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Cheryl Tiegs Bashes Curvy Sports Illustrated Model Ashley Graham

Cheryl Tiegs Plus Size Models Not Healthy
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Feb. 26 2016, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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Plus-sized models might be taken over the world one magazine cover at a time, but not everyone is happy about it — especially former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs.

When asked how she felt about full-figured Sports Illustrated stunners like Ashley Graham at a pre-Oscars party this week, the 68-year-old didn't hold back her disgust.

"Actually, I don't like that were talking about full-figured women because it's glamorizing them," Tiegs said on the matter.

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"Your waist should be smaller than 35. That's what Dr. Oz said and I'm sticking to it," she added.

A three-time Sports Illustrated model in the '70s and '80s, Tiegs had a different opinion of Graham groundbreaking cover, which was the first to feature a plus-sized model in the magazine's history.

"Her face is beautiful, beautiful," Tiegs said of the curvaceous 29-year-old. "But, I don't think it's healthy in the long run."

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The legendary model later clarified her comments, adding that being underweight is equally unhealthy.

Graham shared a different opinion on the matter this week, telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview, "I am not a promoter of anorexia. I am not a promoter of obesity. I think we have to promote women to be healthy at every size as long as they are getting off of the couch and moving their body."

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