Model Cheryl Tiegs criticizes 'Sports Illustrated' for 'unhealthy' plus-size Ashley Graham on cover.
Former model Cheryl Tiegs is not impressed that Sports Illustrated featured plus-size model Ashley Graham on one of the three covers for their annual swimsuit issue. At the Global Green USA 13th Annual Pre-Oscars Party on Wednesday, she told E! News, "I don't like it that we're talking about full-figured women because it's glamorizing them and your waist should be less than 35 [inches]. That's what Dr. Oz says, and I'm sticking to it." Yes. She quoted Dr. Oz.
Tiegs, who was on the cover of the magazine herself several times in the 1970s and early '80s, added, "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."