Meet history making plus-size model Tess Munster

THIS is Tess Munster, who sometimes goes by the name of Tess Holliday.

The 29-year-old, from Mississippi in the US, has become the first woman of her size to be signed to a major modelling agency.

MiLK Model Management's Anna Shillinglaw said Tess is a size 24 in the UK and about 5ft 5in tall (165cm), making her bigger and shorter than any model signed by Curves in the past.

MiLK Model Management announced the contract with plus-size division Curves in a post on Instagram:

She's such an important role model for so many women.

She has amassed a huge following on social media in recent years after starting the #EffYourBeautyStandards campaign, which tried to help women feel positive about their bodies.

Tess told the Huffington Post:

I understand not everyone understands what I'm about. But to me it's such a simple concept.

It's all about loving your body regardless of your size and chasing your dreams.