Tess Holliday / Ryann Maegen Hoven - Landwhale model, Body positive activist, and gigantic fraud

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She's a 22-24 in Layne Bryant/Torrid size,
That's a big negatory. She WAS a size 28 in Torrid... circa 2014. She tried on a pair of their 28 shorts in a Buzzfeed video and made every excuse in the world why her "normal" size 22 wasn't anywhere near what she could actually wear. She's gotten bigger since then, and has now outgrown size 28 in Eloquii, a very generously cut plus sized line of evening gowns.

I'll give her this much: she stayed weight neutral during her second pregnancy, and the result is that she ended up weighing less after she had Bowie than she did when she got pregnant. Here's a photo from that time (shooped of course but even so):
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But she made up for lost time and this is what she looked like within a year:
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That's a big negatory. She WAS a size 28 in Torrid... circa 2014. She tried on a pair of their 28 shorts in a Buzzfeed video and made every excuse in the world why her "normal" size 22 wasn't anywhere near what she could actually wear. She's gotten bigger since then, and has now outgrown size 28 in Eloquii, a very generously cut plus sized line of evening gowns.

I'll give her this much: she stayed weight neutral during her second pregnancy, and the result is that she ended up weighing less after she had Bowie than she did when she got pregnant. Here's a photo from that time (shooped of course but even so):
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But she made up for lost time and this is what she looked like within a year:
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So what do you all think a good estimate her current weight is? We know she lies about her height so its hard to even estimate her bmi because she constantly lies about her true stats.

so is it official that she and nick are done? That divorce will be a glorious shit show.
 

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So what do you all think a good estimate her current weight is? We know she lies about her height so its hard to even estimate her bmi because she constantly lies about her true stats.
When she was around 280 lbs, she said she claimed to weigh 220 lbs on the cover of People.

3 years later, she told Shape she was 280 lbs when she briefly did that promo workout thing with Massy Arias.

Based on that, my guess that she weighs roughly 320-340 lbs at 5'3". That gives her a BMI of roughly 59, twice the BMI of someone who is merely overweight (30) and has a Class III Obesity diagnosis- also known as super morbid obesity.
 

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When she was around 280 lbs, she said she claimed to weigh 220 lbs on the cover of People.

3 years later, she told Shape she was 280 lbs when she briefly did that promo workout thing with Massy Arias.

Based on that, my guess that she weighs roughly 320-340 lbs at 5'3". That gives her a BMI of roughly 59, twice the BMI of someone who is merely overweight (30) and has a Class III Obesity diagnosis- also known as super morbid obesity.
Based on images from self-reporting weight sites, I honestly think she's closer to the 350-380 range.

A successful deathfat I know IRL is about the same height, but claims to be in the 290-300 range. Tess makes her look tiny in comparison. No way only 20-40lbs separates them.
 

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Based on images from self-reporting weight sites, I honestly think she's closer to the 350-380 range.

A successful deathfat I know IRL is about the same height, but claims to be in the 290-300 range. Tess makes her look tiny in comparison. No way only 20-40lbs separates them.
Yeah, Tess looks like she weighs at the very least 350, compared to the earlier photos of her.
 

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I think the 350 could probably be confirmed by comparing to Chantal (up to 400lb - debated) and accounting for the difference in height. I don't know Tess's height, but she's not quite as round as Chantal, then again Chantal is short and has less fat-distribution over her legs.
 

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I'm not a fan of Ashley Graham, but even I will point out that she actually works at keeping her body in decent shape. Yes, she carries a lot of extra fat, but you can't tell me she doesn't work out in order to maintain a certain shape--fat hangs differently on a person with actual muscle mass than it does on a sedentary couchweight, and underneath it all I'll bet she's pretty damned fit.
Ashley Graham is pregnant now and looks positively anorexic next to Tess. She also has the reputation of being a sweetheart, open to creativity, and a blast to work with in the professional MUA artist circles that have done her up from what I hear in the industry. She gets worked on by people who work on big name celebs as well. Tess on the other hand is a known toxic person and has no such cache.
 

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Ashley Graham is pregnant now and looks positively anorexic next to Tess. She also has the reputation of being a sweetheart, open to creativity, and a blast to work with in the professional MUA artist circles that have done her up from what I hear in the industry. She gets worked on by people who work on big name celebs as well. Tess on the other hand is a known toxic person and has no such cache.
I don't think Tess has ever done any of this so I don't get how she's still relevant at all (or ever was, really).
Tess definitely has an Ashley G. voodoo doll. I'm sure her envy is palpable:
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Tess at her thinnest would have needed to lose 75 pounds to compete with pregnant Ashley.
I think it'd take a bit more than 75, since Ashley is 170.

I did a Google search awhile back to see if Tess' claim of being listed as one of the top plus size models was correct. Sadly, it was. She's currently second on the list if you type in 'plus size model', and only Ashley is ahead of her. I just don't get it. She hasn't had a real gig in awhile and she wasn't really THAT relevant to begin with. Did she ever walk on the catwalk before now?


Also I have to say I'm a bit shocked at how many people are saying she's in the 350 range weight-wise. I don't know, I just feel like she's at least 400 by now.
 

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It's London Fashion Week; what's Tess doing there?
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Well, apparently she's packing her own "custom" lingerie from a small company in Tempe, AZ whi is definitely not showing at LFW.
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Why is it custom? Well, first: everything they make is handmade, she ain't special. Secondly: they only go up to 3x. She is a 5x. Ergo, she cannot "model" their standard line. And she isn't modeling for them, she just bought some undies and is acting as if she is modeling. In reality, she's a super morbidly obese woman shaking her rolls in her underwear for attention.

