Cheryl Tiegs Doesn't Want Fat Models on Magazine Covers & Who Is She Again?

Jealous much? Former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs recently spoke out about plus-sized model Ashley Graham, and what she had to say wasn't very constructive. Or even accurate, for that matter, since last I heard, Tiegs isn't a doctor. Basically, she thinks that Graham is too fat to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, and she even insinuated that being as overweight as her is as dangerous as being anorexic or bulimic.


I can't even with the ignorance. Tiegs (who graced three SI Swimsuit covers herself back in the day, and may possibly be missing the limelight) was approached by an E! News reported at a pre-Oscar party this week, and asked to comment on the mag featuring its first "curvy girl" on the cover.

Here's what she had to say:

Actually, I don't like it that we're talking about full-figured women.

It's glamorizing them, and your waist should be small than 35 [inches]. That's what Dr. Oz said, and I'm sticking to it ... I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful, but I don't think it's healthy in the long run.

Just ... wow. In case you need a reminder, here's what Ashley Graham looks like.

OMG, sooooo unhealthy, right? Why the heck is Tiegs referring to Dr. Oz as the paradigm of health advice anyway? It's not like the man has a ton of respect in the medical community.

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Of course there was backlash, but instead of apologizing for her unfounded opinion that Graham is unhealthy (seriously, has she met with her doctors? Seen her medical chart? Anything?), Tiegs hopped onto Twitter to compare plus-sized models to anorexic or bulimic models. Because apparently if you're not between a two and an eight, you're unhealthy to the max.

It's all kids of ridiculous to say that Ashley Graham is too fat, and setting an unhealthy example for the standard of beauty. Not all of us are rail thin, even when we eat healthy diets and exercise regularly.

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In fact, I'd be willing to wager that Garaham is a lot healthy than many of her model peers, who resort to extreme diets and exercise regimens to keep their coveted stick-like figures. And I bet she's a heck of a lot nicer, you know, not being hangry all the time.

Tiegs needs to take a chill pill, and realize that health comes in more shapes and sizes than Dr. Oz's 35-inch waist.


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