Ashley Graham Responds to Cheryl Tiegs' Diss: 'Oh Whatever, Another One of These Ladies'

03/02/2016 AT 11:45 PM EST

You go, Ashley Graham!

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model had a few words for Cheryl Tiegs, who criticized Graham, 28, for "glamorizing full-figured women."

Although Tiegs, 68, tweeted her apology on Monday, the size-16 model is brushing off the haters.

"Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said, and it may have hurt a lot of peoples feelings but my skin is so thick," Graham told E! News after walking her "first major show" during H&M Studios Autumn/Winter 2016 show for Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday.





As for her reaction to Tiegs' attack, Graham had the most perfect response.

Ashley Graham Responds to Cheryl Tiegs' Diss: 'Oh Whatever, Another One of These Ladies'| Sports Illustrated, Bodywatch, Cheryl Tiegs

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"I kind of rolled my eyes, I was like, 'Oh whatever, another one of these ladies.' But what's great is that – the fact that she said it – it means that other women think like her. And what that means is that we really need to change the industry," she shared.

Adding, "There are too many people thinking they can look at a girl my size and say that we are unhealthy. You can't, only my doctor can!"

Following overwhelming backlash, Tiegs offered a public apology on Twitter writing, "My sincere apologies to everyone I have hurt. I truly just want everyone to be healthy & happy."

However, Graham does not accept it.

"I've never personally heard from her. She said her comment about me, then never heard a follow up. People are saying she apologized. But I never heard one," she said.

As for if/when she crosses paths with Teigs, Graham will be taking the high road.

"You never know, and I will go up to her and say hello, and all the SI girls, I've always looked up to them," she explained. "They are classic, amazing, beautiful women and it's a shame that we have to bring other people down, but that's why I'm here. I've got to bring other women up."
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