E: oh Getty Images, you never fail! Tess was in attendance at Fashion week not to model or attend any shows - no, she gave a talk on how much the industry is changing and how fats should be moddles. It doesnt look like she got the supah moddle reception she expected.

She attended a random hotel re-opening party. Here's what she looks like next to people sized people her height.
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Here she is doing some portraits before her talk. Her moddle skillz are in full effect: she can play with her jacket, or play with her hair, or play with her jacket, or play with her hair. But never both! That would wind her.
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The stylist did their best, bless. They did a much better job than anyone in NYC did, and she's still as wide as a house so it doesn't matter. Tess looking like she's 6 feet tall when she sits, because she's sitting up elevated by her gigantic rump. She is shaped like a ball.
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Face so full of fillers, she can't even make her moddle open mouth face. Sad!
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I don't want to powerlevel here but this is relevant to the mess that is Tess. I am in "the industry" at large tangentially but have worked in the industry proper behind the camera. I also currently have a very close family member that is really in it, as in a working model. I cannot stress to you what an absolute fucking no-no it is to not be accurate with your current measurements. Like meltdown by the art director fucking level no-no if you show up on set and aren't exactly the sizes they have pulled for you. They'll stuff your boat feet into a sample sized shoe but if you're fatter than the clothing they have ready for you? Kiss your ass and reputation bye with that company/person/director and word travels lightening fast in the industry. You piss off enough people and you're done for, forever. Her being such a giant death-fat (AKA super niche) and gaining some sort of fame and face recognition in the beginning is the only reason she's not working at a Target right now or something. But eventually not even that will save her. It's not worth the nightmare to work with someone who misrepresents themselves to her degree not to mention has such a nasty attitude and back biting reputation.
 

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Here she is doing some portraits before her talk. Her moddle skillz are in full effect: she can play with her jacket, or play with her hair, or play with her jacket, or play with her hair. But never both! That would wind her.
Why on earth would she wear a jacket that is extremely obvious that it’s too tight?? It’s one thing to rock an open jacket that looks like it might be straining if you button/zip it, it’s another to wear one that would never close even if you lost 50lbs.
 

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What i am most curious about is how much each of her gigantic arms weight. Those things have to be heavier than the legs of your average human.
I might have a partial answer to this, thanks to a friend of mine.

This website says "A single liter of human fat weighs approximately 900 grams or 1.9 pounds." My friend is 5'2", which IIRC is the same height as Tess or only an inch shorter, and weighs 110 pounds--not fat, not skinny, but "normal" according to BMI charts. She also has a lot of one-liter plastic bottles for those times when you are advised to store drinking water to prepare for a bad storm.

So today, we took some of the bottles and tried to figure out how many of them to add to my friend's upper arm between elbow and shoulder, to make it about the same size as Tess's. As a guess, if you imagine those bottles were actually made of Play-Doh and could change their shapes to mimic Tess's arm fat, it looks like at least eight or nine liters, which is about 16 to 18 pounds per arm.

That is NOT the weight estimate of one of Tess's upper arms; that's just the estimated weight of the extra fat necessary to make my 110 pound 5'2" friend's upper arm as fat as Tess's.
 

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It's London Fashion Week; what's Tess doing there?
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Well, apparently she's packing her own "custom" lingerie from a small company in Tempe, AZ whi is definitely not showing at LFW.
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Why is it custom? Well, first: everything they make is handmade, she ain't special. Secondly: they only go up to 3x. She is a 5x. Ergo, she cannot "model" their standard line. And she isn't modeling for them, she just bought some undies and is acting as if she is modeling. In reality, she's a super morbidly obese woman shaking her rolls in her underwear for attention.

E: oh Getty Images, you never fail! Tess was in attendance at Fashion week not to model or attend any shows - no, she gave a talk on how much the industry is changing and how fats should be moddles. It doesnt look like she got the supah moddle reception she expected.

She attended a random hotel re-opening party. Here's what she looks like next to people sized people her height.
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Here she is doing some portraits before her talk. Her moddle skillz are in full effect: she can play with her jacket, or play with her hair, or play with her jacket, or play with her hair. But never both! That would wind her.
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The stylist did their best, bless. They did a much better job than anyone in NYC did, and she's still as wide as a house so it doesn't matter. Tess looking like she's 6 feet tall when she sits, because she's sitting up elevated by her gigantic rump. She is shaped like a ball.
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Face so full of fillers, she can't even make her moddle open mouth face. Sad!
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I have thought for awhile that a natural look is the best option for her, hands down. She clearly cannot pull off bright colors (even the orange), but I have seen a couple of decent beauty looks from her and all of them were her looking natural. Nude makeup, straight hair that wasn't teased to hell...I get that she WANTS to be extra, but she shouldn't be.
Damn, that orange glow makeup job from the posed portraits is especially unflattering.
Yeah, she needs to give up on orange. It doesn't look great to begin with on almost anyone, but her skin tone is way off for it.

Oh wow, imagine Tess bragging about being the biggest person at Fashion Week? Also, misusing the word literal (I hope). And she's definitely Shooped some pounds off so I really don't get why she even is bragging about this at this point but whatever.

Steff, I wish she wasn't real.

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