Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Honey, we can't wait to meet your girlfriend. We've never seen you happier. You guys gonna love her. She's amazing and beautiful and such a big difference from any other girl I've ever dated. Oh, here she comes. - Hi. - Hey. Hi. Mom, dad, this is Stephanie. Hi, it's so nice to finally meet you both. Hi. This is your girlfriend? Yeah. I see what you mean by a "big" difference. Excuse me? Wow! I would never have put you two together. What do you mean? I'm just used to seeing you with girls who are fit, not... not like her. A young man introducing his new girlfriend to his parents. They are fit and trim and they think she should be too. He thinks she is beautiful just the way she is. If you saw this woman being shamed simply because of her weight, what would you do? So... what do you guys do for fun? I mean besides going out to eat. Joining me today is a supermodel who knows all about this issue. Sports illustrated swimsuit model: Ashley Graham. Ashley Graham! Welcome to "What would you do". Why did you want to take part in "What would you do"? It's not okay to look at somebody and think that they're unhealthy, they're ugly because of a little bit extra weight on their body. Let's go inside! Ashley is watching with me behind the scene at the Tom Sawyer diner in Paramus, New Jersey as Anthony introduces his new girlfriend to his parents. You're making me so happy right now. Oh, here she is. Oh, my gosh! Hi babe. Hey. Mom, Dad, Stephanie. So nice to meet you guys. I'm Stephanie. Hi. How are you? Is this your...? This is my girlfriend, yeah. Oh, you are his girlfriend? Yeah, yeah. Oh wow! You are a "big" girl. Right from the start, our parents make things very uncomfortable. All of your other girlfriend were fit and thin, and then you bring... Bethanie is fit. No, she's not fit. Are you worried about life expectancy? She's out of shape. He's pissed. You clearly don't care about your body. You guys need to relax now. It's ridiculous. You know what? I'm just gonna have to say it. She's fat. That f word gets the attention of all of these customers. Dad, I can't believe you just said that. Well, I... you know what, I don't think anything is going to get through. Can you just have some respect? I mean, this is my girlfriend. I got to get out of here for a second. I'll be right back, honey. Ridiculous. When dad steps away, this man responds to the parents' belligerent language with some of his own. Shut up. Don't be rude. I'm not being rude. Yeah, you're being rude. It's pretty embarrassing. Look at her. So what? Look at you. Get out. Don't say that to somebody. That's rude. We're worried about our son. You know, whatever. Shut up, lady! And support your children. Yeah, they'd probably be happy if you left. Go follow your husband. I'm just saying what everyone else is thinking. I think she's pretty. Maybe you should mind your own business. No, I'm not like that. Good, good. Get up and go. When mom takes his advice and heads out, this woman joins in. You are a beautiful young lady. What they did was very out of line. I'm a parent. I'd never... ever say what they said. I'm sorry, I know they're your parents. That was hurtful. But what should I do? Be yourself. Be who you are. Thank God for people like this in the world. Time for Ashley and I to introduce ourselves. Hi there, how are you? I'm John Quinones. Hi, how are you, Ashley Graham. She's a model. Yes, we can tell. Your message was pretty simple to them. Just be respectful to other people. Who cares if you don't like how somebody looks? It doesn't matter. It's not about what's on the outside, it's what's on the inside that counts. You know? I had to boost her self image, you know? Because I felt she's gonna be hurting so bad. The parents' shaming of their son's girlfriend continues all day long. You know, you usually date such fit girls. - Like small girls. - But she's fit. - You know, we play sport together. - But she's not small. This man, he just doesn't want to hear it. Can I sit over here? And he moves away. These women can't help but move in to show their compassion. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Thank you. You're beautiful. This couple, they share a life lesson. Don't change for anybody. You got to make yourself happy. You're number one. It's your life. Nobody else's life. And most likely, they would get to like her. Hi there, how are you? Oh my God! Oh! Don't make me cry! I've always wanted to meet you. Good to meet you. This is the happiest day of my life. We roll again. - Oh my gosh! - Are you really his girlfriend? Dad, I'm in love with this girl. You in love with this girl? Absolutely. You don't even know what love is. Hey, baby, come with me. Yeah, yeah, yeah. When we send our couple away, Erica Obara doesn't hold back. Just make sure she doesn't grab any donuts off the counter. Can you please stop? That's just so rude to talk about someone like that. You are meeting her for the first time and you're just judging her on her appearance and not getting to know her personality. Did you see how unhealthy that is though? How are you gonna judge someone by the size of their body without getting to know them personally? Her values are going to rub off on our son's values. You don't know that. Your son picked her, and if you guys are good parents, then your son picked a lovely woman. Ok, just... All of his girlfriends have been thin because we've taught him... What does appearance have to do with anything? And that's how people get eating disorders, and hate themselves, and they're killing themselves. I think she already has an eating... And you judging this person right here? That's horrible. Utterly horrible. Hi there, how are you? I'm John Quinones. Are you kidding me? Oh my God! You're in tears. Tell us. I hate when people judge people just on their appearance. People have so much personality that like you should get to know them. That's my thing. Ashley has watched the reactions long enough, and now she's about to experience this scenario firsthand. - Mom, Ashley. - Hi, guys. How are you? Hi. Wow! Hi. We were just expecting someone just a little... a little different than you. Yeah, what do you mean different? You are a big girl, aren't you? Mom! These two women are shocked by what they're hearing. I'm happy and that's all that matters. And now they are texting each other about what to do. I mean, what do you guys have in common? We have a ton of stuff in common. We watch movies, we love that kind of stuff. I can't get over it. I can't accept it. You're huge. You're too big for my son. Wow! Let us know when you meet somebody else, all right? And now they can't hold back. I'm sorry that they did that to you. It was mean. It's really about the two of you. You're a beautiful looking girl and you have to look past a lot of things. Have her join them, sit over there. - You need a hug. - I feel so bad for her. Don't cry. You're such a beautiful looking girl. I would never do that to my kid. They didn't even give you a chance.