Model and social media influencer Tess Holliday gets candid in a cover story for Nylon’s digital beauty edition.
The model revealed that she identifies as pansexual more than she does as bisexual saying:
“I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship to my own queerness, and I think the word pansexual speaks to me more than bi does…I feel like a lot of stuff in my life now makes sense. A lot of the things that I felt when I was younger make sense. A lot of the relationships that I had make sense.”
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She also expressed that she is relieved to come to the realization with her sexuality. Especially as it led to her being true to herself. Holliday said:
“I definitely have a sense of relief. I can connect with people on a more intimate level than I was before, because I don’t have to pretend to be someone I’m not.”
Aside from that, the 33-year-old shared her hot take on the issue of abortion. Holliday herself went through an abortion after welcoming her second child.
As a champion of body positivity the model also spoke about the issue of fatphobia:
“Obviously I probably have internalized fatphobia about myself and what the world has ingrained in us,”
“But, like, stepping in the rocks and them cutting into my feet, and then the sun, and the salt water, and me not being able to stay in the waves, and then delivering a face. “I allowed a lot to just get into my head, and I tried so hard to get out of it, but I felt like I just kept digging further.”
Tess Holliday’s feature for the digital beauty issue of Nylon is out now. Head on to their website to read more.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.