Tess Holliday was looking sensational as she showed off her curves this weekend at a pool party organized for plus-size women encouraging each other’s body positivity.
The 31-year-old plus-size model hit the pool at the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday joined by a host of fellow plus-size activists, bloggers and more for the Golden Confidence Pool Party.
Essie Golden, the co-founder of the pool party series, explained to Daily Mail Online that the event ‘was started to give plus-size women a positive, fun and safe space to wear their swimsuits and to be surrounded by women who look like themThe activist’s event is only in its second year – with events held in New York, LA and in Miami next month – but the demand for Golden Confidence events are already skyrocketing. She even has plans to go international with the pool party series.
‘Many of the women who attend are wearing a swimsuit for the first time in their life. People who attend this event give each other encouragement and boost each other’s confidence,’ she said.
‘Golden confidence is all about embracing your beauty, shining bright, and projecting your confidence in anything you wear.’ And Tess, who welcomed her son Bowie Juniper just last month, certainly looked to be in her element at the event, sporting a multi-colored two-piece swimsuit and a crown of flowers for the event.
Before getting ready for a dip, Tess also modeled a gorgeous, flowing turqoise cover up, befor stripping it off to show off her famous figure.
The model posed for photographers among the nearly 200 people in attendance, many of whom flew in from all over the country for the occasion.And Tess wasn’t the only model on the guest list. Sheila Lopez flew in fromTexas for the event and pledge her support to the Golden Confidence movement, telling.
‘Women should feel like this, and feel like part of a community anywhere they go’Following the party, Tessshared an Instagram post criticizing the media for talking about her post-baby body. ‘Just curious, can I still “flaunt my post baby body” when paparazzi are taking my photo without my knowledge?’ she wrote. ‘I mean, I still look good but yea.. What is the deal with new mothers who are in the spotlight being pressured to bounce right back after
She later added to the post saying:= ‘I’m criticizing the media for the pressure put on new moms, I’m not mad they said I looked good, etc., but the implication that as new mom’s that’s something we should strive for and be proud of.’