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Cheryl Tiegs apologises for plus-size comments

Former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs has apologised for criticising Sports Illustrated beauty Ashley Graham for her size.
Ashley recently hit headlines after she became the first plus-size model to grace the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover, one of three unveiled in early February (16).
The brunette was showered with compliments, but not everyone applauded her achievement – and Cheryl was one of them.
“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamourising them because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches),” said Cheryl, who has previously featured on the same publication in the past. “That’s what (U.S. TV medic) Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.”
“No, I don’t think it’s healthy,” she continued to E! News. “Her (Ashley’s) face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.”
Cheryl subsequently tried to clarify her comments on Twitter.com, writing, “To clarify re bodyweight. Being anorexic/bulimic/overweight all connected to health problems. I want all to be as healthy as they can.”
However, her efforts simply prompted more backlash online and now Cheryl is apologising, insisting she wasn’t trying to be disrespectful.
“My sincere apologies to everyone I have hurt,” she wrote on Twitter.com. “I truly just want everyone to be healthy & happy.”
Ashley has yet to comment on the veteran’s comments, but she is not letting the term ‘plus-size’ bother her.
“I like to call it, like, curvasexalicious,” she told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “There’s a (U.S. clothes size) double 0 now. It’s a little scary on both spectrums of weight. I’m not a promoter of anorexia. I’m not a promoter of obesity. I think we have to promote women to be healthy at every size as long as they’re getting off the couch and moving their body.”

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