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Cheryl Tiegs to Ashley Graham: “I don’t think it’s healthy”

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On how Sports Illustrated covergirl Ashley can’t possibly be healthy:

Actually I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it. 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.

… says former model / actress Cheryl about Ashley. Ashley’s official waist measurement is 30”.

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cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

You go girl

Deborah G.
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Deborah G.

Yup!

HB
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Agreed!
Also holy wow Cheryl’s body was jaw dropping. And she looks great now too!

bruceleeroy
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bruceleeroy

Eh…not really!

bruceleeroy
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bruceleeroy

nope

bruceleeroy
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bruceleeroy

Go into an early grave from anorexia. Yup!

Alina
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Alina

Nothing against Ashley or her size, but there is no way her waist is 30″. I hate when their modelling agencies give these obviously far fetched measurements.

angry_bird
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angry_bird

Agree. I was also surprised by the 30″ waist claim. It’s so annoying when agencies lie about height and weight

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

That would mean her waist is only 6 inches bigger than mine… What a riot

HB
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Yeah, my waist fluctuates between 25-26, and I’m having a hard time posting hers as only 4-5 inches bigger. But who knows.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Hell no… She’s at least 35 inches… And out days she’s 200 or 210 but she’s easily 220 id even guess 235

looly
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looly

It’s a blatant lie. I’m 5’8″ and 145 and hourglass-shaped, and my waist is 30″.

DaniH
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DaniH

YES! Exactly. I’m 5’7 118 pounds (my doctor actually told me to gain weight) and my waist is 28″. There is no way in the world.

Tiina
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Tiina

I think it’s completely possible. I’m 5’9″, 160 pounds and my waist is 27″. To me it feels like there’s no way in the world that someone as light as 118 pounds would have a 28″ waist. (I haven’t weighed under 120 since I was 10 years old.) But I guess we’re all different then. 😉

Cleosmil3
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Cleosmil3

Her body shape has to be taken into consideration. She could be an apple.

Ada
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Those measurements are imposible. I’m 5’4, 121 pounds, I’m a skittle shape so I have a smaller upper body with a defined waist and (I had to get up and measure myself) it’s 26 inches. I think if an agency measured me I could be the next Candice or something. So ridiculous.

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup
It’s 31,5 inches / 80cm in my country. I really strongly dislike people saying that a person is unhealthy based on their appearance, you can’t know that, you just can’t (in this case imo, at least). If the person is really clearly obese, seems to have a lot of visceral fat we can assume that the person is at risk to certain illnesses but even then you can’t say “you’re clearly ill”. Or if a person is sickly thin we can also assume that she’s probably going to develope some problems related to that extreme weight, but we can’t, yet… Read more »
cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

It’s w big deal because this buddy confiddence crap is shallow and isn’t really confidence… Being told you’re beautiful Does Not make someone confident… And telling fat and skinny girls they are beautiful on the outside still shows them the only thing of value its their body… Confidence comes from over coming failure.. Adversity… And meeting goals… Not looking pretty in a pink dress… Grow up… Fat chicks are degrading women as much as skinny chicks with this body positive bs

Hannah
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Hannah

Yes! Seriously none of it really matters aside from health. If you’re healthy, you should be confident period. Great comment. I’m glad others are waking up to how we are treated like products rather than people.

Sia
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THANK YOU. You are so right about where confidence comes from. Honestly a lot of women who follow this body confidence movement seem to base a lot of it on shaming fit and slim women. They also seem to ignore the impact being overweight (just like being underweight) will have on their health solely for vanity reasons.

Agatha
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Agatha
Uhmm.. there are two different issues. Yes, they relate to each other but you can be confident in your life and career, and still have body image issues. That happened to me. I was a brilliant student in high school, won writing contests, was wiser than the average and I still had an eating disorder. You say it easily “come on, being pretty/ugly is not big deal, grow up”. It’s easy TO YOU. That said, I don’t think Miss Graham statements would’ve help me in that time, she’s praising her own body type and curves, and bashing others. But I… Read more »
cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I also didn’t say there was only one way… But all the media does is tell women they are nothing but their bodies

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I also didn’t say it was easy… I said it’s the only way to build true confidence

Agatha
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Agatha

I get what you mean, like Demi Lovato and whoever claiming that they’re confident and empowered because they did a naked photoshoot. That’s why I say, body image confidence and being confident as a whole are two different things. I don’t think wanting to have representation and body confidence is wrong or degrading, it’s OK to want to feel beautiful in a pink dress, but we should be aware that our self worth goes way beyond our looks.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Exactly… That’s my whole issue with this movement… Is it doesn’t actually talk about anything other than looks… Photos of very makeuped women with teams of people making them beautiful… It’s not the truth… I love makeup… I think if you want to wear it wear it… But it isn’t what makes me unique… Were on the same page… I think we had a misunderstanding 🙂

