Rylee Holliday is the son of Tess Holliday, an American plus-size model, make-up artist, author, and positive-body activist. Rylee was born when his mother was 20, meaning he is around 17 years old. He has one sibling called Bowie Juniper Holliday. His mother had him in her previous relationship before marrying Nick Holliday, the father of Rylee’s younger brother.
Rylee Holliday is a student, but the details of his high school and his educational level have not been revealed to the public by his mother. His younger brother is a first grader, but details of the school he attends have not been revealed either.
Rylee’s mother struggled growing up, as her classmates often bullied her. They bullied her for her pale skin, weight, disabled mother, and their living conditions since they lived in a trailer.
Tess Holliday’s father verbally abused Tess for her weight, but her mother gave her hope and encouraged her to become a model. She left school and earned her General Educational Development at 17.
When Rylee’s mother was 15, she auditioned at a casting call for plus-size models in Atlanta, Georgia, but she was told she was too short. Tess moved to Seattle, working as a make-up artist, creative director, and hair stylist in fashion shows.
Tess began her professional modeling career in 2011 when she moved to Los Angeles; at the time, she was working as a receptionist in a dental office. The was a search for the House of Dreams Model by Torrid, which she responded to and got the job. A&E also chose her to be the face of Heavy, a documentary series. After her breakthrough in modeling, she was featured in adverts, fatshion blogs, plus size clothing lines, and she models accessories.
Rylee’s mother was contacted by Vh1 and auditioned for The Big Girls Club. She has since been featured in Vogue Italia, appeared in Nylon Magazine, and shot a campaign for Benefit Cosmetics. In everyBodyisflawless, a video released in 2014, Rylee’s mother is featured alongside other plus-size models such as Nadia Aboulhosn and Gabbi Gregg.
Milk Model Management Agency signed Tess to Curves, their plus-size division; she was the largest plus-size model to be signed by a mainstream modeling agency. Rylee’s mother has used her body and boldness to speak against body shaming.
In her personal life, Tess had her first child when she was twenty; she then got married, but her husband was abusive, and they divorced in 2020. In 2019 she came out as pansexual, and she is currently taking care of her kids as a single mom.
Rylee Holliday is not active on social media platforms; he is probably focusing on his studies at the moment, but his mother is active, mostly on Instagram, where she likes posting pictures and videos. Rylee does not often show up for pictures and videos as his younger brother does.
On Instagram, Rylee’s mother has 2.5 million followers, follows 3.6k users, and has posted over six thousand times. She sometimes posts pictures of his sons, and you can find a few posts with Rylee on them. Tess is also on Twitter, which she joined in 2009, and has over 88k followers.