Missisippi born and L.A. bred, Tess has been modelling since 2010. She cut her teeth working for many indie designers and brands. She continues to work for some to show support for those who support her, such as Orchard Corset, Domino Dollhouse, and Jessica Louise Clothing.
In early 2015 she broke boundaries when she was signed to MiLK Management in the UK, making her the first model of her size to be signed to a major agency
She started the body positive movement #effyourbeautystandards in 2013, and continues to pursue this avenue to empower people from all walks of life to embrace the body they are in right now.