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Size 22 model Tess Holliday is just a few weeks away from giving birth, and the expectant mom spent her Memorial Day weekend flaunting her baby bump in a two piece swimsuit.
The 30-year-old, who is nine months pregnant, took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo of herself cooling off in a Los Angeles rooftop pool as she balanced a red Solo cup on top of her stomach.
‘Showing off my #babybump skills. Bikini by @torridfashion #38weeks #babyhollidayontheway,’ she captioned the image, which sees her modeling a black bandeau top and black and hot pink striped bathing suit bottoms.
Total talent: Tess Holliday took to Instagram on Monday to share this playful snapshot of herself as she balance a red Solo cup on her baby bump
Feeling peaceful: Tess, who is 38 weeks along, spent Memorial Day weekend at a rooftop pool in Los Angeles with her friend, make-up artist Priscilla Ono
In the playful snapshot, Tess’ hands are held in the air as she stays focused on balancing her drink on her stomach.
The plus-size star kept her auburn hair pulled back in a tight bun an accessorized her swimsuit with pink sunglasses and oversized gold earrings.
Tess was joined by her friend, make-up artist Priscilla Ono, during her relaxing day at the rooftop at TenTen Wilshire, and the two were filmed with their hands on the pool’s steps as they kicked their legs and splashed the water behind them.
Priscilla also took to Instagram to post a picture of them posed in the water as they both flashed peace signs for the camera.
‘Memorial Day pool party with my babe @tessholliday #GirlPower #PoolDaze,’ Priscilla captioned the playful image.
Tess, who has been facing ongoing criticism about her size since she announced she was pregnant with her second child, undoubtedly enjoyed her relaxing pool day after weeks of insisting that her weight is not harming her unborn child in any way.
Just a few weeks ago, Facebook came under fire for initially denying Australian group Cherchez la Femme’s request for an advertisement featuring a photograph of a bikini-clad Tess to promote its latest body positive event, called Feminism and Fat.
The social networking app said it wouldn’t allow the group to promote their event because the picture of Holliday ‘violates Facebook’s Ad Guideline’s by promoting an idealized physical image’.
Under fire: Facebook recently apologized for denying a request for an advertisement featuring Tess (pictured) because the image was against their ‘health and fitness policy’
Putting it out there: The 30-year-old proudly showed off her bump in another nude image posted to Instagram earlir this month as she hit back at critics who claim her weight could harm her baby
However, after significant social media backlash and media coverage, Facebook apologized and said the rejection of the ad was ‘an error’.
And in an interview with ET earlier this month, Tess hit back at critics who insist her weight is a danger to her unborn child, claiming that her doctor had just given her a clean bill of health.
‘I literally saw my OB/GYN yesterday and everything’s fine,’ she said.
She added: ‘He’s happy. Everything’s fine and I’m fine.’
Tess also discussed with the publication her decision to post nude photos on social media, despite the criticism she ultimately receives from online trolls.
All good: Tess said that her OB/GYN has given her the all clear, adding that ‘he’s happy. Everything’s fine and I’m fine’
Proud of her body: Tess, recently posed for a nude photoshoot while seven months pregnant, taking to Instagram a few weeks ago to share one of her nude portraits
‘The more they don’t want to see things like that or are criticizing my body, the more I want to do it,’ she said. ‘Since you are complaining about my covered-up photo, I am going to give you a nude photo to make you even angrier.’
Her latest racy snap appeared on her Instagram on a few weeks ago, featuring the pregnant mom displaying her bump at 37 weeks and poking fun at people who tell her: ‘I can’t tell you’re pregnant.’
She wrote in the snap’s caption: ‘I will continue to live unapologetically, to thrive in this body, prove the naysayers wrong and laugh at the ignorance.’
It’s just the latest instance that Tess has bared her bod for her fans—and critics—as she previously shed her clothes while seven months pregnant to pose stark naked for a sultry new photoshoot celebrating her size 22 figure.
Tess proudly took to Instagram on to share a nude photo of herself, which was taken last month during her shoot with The Telegraph.
Celebrate good times! Tess and her fiancé Nick Holliday had a combined housewarming and baby shower earlier this month
Take that! Tess shared this photo to hit back at body-shaming critics last month as she insisted that she and her baby are healthy
When captioning the portrait, Tess used a quote from her interview with the British publication, writing: ‘What I want to say to you is that when people told me I couldn’t model, I would always think, I’ve literally had some of the s****est things happen to me and survived them, so me being a model is not the most ridiculous thing that I have had happen to me. I’ve never taken no for an answer.’
Tess ended the message using her famous hashtag #effyourbeautystandards, which she started using in 2012 to fight society’s beauty ideals.
Despite her critics, Tess has been enjoying her pregnancy, and earlier this month she threw a tropical-themed baby shower—which doubled as a housewarming party—and invited her nearest and dearest to come celebrate with her and her fiancé Nick Holliday.
The social media star, who was born Ryann Hoven, is already a mom to a ten-year-old son, Rylee, whom she had with a previous boyfriend she no longer speaks to.
There at their Long Beach, California home, guests were treated to a faux-Hawaiian getaway, complete with straw umbrellas, pineapple-shaped desserts, drinks with cute cocktail umbrellas.