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 would like to clarify my thoughts regarding bodyweight. I don't think being anorexic, bulimic or overweight are...
Posted by Cheryl Tiegs on Thursday, February 25, 2016
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.