Plus-size model Tess Holliday has just given birth to her second child, a baby boy called Bowie Juniper Holliday. The model and her partner, Nick Holliday, welcomed their bundle of joy on Monday, June 13.
Baby Bowie was born weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 22 inches in length. The size 22 30-year-old mother is overjoyed. It is presumed that they chose the name from singer David Bowie, whom Tess was a huge fan of.
Tess told her Instagram followers on Tuesday that she was getting ready to go home with her newborn son.
She wrote, “Our handsome little guy is here, Bowie Juniper Holliday @nickhollidayco snapped this while I was dressing him to go home.”
The photo shows Tess lovingly gazing at her son who wore an outfit printed with large stars. Her partner Nick also shared photos on his own account. In their photo, father and son are nose to nose.
Tess Holliday was born Ryann Hoven. She has a 10-year-old son Rylee from a previous relationship.
During her pregnancy, Tess was even more outspoken about body positivity. She shared many photos of her baby bump and even one daring nude photo that showed off her changing body.
The model has been known to fight back against her critics and online trolls, many of whom insisted that her child was in danger because of her body size. But they seem to have been needlessly concerned for the child who appears to be a healthy baby.
It was in January that Tess confirmed her pregnancy. In May, the beauty had a unique somewhat over-the-top Hawaiian-themed baby shower/housewarming party.
Their Long Beach abode was decorated with pineapple-themed desserts, tropical cocktail umbrellas, and other hints of a Hawaiian vacation.
As a pregnant body advocate, she was not shy about showing off and was in fact proud of her baby bump. She has posted many photos showing her pregnancy, even balancing a cup on her belly while wearing a two-piece bathing suit.
Tess was interviewed by ET while pregnant, and during her interview, she talked of her experience with online trolls, saying she was placing her unborn child in danger because of her weight. She had in fact been cleared by her doctor. There was nothing wrong with her or her baby during her pregnancy.
She also told the media outlet about her decision to upload her nude photos on her social media account. She explains this, saying, “The more they don’t want to see things like that or are criticizing my body, the more I want to do it. Since
Tess Holliday is a confident plus-size model who, despite being told negative comments, just brushes them aside and continues to be positive. In 2012, she started the hashtag #effyourbeautystandards, which is her way of challenging the fashion world’s and society’s beauty ideals.