Tess Holliday is a gorgeous model & influencer with over 2.4 million followers on Instagram; she’s also the founder of “EFF YOUR BEAUTY STANDARDS.” She recently received some unneeded “talk” in a Doctor’s waiting room by another woman. Tess responded by posting an Instagram video and received unanimous praise from everyone!
She Was Literally Minding Her Own Business
In her video, Tess talks about how she was casually minding her own business in the waiting room when a woman started having a chat with her. According to Tess:
“She says: ‘You are so pretty. You have a beautiful face and you have beautiful hair.’ And I mean, I look like this, and my face is covered, but I’m like: ‘Oh, thank you!’”
A pretty decent conversation, right? It was until the woman decided to take it to another level. Tess continued:
“But she couldn’t just leave it there, she then proceeded to tell me, ‘Why don’t you just lose a little bit of weight?’”
Yep, there it is. From harmless small-talk to hurting feelings, this woman went all over the place with Tess. Tess continued:
“I looked at her, took a breath and I said, and I still can’t believe I said this, look at me smiling, I’m so proud of myself, I looked at her and I said: ‘Ma’am, I am one of the most famous plus-size models in the world; I think I’m doing okay,’”
“Then she goes: ‘You know, I just stop eating when I’m not hungry anymore.’ And I just said, ‘Bodies are weird.’ And then I looked at my phone and God bless, I hear Terry the nurse say my name, and I was like, ‘Bye!’”
After the encounter, Tess continued:
“I’m proud of myself. I’m proud of myself for standing up for myself even though she will never get it and there was no reason for me to explain myself in that situation,”
Tess wrote in the caption of her video:
“I don’t often give myself enough credit, & my energy this year is very much to cut that sh*t out…#effyourbeautystandards“
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