Former Model Cheryl Tiegs Slams Sports Illustrated’s Full-Figured Model [VIDEO]
"No, I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."
Cheryl Tiegs, who is described as America's first supermodel, is not happy with Sports Illustrated's choice to use a plus-size model on one of the covers of their infamous swimsuit edition. She told E! the following:
"I don't like that we're talking about full-figured women because it's glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That's what Dr. Oz said, and I'm sticking to it. No, I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."
She then went on to "clarify" herself on her Facebook page:
I'm really trying to restrain myself from going off on her, so here's my final arguments: 1) according to Ashley Graham's measurements, her waist is 30 inches, and 2) my waist is bigger than 30 inches. I'm also a working mother who runs half marathons. Bring it, Cheryl.