The standard formula for a lot of magazines is to put a highly attractive, smiling woman on the cover. Unfortunately, that formula has been so overdone that people can barely tell the highly attractive, smiling women apart. So, back in 2014, someone came up with the bright idea of putting a fat woman on the cover to get people talking again. The most prominent of those fat women was Tess Holliday and understandably, I suppose, she took it and ran with it. She was a “super-model” and an avatar of “body positivity” who absolutely rejected the idea that she needed to lose weight or that it was unhealthy to be fat… and she was very fat. You’re not talking about a woman who is overweight, but super curvy. No, Tess Holliday is just a big, fat woman with a relatively pretty face. If you’re a guy, chances are, your head wouldn’t turn if you passed her on the street because she’s not attractive. (I hate to be this blunt about anyone’s looks, but if people are going to pretend Holliday is some amazingly attractive supermodel, someone has to interject some reality).
Well, she’s now 35 years old and although the weight never looked good on her, it’s looking even worse now. Which brings us to the Grammys. Holliday wore a dress there and… let’s just say it didn’t go well for her.
Tess Holliday has insisted that ‘society hates fat people’ after the $490 strawberry dress she was criticized for wearing to the Grammys went viral months later because ‘a bunch of skinny people wore it on TikTok.’
The 35-year-old plus-sized model dazzled in the whimsical pink tulle frock by designer Lirika Matoshi when she walked the red carpet in January, but she’s hardly gotten any credit for the popularity of the dress, which has taken over social media this summer.