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I also suffer with an ed… Constant struggle but telling me I’m pretty or beautiful never made it stop… Only realizing how much id over come failure to get to where i was showed me my worth and helped me on tre path of recovery… Sorry not sorry

Agatha
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Agatha

There are a lot of variables and each case of ED is different. I don’t think it is as simple as somebody tells you you aren’t/are beautiful and you’re magically sick/cured. It’s a really, really complex issue. Sometimes it’s an outlet of a deeper issue, other times you don’t even realize it and you’re already trapped… Either way, I think it could help if there was more diversity in the media, acceptance of different forms of beauty and less judgment as a society. It’s just a “help”, since this isn’t the mere root of it.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

I do agree with that… But i will never feel the platform for that should SI … Im sorry I’d what i said made you think i thought this was a simple fix… Its not 🙂

lc
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Preach!!!! We have a thinker here! I’d give you a thumbs up if I was logged in lol.

Leah
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Leah

there have been long term studies done that show that being healthy and obese is not a stable condition. in a fairly large group of people without any weight-related illnesses, nearly every single subject developed some over the course of 10 years.

obviously we don’t get to judge individuals about their personal health, but it becomes a problem if we’re putting ashley on a pedestal and saying it’s okay to be her size

a
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Is Ashley obese though? she is big for sure (fat/def overweight) but she doesn’t seem to have enough stomach fat to be obese. I’m not that familiar with the categorization though.

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Leighton

I totally agree. You put this so well. I kept nodding the whole time I was reading your comment. Haha.

Agatha
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Agatha

I don’t know, is hypocritical of some to be so “concerned” about Ashley’s health, when a lot of praised models are smokers and underweight. I don’t think the average model is healthier than her.

Now, Tess, she’s morbidly obese and obviously putting her health at a high risk, but I’m not sure about Ashley, she’s overweight and a pear shape, which don’t have much health risks as apples.

cheeze.wiz
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cheeze.wiz

Ugh the smoking… Its why i can’t stand Miranda Kurr and her faux healthy tips and beauty tips… She might be pretty now but soon that smoking is going to reek havic on her… Always does

Racquel
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Racquel

I’m a full grown woman who’s always had a BMI under 18. It’s a fine jumping off point, but a terrible measurement for determining whether a person should be allowed to work or not.

Kia
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I didnt say i agreed.
Everybody is allowed to work in a farm,in a factory,at starbucks…and so on.
If you work in modelling you work with your looks,and you are not allowed to work if you are bmi 20, if you are short, if you are not underweight generally.
So i think a law like that is a very good point to be realistic and functional while selling beauty,with just a small eye on health.
The limit is taken from.medical statistics, nobody said you cant be underweight, its just a restriction on models representing ideal beauty in the world.

jjj2
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jjj2

Cheryl is so right, it is completely unhealthy. To glamorize it and make it look like it is healthy does a disservice to women’s health.

Whether Sports Illustrated is doing this for political correctness or for publicity, it really sets a bad precedence to women’s health to promote this.

A
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Agree that were glamorizing it, but ashley is prob healthy. The problem is most women her size arent. Some might have pretty faces like her nd think theure ok, but they’re not.
Also dr oz is not smeone u wanna quote if u want cedubility
Also, i looove that red bikini

HB
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I want the red bikini too!! And I want to look like Cheryl when I put it on lol.

a
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I agree with this – Ashley is very likely healthier than other women her size because of where she carries her weight, and probably her eating and exercise are better (she used to be smaller and gained to be more successful at her job I believe, seems likely she would do this in a more healthy way than the average fat person). Most women at her size though have lots of stomach fat and eat junk and sit all day. Very different situations.

angry_bird
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angry_bird

I agree with Cheryl. It shouldn’t be glamorized. Ashley’s face is really beautiful. But to me it seems that it’s uncomfortable to carry all this extra weight.
Cheryl looked really cute on the cover. Nice body

Raachel
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Raachel

Why do we want to make this girl happen?

prettydarnfunny
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prettydarnfunny

i agree. there’s no doctor out there that would argue that she wouldn’t benefit from losing a few pounds.

