This year has been a hectic one for plus size model Tess Holliday.
In August, the 33-year-old graced the front cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
While the shoot was meant to be a celebration of inclusivity, it proved to be a controversial move for some.
Despite backlash from the likes of Piers Morgan and others, the size 20 bombshell is refusing to let the hate hold her back.
This week, the curvy babe shared a naked snap to champion body positivity.
In the image, Tess stripped off before reclining in a field of hay.
With nothing but a shawl to protect her modesty, the model’s curves and tattoos were on full display.
Alongside the image, the Instagram star wrote: “This month tested my mental health, but here I am, still standing, still grateful, still happy, still a fat covergirl… but I’m also f****** exhausted.
“I know this photo will p*** people off, it will be shared worldwide while being mocked & judged, saying how I’m ‘negatively affecting’ impressionable young minds, & I’m prepared for that.”
While the American star is expecting some backlash, she remains strong on her body positivity mission.
She added: “My body has always felt like a war zone, but I’ve made peace with that. It’s your minds that need to change.
“This is a photo that wasn’t used from my @selfmagazine cover shoot a couple months ago & I am still in awe of how beautifully @catherineservel captured me.
“Eff your beauty standards.”
More than 107,500 people have liked the sultry snap over the last two days.
(Pic: INSTAGRAM/tess holliday)
Despite Tess’ fears that she’d be met with negativity, many of the comments were in support of her.
One fan wrote: “You’re beautiful inside and out! Thank you.”
Another said: “So beautiful you inspire me on the daily.”
A third added: “You’re my inspiration miss Tess. Thank you.”