Last week, a 29-year-old bikini model named Ashley Graham made Sports Illustrated history when she became the first plus-size (or “curvasexalicious“, as she calls it) bikini model to appear on the cover of the 2016 Swimsuit Issue. Well, there’s one person who is pissed about Ashley’s cover, and that person is three-time SI Swimsuit Issue cover girl Cheryl Tiegs.
Cheryl was stopped by E! News at the Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party last night and asked what she thought about society embracing a fuller-figured bikini model. According to Cheryl, putting someone with a waist bigger than 35-inches on the cover is “glamorizing” an unhealthy lifestyle. And Cheryl knows that’s a true fact, because she heard it from the most trusted man in television medicine, Dr. Oz.
But Cheryl isn’t all hate. Cheryl did make sure to congratulate Ashley’s skinnier SI Swimsuit Issue cover co-star Hailey Clauson on having a “thin, healthy, strong body.” Okay, but do you know she’s strong, Cheryl? Have you personally seen her carry an old Sony Trinitron up a flight of stairs?
I know Cheryl thinks she’s the Michael Moore of obesity truth, but damn if she doesn’t need to calm down. It’s just a non-skinny in a bikini on the cover of a magazine for dads to read while they’re taking a dump. Besides, Cheryl lost all credibility when the name “Dr. Oz” passed through her lips. Just because Dr. Oz says it, doesn’t mean it’s right. Case in point: Dr. Oz told me I should replace my pasta with carb-free shirataki noodles. There’s a reason why you can’t spell “shirataki” without the word “shit“; it was like trying to swallow a load from The Soggies. Anyone who encourages you to stay healthy by eating something that gross can’t be trusted, Cheryl.