Meet Model & Fitness Influencer Tess Annique

After getting clean and sober, she’s been sharing inspirational photos of impressive physique on Instagram.

Make Up: @makeupbyalexis, Hair: Brandon Hall/@justaguywithabrush, Trainer: Kevin Bodda/@kevinbfit, Gym: Fit Club LV/@fitclub, Top: Zara, Bottoms: Forplay, Wraps: Nike, Jewelry: Hottie
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The toned physique of Tess Annique is no accident. A first-generation U.S. citizen born to German parents, the flourishing fitness influencer was signed to Elite Model Management at 16 and scored her first modeling gig with Cosmopolitan. 

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Annique went on to pose for major labels like Marcus Neiman, Nike and Guess before recently walking in three shows at Miami Swim Week. 

Top: Zara, Bottoms: Forplay, Wraps: Nike, Jewelry: Hottie

Perhaps her most exciting project is Wellness With Tess, a lifestyle brand focused on fitness, food, mental health, spirituality and general wellness that was born of her decision to get sober in 2017. 

Bra and Shorts: Adam Selman, Gloves: Nike

She’s since experienced a body transformation, but weight loss wasn’t a motivating factor.  

“I didn’t get sober because I wanted to lose 10 pounds. I got sober because I sick of being miserable and I wanted to get happy,” she writes on WWT

“Working out and moving my body made me happy. Learning to cook healthy food made me happy. Being proud of who I was made me happy.”

If you’re looking for a bit of fitness goal motivation, check out more from her Instagram here: