Cheryl Tiegs criticizes Sports Illustrated for putting full-figured model on cover
Sports Illustrated announced earlier this month that it will feature three different models on the cover of its annual Swimsuit Issue, and one year after she appeared in an advertisement inside the magazine, Ashley Graham will become the first full-figured model to grace the cover.
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 14, 2016
Skier Lindsey Vonn, who will also appear in the Swimsuit Issue wearing body paint, saluted the magazine for showcasing women with different body types.
Former Swimsuit Issue cover model Cheryl Tiegs, however, isn’t exactly thrilled. Tiegs told E! that she doesn’t approve of Sports Illustrated "glamorizing" full-figured women.
Tiegs was roasted on social media for body-shaming Graham, who wrote after landing the cover that she hopes to be an inspiration for women who feel insecure about their size.