2012, via Tumblr, Tess met Australian businessman, photographer, and artist Nick Holliday. They talked online for 7 months and finally got engaged on July 5, 2014. The duo has 1 son, Bowie Juniper Holliday (b. June 2016).

Tess also has another son Rilee from her previous affair who was born when Tess was just 20.

Tess Holliday and Nick Holliday
Tess Holliday and Nick Holliday

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Cat-eye
  • Pale skin
  • Retro-inspired waves
  • Lots of Tattoos (over 30 tattoos on her body)


52-49-56 in or 132-124.5-142 cm

Tess Holliday in a paid partnership with Fabletics in July 2020
Tess Holliday in a paid partnership with Fabletics in July 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Dress Size

22 (US) or 54 (EU)

Bra Size


Shoe Size

8.5 (US) or 39 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Tess has advertised for her own clothing lines launched in collaboration with big retailers and famous plus size brands.

Tess has been the face of A&E TV show Heavy.

Best Known For

Being the first size 22 supermodel to gain wide attention.

First Film

Tess appeared in a documentary film A Perfect 14 as herself in 2017.

First TV Show

In 2015, Tess guest appeared in comedy series Gay of Thrones as herself in just 1 episode.

Personal Trainer

Tess doesn’t seem to be working out.

She has been pictured eating ice creams, tacos, and junk food. She has claimed that she doesn’t diet at all.

Tess Holliday Favorite Things

  • Icon – Miss Piggy
  • Body Part – Buttocks
  • Clothing Brands – ModCloth, ASOS Curve, Forever 21, Torrid

SourcePeople, Wikipedia, Seventeen

Tess Holliday wearing a face mask during Corona crisis time in August 2020
Tess Holliday wearing a face mask during Corona crisis time in August 2020 (Tess Holliday / Instagram)

Tess Holliday Facts

  1. Tess did a n*ked photoshoot for the first time in 2012.
  2. Holliday is the world’s first size 22 supermodel.
  3. In January 2015, she became the biggest sized model to be signed by a top agency – Milk Management UK.
  4. She started selling t-shirts with the phrase “Eff Your Beauty Standards” in late 2014. She donates some of the profit to a charity.
  5. #effyourbeautystandards movement was started by her in 2013 on Instagram.
  6. Tess started modeling in 2010 after getting encouragement from her mom.
  7. Tess didn’t become a model by chance. She always wanted to be a model.
  8. Before she was 10, her family had shifted base approx 40 times.
  9. When Tess was young, her mom left the family for a person who later shot her mom in the head twice.
  10. In school, she faced bullying problem, starting from 5th grade, primarily because of her growing weight. Due to bullying, she finally left school at 17 (on the first day of her 11th standard).
  11. As a child, she used to live in a trailer, kept at the back of her grandparents’ house garden.
  12. She also has her septum (nose) pierced.
  13. Tess launched her own clothing line “mblm by Tess Holliday” in collaboration with Canadian plus size retailer Penningtons in January 2016.
  14. Tess was discovered by Milk Management on social media.
  15. She has done modeling for Yours Clothing, Simply Be, Torrid, etc.
  16. Visit her official website @ tessholliday.com.

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  1. She cannot possibly be a US size 22 if her measurements are 52-49-59. That would make her a size 30 at least! Maybe her measurements are innacurate.

  2. Her measurements cannot possibly be 52-49-56. My measurements are 56-46-58 and I weigh 205 and wear a size 14. Granted I also lift weights and a good percentage of my weight is muscle, but she has to weigh closer to 400lbs, not the 280 she claims.

  3. omg she needs help like a gym and a therapist pronto or i hope she knows that if she was 2 make it to 50 years old the damage done most likely undo able poor thing why are the ones close to he lieing to her its not even a little tiny bit healthy

    • there are people who are very thin with horrible health issues i know because i see it every day , im a nurse and thin people are bad off too so whats their excuse im all of 94 pounds and have alot of issues

  4. Everyone saying those aren’t her measurements or size: I weigh 290 lbs (131 kg). My measurements are 52-46-57. I wear a size 22 US, sometimes a size 24. I can even fit into 18 and 20, if they aren’t fitted.

  5. 5’9, 310 lbs, 49-43-57 and wear a 22 – (loose)24 in most jean brands. However, dress sizes tend to be 2 sizes smaller than jean sizes, at least in my experience. So, with her 22 dress size and 49″ waist, she probably wears at least a US 26 in jeans. Unless, she’s okay with having a muffin top situation. In which case, with her 56″ hips she could probably squeeze into a 22 jean. In my opinion, just because it zips, doesn’t mean it fits.


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