Yumi Nu is “winning” with her Sports Illustrated cover.
The 25-year-old model responded to negative comments from Jordan Peterson about her appearance in a TikTok clip that has racked up over 560,000 views.
Lip-syncing to Nicki Minaj’s “Itty Bitty Piggy,” she delivers the lyrics of the song in front of a screenshot of Peterson’s tweet.
“I don’t even know why you girls are bothering at this point,” she mouthed. “Give up. It’s me. I win. You lose.”
His video comes after Peterson, a Canadian author of “12 Rules for Life” known by his nearly 5 million YouTube subscribers as a conservative intellectual who shares his views on cultural and political issues, embarrassed his cover. from Sports Illustrated.
The quote tweeted The Post’s original story, writing, “Sorry. It is not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
TikTokers quickly showered the cover star with applause.
“You won because Jordan b. Peterson is leaving Twitter (hopefully) after being criticized in the thread,” someone wrote, noting that Peterson said he would be leaving the platform.
“Single handedly took Jordan Peterson off Twitter. and he looked AMAZING while he was doing it. Queen,” said another.
Despite being criticized by Twitter users, Peterson responded to criticism of his statement, saying: “It’s a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate and reshuffle the notion of beauty, which is based on the idiotic philosophy that those preferences are learned. and suitably exchanged for those”. they know better.”
While some people cast shadows on the Petersons’ appearance, others argued that Nu fits beauty standards.
“Dude, she’s hot” replied another Twitter user.
In a previous interview with The Post, Nu said it’s “incredible” to appear on magazine covers.
“I’m on cloud nine,” he said. “This is nothing I could prepare for. it’s unexpected. I feel like we’re in a place right now where people are making room for more diversity on magazine covers. It’s a big time for Asian-Americans in the media. I know that I play an important role in representing body diversity and racial diversity, and I love being a role model and representative of the Asian plus size community.”
While the SI cover is her latest feat, Nu, who grew up in New Jersey, Maryland and California, also appeared in Vogue’s September issue as a cover model. She also appeared on the cover of Vogue Japan as the first curvy Asian model on the cover of the magazine.