“Why Don’t You Just Lose A Little Bit Of Weight”: Famous Model Shares How She Was Body Shamed

Well-known American plus-size model Tess Holliday is going viral on Instagram for a video that she shared. The 36-year-old LA-based body positivity activist and the founder of ‘Eff Your Beauty Standards’ shared how she shut down a woman criticizing her for her weight while waiting for an appointment at the doctor’s office with a couple of very snappy comebacks.

The video quickly gained popularity, and at the time of writing sits at over 144k views. It also sparked an important discussion about how even some of the most recognizable celebrities can still bear the brunt of body shaming.

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Scroll down to watch Tess’ full video, dear Pandas. When you’re done, let us know in the comments what you thought of the entire situation and if you would have done anything differently.

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Plus-size model Tell Holliday is known around the world

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Recently, she shared how she shut down a body-shamer who was waiting at the doctor’s office just like she was

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Tess immediately drew her critic’s attention to the fact that she’s doing pretty well as a world-renowned plus-size model. In fact, she’s so well-known, she has a whopping 2.5 million fans on Instagram and another half a million on TikTok.

However, the line that made a lot of internet users do a double-take was when the woman criticizing her said, “You know, I just stop eating when I’m not hungry anymore.” Tess came back with: “Bodies are weird.” Then the nurse called her name and that was the end of that interaction.

The plus-size model revealed last May that she struggles with anorexia. “People said I was lying. There are people who believe I was saying this to get attention. I’ve had some people say, ‘You’re doing this to stay relevant.’ I laugh because I know it’s untrue, but it’s so indicative of what a large problem this is,” Tess wrote on Today about how people reacted to this piece of news.

“I feel grateful that I’m tough enough to talk about this, but I’ve since taken a lot of steps backwards in my recovery. I’ve regressed. I haven’t eaten today. It’s 11 o’clock and I’ve had two sips of coffee, and I feel sick. This has been extremely hard on my mental and physical health.”

Tess believes that people should be able to eat as much as they want and whatever they want without being criticized. She also embraces the word ‘fat’ and thinks that a woman’s size should not dictate their fashion choices.

This isn’t the first time that Bored Panda has featured plus-size model Tess. You’ll find our previous article about her very first modeling photoshoot right here.

Here’s how internet users reacted to the popular model’s Instagram video

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