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Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs Says It's Unhealthy To Have A Size-16 Model On The Cover Of “Sports Illustrated”

SI cover girl vs. SI cover girl.

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This is Cheryl Tiegs, the legendary supermodel who graced the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition THREE times.

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And this is Ashley Graham, the size-16 model who made history this year as the first plus-size model to land the cover of said swimsuit magazine.

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Two supermodels! One magazine! All good...right?

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Yeah, no. When E! News asked Cheryl if she was happy to see more full-figured women modeling, Cheryl replied:

Actually I don't like it that we're talking about full-figured women because it's glamorizing them, and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That's what Dr. Oz said, 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.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some people are not too fond of Cheryl's opinion:

UPDATE

Cheryl tweeted this in response to the controversy:

Ashley still has yet to respond to Cheryl's statements, but I think we can all agree that this photo speaks for itself. 👑🔥🙌

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