In 2005, Tess was employed at Walmart. There she fell in love with someone and she became pregnant form this romantic affairs when she was just 20 years old. She finally gave birth to a son named Rylee during that time.
In 2012, Tess met love of her life Nick Holliday on Tumblr. Nick Holliday is a photographer and artist as well as a businessman from Australia. They were together for several months and they finally got engaged on 5th of July 2015. They are about to get married soon and be each other's loving spouse. She has never been married and divorced.
Tess was enrolled at Los Angeles High School. She was severely abused and bullied there so she left her school when she was in her 11th grade. Her mother was her inspiration as she encouraged her to be a plus size model. Once she auditioned for plus models but she was accepted to work for print advertisements or catalogue work. She began working as a make-up artist. She has been modeling career since 2007. During that time she also worked at a Los Angeles dental office. She has been signed to Milk Model Management since the early 2015. The actual figure about her annual salary and net worth is unknown.