I think the fashion industry is finally getting it……the whole world does not wear a size 2! So today the fashion world made headlines with plus-size model Tess Holliday, who is the first woman of her size and height to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency. “SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger,” the U.K.-based MiLK Management announced on Twitter. Holliday, who wears a size 22 and is 5’5″, calls what has happened a dream come true. “It’s something that I’ve wanted my whole life, so to even think that it’s happened, it feels like an out-of-body experience,” the 29-year-old tells PEOPLE.
I think this is refreshing and necessary! It is important the industry, that has created this impossible image of a woman looking like a perfected masterpiece. It translate to the world that looking frail and skinny should be the ultimate goal in body image. In 2015, that is further from the truth. I do not recommend obesity, only because it comes with health risk similar to diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. I do promote being comfortable and healthy in your body, no matter what size it is.