Tess Holliday modeling for Victoria’s Secret? Not quite, but close enough – ladies of all shapes and sizes and famous plus-size model Tess Holliday (who says she is a size 22 US) created their own VS-like runway show and rocked the catwalk in lingerie.
More details from Buzzfeed:
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event that happens every year, and the models who walk in the show are often regarded as the most beautiful women on earth. It’s safe to say that there is a Victoria’s Secret “type” of model. The women are usually all cisgender, with long hair (though several models had short hair this year), extremely tall, and of course, thin. But if you look around you, you’ll see the beauty in the everyday woman. So we decided to put on our own fashion show — with women from all shapes and sizes. Here’s what happened!
Watch the video below!
Plus-size model Tess Holliday on not feeling ready for the runway because she just had a baby:
‘I’ve never been the kind of model that gets to be part of runway shows, especially lingerie because of my size and height but I did the damn thing. It’s full of diversity, the way VS shows should be. I was definitely really nervous to show my stomach because I don’t really ever show this much of my stomach — especially because I have a five-and-a-half-month-old baby.’
So, I did a thing [email protected] recreated their version of the #victoriasecretfashionshow & I walked the runway in my diiiiiivine @catherinedlish dressing gown & my undies! 🙈 I've never been the kind of model that gets to be part of runway shows, especially lingerie because of my size & height but I did the damn thing. My husband was cheering me on in the back & even though I was terrified, damn if it wasn't liberating! The link to watch the video is in my bio, & please do! It's full of diversity, the way VS shows should be 💁🏻 Thank you to @jazzmynejay & @sheridanbwatson for the opportunity & @curvycoutureintimates for capturing this image 💯🙌🏻💋#6monthspostpartum #effyourbeautystandards @effyourbeautystandards