Lifestyle Health Cheryl Tiegs Responds to Backlash After Calling Ashley Graham Unhealthy The former SI model tweeted "Being anorexic/bulimic/overweight all connected to health problems By Julie Mazziotta Julie Mazziotta Twitter Julie Mazziotta is the Sports Editor at PEOPLE, covering everything from the NFL to tennis to Simone Biles and Tom Brady. She was previously an Associate Editor for the Health vertical for six years, and prior to joining PEOPLE worked at Health Magazine. When not covering professional athletes, Julie spends her time as a (very) amateur athlete, training for marathons, long bike trips and hikes. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 26, 2016 08:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock;Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage Cheryl Tiegs went to Twitter to respond to the backlash after she said that she doesn t think size-16 model Ashley Graham is “healthy.” Tiegs explained her comments in a tweet, writing, “To clarify re bodyweight. Being anorexic/bulimic/overweight all connected to health problems. I want all to be as healthy as they can.” The former Sports Illustrated model said in an interview Wednesday night that she thinks the rise of full-figured models such as new SI cover star, the size-16 Ashley Graham, is problematic. https://twitter.com/CherylTiegs/status/703031000029204482 “I don’t like it that we’re talking about full-figured women because we’re glamorizing them, and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches],” Tiegs told E! News. “That’s what Dr. Oz said and I’m sticking to it.” And Tiegs is concerned about Graham specifically. “I don’t think it’s healthy,” Tiegs said. “Her face is beautiful, beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.” Reps for Graham told PEOPLE they have “no comment” at this time.