During the last live episode of Naomi Campbell’s No Filter with Naomi YouTube series, the model’s guest was Ashley Graham, who opened up about everything from new motherhood to her own YouTube show Thank Bod and her podcast Pretty Big Deal. One of the memories the models bonded over was from back in 2016, when another model went public with her feelings about the gorgeous Graham on the Sports Illustrated cover.
While Ashley didn't disclose who it was, a little digging will give you the answer.
We now know that the model who said those things was 70s model Cheryl Tiegs, who in 2016 spoke out against a woman of Ashley’s "size" being on the cover of Sports Illustrated. “Actually I don’t like it that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches],” the old-school 72-year-old model, who herself was in Sports Illustrated, told E! News in 2016.
The full conversation between icons is fascinating.
The models went in deep on beauty, about labels, about brands that have always supported and embraced curvier women (both gave huge props to Donna Karan). And we’re glad that the world is finally embracing the beauty that is every body.
If you want to see the full chat, check out the YouTube video from Naomi Campbell's series here.