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Famous Supermodel Criticizes Plus Size Swimsuit Cover: ‘It’s Unhealthy’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Cheryl Tiegs was not happy when Sports Illustrated put a plus size model on the cover of its annual swimsuit issue.

Ashley Graham Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model

(Photo: Sports Illustrated)

Ashley Graham is a size 16, and Tiegs — who has graced the cover of SI Swimsuit herself — said putting her on the cover promotes an unhealthy lifestyle. (RELATED: This Plus Size Woman Just Landed A Spot In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

“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],” Tiegs said. “That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.”

“I don’t think it’s healthy.”

Ashley Graham Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model

(Photo: Sports Illustrated)

“Her face is beautiful — beautiful,” she continued. “But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.” (RELATED: The First Plus Size Model Just Made The Cover Of SI Swimsuit: ‘This Is Epic’)