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Plus-Sized Woman Becomes The Biggest Model Ever To Get A Major Contract

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Meet Tess Holliday, a size 22 model who is the first of her size and height to be signed to a major agency.

At 5-foot-5, Holliday, real name Tess Munster, doesn’t fit into the mold of traditional plus-size models, who might typically be a few inches taller and be between sizes 8 and 16.

“I think we’re the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the [Curves] division,” said Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLk Model Management, the agency that signed Holliday after seeing her on Instagram, to the Daily News.

After travelling to Atlanta for a casting session as a teen, Holliday was told she was too short and too heavyset to ever succeed as a model.

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