Cheryl Tiegs clarifies stance on full-figured 'SI' swimsuit model
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By Nick Schwartz
Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Cheryl Tiegs responded to the uproar caused by her comments over the magazine's choice to showcase full-figured model Ashley Graham on the 2016 cover. Tiegs said Wednesday that she believes "glamorizing" plus-size models is unhealthy, and cited medical advice from Dr. Oz.
"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," she explained. "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."
After Tiegs' comments went viral, she doubled down on Twitter and retweeted one of her supporters.
To clarify re bodyweight. Being anorexic/bulimic/overweight all connected to health problems. I want all to be as healthy as they can.