This is what Cheryl Tiegs, a former swimsuit model herself, had to say:
“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women, because it’s glamorizing them, because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches).”
“That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.”
Tiegs is 5′ 10″ and apparently weighs 123 lbs (or maybe she did when she was modeling). So Tiegs BMI is 17.6.
The healthy range (since Tiegs is interested in health) is 19-24.
Like Tiegs I am also 5′ 10″, but I weigh 157 lbs. My BMI is 22.5 and I wear a size 8. This makes me plus-sized in the modeling world
This is me today.
For me to weigh what Tiegs weighs I would have to lose 34 lbs.
And yes, that would make me unhealthy. Very unhealthy.
Tiegs is right in one regard – magazines do glamorize unhealthy weights by promoting images of women that are unattainable without inducing starvation.
The Swimsuit Edition is supposed to be about celebrating beauty (or something like that), so what a refreshing change to see a magazine cover where beauty isn’t confined to an unhealthy size 0 or 2.
Over to you, Ms. Tiegs.