In a society where size equals beauty, it is refreshing to see a story such as this! 29 year old Mississippi native Tess Munster empowered women around the world by becoming the first plus size model of her size. Rocking a curvacious size 22 and standing at a height of 5'5, she has just been signed to the London-based MiLK Model Management.
"I feel like it's breaking ground, this is a milestone." The model told the New York Daily News after signing her contract.
She has put the question in our head of "Does size really matter?" The Fashion industry standard for professional plus-size models usually wears a
U.S. size 8 to 16 and stands at least 5 feet 8 inches tall.
MiLK Model Management owner and director Anna Shillinglaw says that despite the positivity surrounding Munster’s career, “I
see a lot of negative comments as well, and I ignore those. I know she’s
healthy and active.”
“We’re all built differently,” said Shillinglaw, who found the model
on Instagram. “Maybe people can lose weight if they walked more and ate
less, but it’s so easy to say that. Everyone has their things in life.” With the fashion world's
ongoing battle to feature ladies of different sizes, I'd say this a
significant step in the right direction.
What are your views? Do you feel the fashion industry is headed in a positive direction?