Tess Holliday Is Rocking A Swimsuit On The Cover Of Cosmo UK

The newest cover girl for Cosmopolitan UK is none other than model and body-positive activist Tess Holliday.

Holliday’s photo isn’t a tight crop on her face and her body isn’t drowning in an oversized coat, as other magazines have been criticized for in the past.

Rather, Holliday posed in a green swimsuit with all of her curves in the frame.

“Phew, I’m literally a COSMO GIRL!! Can’t believe I’m saying that!” Holliday tweeted.

“If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life.”

Holliday was interviewed for the magazine’s October issue about mental health, the #MeToo movement, and diversity in modeling.

And people are so excited to see it.

Many women are saying how important it is to see someone who looks like them front a magazine.

Imagine if we got to see larger women represented in media all the time?

You can see the effect in Holliday’s Instagram comments, too.


This is the second recent cover for Holliday, who was also the digital cover star of Self magazine’s weight issue in June.

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I’m over the moon to finally share- This is totally surreal to see a fat body on the cover of a health magazine 😭🙏🏻 Thank you Self for changing the game with me! 💕 RP @selfmagazine We’re thrilled to share our first ever digital cover, featuring model, author, and fat-positivity activist Tess Holliday (@tessholliday). From editor-in-chief @carolynkylstra’s editor’s letter: “Holliday identifies as a fat woman; we chose to give her a platform because she has insightful things to say about thriving in a world that devalues bodies of size. We also chose to feature her because size representation is necessary, especially for a national health media brand that can help guide the conversation about what it means to be healthy and how to make health accessible. You don’t know how healthy or unhealthy a person is just by looking at them, you don’t know what their health goals and priorities are, and you don’t know what they’ve already done or are planning to do for their health going forward. And moreover, you should know that concern trolling—using a person’s perceived health to justify making them feel bad about themselves—isn’t just counterproductive, it’s abusive.” — Photographer: @catherineservel, Wardrobe Styling: @marpeidro, Hair: @christianmarc at @forwardartists using @randco, Makeup: @kristinhilton at @thewallgroup, Manicure: @nailsbyemikudo at @opusbeauty | #TeamSELF #effyourbeautystandards

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