Model Tess Annique Shares Exclusive Photo Shoot

The model and fitness influencer has shared some eye-popping new pics.

Model: Tess Annique @tessannique
Photographer: Mario Barberio @mariobarberio
Stylist: Annie T. Hellreich @itsanniet
Make Up: Christina Barras @christinabarras
Hair: Brian Christopher @brianchrist0pher
Location: DTLA Loft @dtla_loft

Tess Annique has been living large since we last spoke to the rising model and fitness influencer. And her secret to success, at least partially, has been clean living.

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Annique, who has posed for elite designers like Natalia Fedner and Usama Ishtay as well as brands like Nike and Guess, walked again at 2022 Miami Swim Week for multiple brands, including Beach Bunny Swimwear.

“Gearing up for these shows is always a lot of work, but once the week is here, it’s so gratifying. I love training for a show or an event like Miami Swim Week. It’s such a fun challenge. The week was filled with lots of fashion shows and events.”

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One of her favorite events, she says, was the 2022 Maxim Hot 100 Party in Miami celebrating Paige Spiranac’s position atop the buzzy list.

“My relationship with Maxim is so special to me, so I was so excited to come to the Hot 100 Party. There are so many beautiful women in Miami for Swim Week so it’s so fun to see all my friends enjoying themselves and capping off an amazing week.”

Ishtay actually designed an eye-popping party dress especially for Annique to wear on the occasion.

“It was gold and crisscrossed. It was all handmade and so heavy but worth every moment” she says. “Such a showstopper and so ‘Miami.’ It was special to create this with him for such a fun event.”

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Annique continues to stun on social media and in photos lensed by Mario Barberio, seen here for the first time. But she’s also intensely passionate about Wellness With Tess, her lifestyle brand focusing on fitness, food, mental health, spirituality and general wellness that was born of her decision to get sober in 2017.

Having celebrated five years of sobriety recently, she reflected on how her “open-book” approach to her own struggles and journey has positively affected her fans and 115,000 Instagram followers.

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“It always touches me when people message me saying they’ve recently gotten sober or I’ve helped them through their recovery. Or even when a part of my story resonates with them in their own life and inspires them to make healthy changes to better themselves,” she says.

“We’re all just doing the best we can. Even if I can just inspire one person in their own journey to recovery, it makes sharing my story so worth it.”