Zoe
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I agree with her 100%. It seems that with the rise of the PC brigade, there’s an emerging double standard when it comes to the modelling industry. People are quick to call out straight size models for being ‘unhealthy’ by just glancing at them, but God help anyone who tries to do the same to plus-size models, as they’ll be attacked with arguments about the ‘HAES’ movement and told that ‘you can’t determine someone’s weight by their size!’. A while ago, France passed a law making it legal to fine companies using models with a low BMI, but no one… Read more »
lc
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Yes!! Agree %100.

looly
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looly

There’s a British documentary on YouTube about Size Zero, and it profiles 3 size zero women. One has a horrible eating disorder, one is dating a guy obsessed with tiny thin women, and the other is 5’11 and naturally very thin. She is gorgeous with thick shiny hair, she has periods, and a doctor says there is nothing wrong with her health. But because of the stupid BMI rules, she cannot pursue her dream of modeling. It’s ridiculous. If there were no modeling allowed for people with BMI 30+, the collective hive mind would go bats—.

a
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well< i don't see how that's much of an argument against the BMI restriction since 2 out of the 3 girls mentioned have some sort of problems associated with being underweight…. boohoo a tall skinny healthy white girl can't model because of her low BMI… seriously, she is lucky to be forced to pursue something else.

though I agree with the lameness of the double standard for overweight people. it just hasn't become as widespread a problem yet like underweight has been for years and years. it's on its way there though.

Guest
She does have some what of a point. I like Ashley Graham and I like her curvy shape but she could stand to lose a few pounds. I do wish plus sized women would stop appearing in exercise videos now to try to prove that they exercise. We all no that it takes both diet and exercise so if the diet is not good the results will only show minimally or not at all. It’s almost like when you see a heavy person order a large meal with a diet soda clinging to the notion that they are eating right.… Read more »
anna
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anna

I’m fairly certain she is the size she is solely because it is propelling her career immensely. She was smaller before she become a household name. But being “average” size doesn’t get you the same kind of attention being “controversial” size does. lol

Guest

Agree……it probably was the choice of what size was the easiest to maintain. She couldn’t maintain super skinny so being plus size was the only option. There aren’t really any average size models.

HB
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I agree. I watched a couple episodes of that show, My 600-lb Life, and one common thread I see in all of them is that they just can’t take the blame for their overeating. With Tess, she can’t either, so she blames society for pointing out how unhealthy (and honestly, morally wrong) it is to eat enough food for 6 people every day.

Arty
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Arty

This is old news now.

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Leighton

Urgg yes! Obese and morbidly obese can never be healthy, – well maybe for 1 in a million it will turn out all right – but for that reason alone it should NEVER EVER be promoted. Tess needs to be stopped indeed!

S
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I’m surprised Ashley’s BMI is over 25 tbh. I just dont find her to look that big. Maybe I’ve seen to much of Tess lately my perception is becoming scewed..

lc
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Tell it like it is.

lexi82
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lexi82

There is no way that Ashley has a 30 inch waist. My waist is 28 inches (I carry my weight there and my torso is naturally very wide with no curving in) and I am nowhere near her size. If she’s that proud of her body she needs to be honest about it.

lily
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lily
Everyone is so obsessed with body image, it’s annoying. Almost every woman thinks that she’s too fat, that her derriere is too big, that her face is too ugly, that her thighs are enormous, that her stomach isn’t flat enough… and I could go on like this. Women’s bodies have been objectified all over the years, making us slaves of or image (we shouldn’t go out without having our armpits etc. shaved, or/and without make-up…), and, for some reason, we are the first to shame another girl’s body. The worst is that our society promotes unhealthy foods, and at the… Read more »
a
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I actually thought english was your native language until I read your last sentence, your english is very close to perfect.

I also totally agree with you, it is sick that we are always criticizing these small things about ourselves. what a waste of time and energy, truly. better to just take care of yourself and be grateful for the gift to be able to do so, since many do not have it 🙂

Guest

This statement is only offensive to some people because the truth of it hits too close to home. Obviously, a woman having a waist circumference above 35in isn’t healthy. Not sure why we need Cheryl or Dr. Oz to spell it out for us. Also, magazine covers were so much more natural in the 70s

DaniH
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DaniH

What bothers me the most is these girls shouting from the roof tops, shoving it in our faces that they Eat Healthy, Are Healthy and LOVE their curves but then they lie about their pant size, waist measurements, weight etc.

I’m happy with my size, I’ll tell you what I way, what size I wear and even point out a few dimples on the back of my thigh if you want me to lol! Whatever. They try so hard to prove something that isn’t real

Lo
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This is such a horrible, fat-phobic comment. It’s highlighted when she says, “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them.” We talk about and glamorize excessively skinny people all the time. All the time! The smaller women can make themselves, the more they are rewarded. Especially skinny white women like you, Cheryl. So we can’t even talk about larger women now? We can’t even validate their existence? Do you truly think anyone who is thin will look at this cover of SI and give up exercise and eat nothing but pizza? Do you truly believe… Read more »
Lo
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The anger I feel from this ignorant quote is going to fuel my run. Perhaps I’ll get down to a six minute mile, but boy, will I sure be tempted to throw that away so I can be fat because one large woman is on the cover of a magazine. Thanks for contributing, Cheryl!!!!

bruceleeroy
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bruceleeroy

Says skeletor! Go eat a samich beyocth!

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