Tess Holliday is “really struggling” with her body image.
The 35-year-old model – whose real name is Ryann Maegen Hoven – was diagnosed with an eating disorder in May 2021 and took to Instagram to reveal she’s “really struggling” in a way that she has “never known before”. “
She wrote: “I’ll be honest, I’ve really struggled with body image in ways I’ve never experienced. It’s been almost debilitating because even though y’all see me having fun , sometimes it takes so much work energy just to be able to leave the house.”
The fashion blogger – who became the first model over 18 to model Monif Clarke’s clothing line in 2014 and has since graced the cover of Vogue – went on to explain that while she was the kind of girl who wanted “always” to photograph so far.
She added: “I’m the type of girl who always wants my picture taken, until recently…these are some of the first pictures I’ve taken since a time when I saw myself in them was nice . ” (sic)
However, Tess – who has Bowie Juniper, five, with ex-husband Nick Holliday and Rylee, 16, from a brief previous relationship – concluded her post by noting that despite her issues, she “felt grateful to be moving on. time with his family.
She added, “I’m working on it. Enjoying this family time feeling grateful, even when it’s hard.”
In 2021, Tess claimed she had been diagnosed with anorexia but was now “recovering”.
She said: “I’m anorexic and recovering. I’m not ashamed to say it out loud anymore. I’m the result of a culture that celebrates thinness as a value, but now I can write my own story. “