Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Posts Nearly Naked Pregnancy Pic to "Prove She's Healthy"
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Tess Holiday isn't afraid to take on her haters.

The size-22 model, who's expecting her second child, posted a very revealing photo of herself to prove that she's having a healthy pregnancy.

"Just because we’re plus size, doesn’t mean we have to prove that we’re healthy, just as someone who is smaller than us or average size doesn’t have to prove they are healthy," she captioned the photo, where's she's sporting nothing but a sheet. "We should be able to exist in our bodies. I am technically healthy but my body is no more valid than someone’s who isn’t."

"I was 7 months pregnant in these photos & loved every moment," she added, crediting The Telegraph's Alex Cayley, and ending with the hastag: #effyourbeautystandards."

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The plus-sized beauty kept her bump under wraps at her baby shower over the weekend, where she looked beautiful in a green floral sundress with a halter neckline.

"We had such a magical day celebrating our little sprouts impending arrival!" she wrote with the same beauty-centric hastag.

Holliday is used to battling her critics on social media, but things escalated when the model announced her pregnancy in January.

"As I enter my 8th month, my body overall looks the same other than my belly & I'm okay with that. What I've had to be learn to be okay with (WHICH IS NOT COOL) is the fact that people still think it's okay to comment on my body: 'you don't look pregnant', 'you must be have quadruplets', 'you are putting your baby at risk' & a slew of other uneducated statements that are very far from my reality," she wrote on Instagram in April.

"I'm part of a small minority that's telling you it's okay to not have a perfect baby bump, or not show at all, to be plus size & have a healthy child, & most importantly to find a care provider that doesn't shame you about your size," she continued. "It's also okay to tell someone to f--- off when they give you unsolicited advice about what's 'best' for you & your baby. As women, we know what's best & that's our business. No one else's."

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