Cheryl Tiegs has come out against Ashley Graham.
And plus-sized models everywhere, actually.
The former supermodel finds herself in majorly hot water after telling E! News that she thinks Sports Illustrated made a mistake in covering its latest Swimsuit Issue with Graham, who wears a Size-16.
“I don’t think it’s healthy,” says Tiegs, a former SI Swimsuit Issue star, explaining why as follows:
“Her face is beautiful, beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.”
Tiegs made her comments at the 13th Annual Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party.
And they got even more controversial.
“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],” she actually said.
“That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.”
Oh, Dr. Oz said that?
The discredited TV host who admitted in front of Congress that he’s misled viewers multiple times when it comes recommended weight loss products and other kinds of supplements?
He’s definitely an authority one should listen to… NOT!
Graham made history on February 13 when she was named the first Size-16 model to land the cover of Sports Illustrated, doing so along with UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and Hailey Clauson.
“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” Graham said at the time.
“But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”
Tiegs, meanwhile, is cool with Clauson as a cover selection.
“I remember posting a picture of a beautiful swimsuit model on my refrigerator,” she recently Tweeted.
“It gave me the inspiration to have a thin, #healthy, strong body. #HaileyClauson #Motivation.”
What do you think of Cheryl Tiegs’ comments? Are plus-sized models bad role models?
Or do they offer hope and inspiration to women who have different body types than the typical super model?