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Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Had The Best Response To Cheryl Tiegs Calling Her Unhealthy

“Oh whatever, another one of these ladies.”

1. ICYMI: Last week, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover girl said some not very nice things about current SI cover girl Ashley Graham.

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2. You see, Cheryl was asked if she was happy about seeing more full-figured women modeling and said, “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].”

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Cheryl continued, “That’s what Dr. Oz said. I’m sticking to it. No, I don’t think it’s healthy. [Ashley’s] face is beautiful, beautiful, but I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.”

3. Cheryl ended up clarifying, but we hadn’t heard from Ashley yet…

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4. …until now. And guys, Ashley DOES NOT give a damn. She told E! News:

“Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said and it may have hurt a lot of people’s feelings…but my skin is so thick. I kind of rolled my eyes, I was like, ‘Oh whatever, another one of these ladies.’ But what’s great is that — the fact that she said it — it means that other women think like her. And what that means is that we really need to change the industry…There are too many people thinking they can look at a girl my size and say that we are unhealthy. You can’t, only my doctor can!”

5. OH WHATEVER ANOTHER ONE OF THESE LADIES .

6. And Ashley wasn’t finished. She also called out Cheryl for her so-called apology, saying, “I’ve never personally heard from her. She said her comment about me, then never heard a follow-up. People are saying she apologized, but I never heard one.”

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7. And what would she do if she ever ran into Cheryl? Be classy AF:

“You never know, and I will go up to her and say hello, and all the SI girls, I’ve always looked up to them. They are classic, amazing, beautiful women and it’s a shame that we have to bring other people down, but that’s why I’m here. I’ve got to bring other women up.”

8. “Byeeeee haters.” —Ashley to everyone

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