Ryann Maegen Hoven is better known as Tess Holliday. She is an American plus-size model based in Los Angeles, who recently shared her latest photo shoot.
The 32-year-model has revealed photos from her 60s-themed swimsuit shoot, and she admits she wishes she could go back in time and tell her teenage self that she would grow up to be living her dream, reports Daily Mail.
The size 22 model shared on her Instagram account @tessholliday, with more than 1.5m followers to date, photos from her new campaign for Alpine Butterfly, a fashionable swimsuit line made for women who are size L to 5X.
On her Instagram story, she also shared a throwback picture taken when she was 14 and a snapshot of herself wearing a floral bikini from her recent photo shoot, explaining:
“I wish someone would have told me that I would be living my dream and even fatter but happy!”
In the first image, she is smiling and wearing a white T-shirt while posing in front of a Christmas tree. In the second one, which is more glamorous, she poses in a pink kitchen wearing a blue two-piece, featuring high-waisted bottoms.
The 32-year-old body positive model struck a pose wearing a blue two-piece swimsuit
Confident and bold. “Feeling like a 60’s princess,” she wrote on this photo of herself in a black one-piece with cutouts
Tess also posted behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot in January in which she is kneeling on a pink bed in a gingham two-piece, she captioned the picture saying: “My first of 2018 was literally a 60’s pink dream, so basically my entire life aesthetic TBH.”
Recently, she announced the launch of the swim-wear campaign by sharing a photo of herself wearing an amazing black one-piece featuring cutouts.
The mother-of-two admits that the stunning photos from the new campaign have her ‘falling in love’ with herself even more than before.
Stunning swimsuit. Alpine Butterfly is a fashionable swimsuit line made for women who are size L to 5X
The size 22 model is smelling a rose while posing in a rose-covered one-piece
The model, who is obviously content with the amazing photo-shoot, admitted that the stunning pictures made her feel even better about herself.
“The campaign I shot for @alpinebutterflyswim launched today & has me falling in love with myself even more… feeling like a 60’s princess,” Tess wrote.
Also, she explains that it was great to be enjoying herself after having a difficult few months. She wrote on one photo of herself, sporting glamorous make-up and voluminous hair,”After quite a long road of feeling sad/lost, it sure is nice to be doing what I love & be genuinely happy.”
Dreamy background: flowers and pink walls
Posing on a furry pink blanket while wearing a blue gingham two-piece
Here she is lying on the floor with her head propped on a red chair
The beautiful model on duty
She shared behind-the-scenes images and videos from the shoot
Tess said she couldn’t wait for her fans to see the photo shoot
The model described the shoot as ‘magical,’ with a set that was ‘literally a 60s pink dream’
“(Even tho I’m not smiling on the outside, I am on the inside!) Yesterday was magical & I might just keep posting all the photos if that’s ok? K?”
The model often uses social media to raise awareness of body positivity, LGBTQ issues, and women’s rights.
The size 22 model and her husband Nick, on the day of the Women’s March, honored the day by celebrating womens figures. Her husband stood with those individuals participating in the Women’s March with a statement about respecting women, together with a nude photo of the model.
“Women deserve respect, whether they are completely naked or covered head to toe,”Nick wrote in the caption.
Another Tess photo series…
“I’m too sick to march, so I worked on this photo we shot a few weeks ago to post today,” her husband, Nick added. “No alterations to her body or bare face have been made.”
In the photo, Tess poses naked with her back to the camera and her hair tied in a ponytail.
In another post, Tess, as a tribute to the Women’s March, shared an image of herself with young Rylee, wearing a Disney birthday pin and a hooded sweatshirt.
“Happy 12th Birthday to my oldest son, Rylee!”she wrote. “It’s been such an honor being your mom and watching you grow into a little man.”