Model shrinks waist to 20 inches -- by wearing corset for 23 hours daily for 6 years

29 March 2015 / 1 year 7 months ago

Curvy Aleira Avendano achieved an eye-watering 20-inch waist - wearing a corset 23 hours a day.

The busty model, from Caracas, Venezuela, has been wearing the waist-shrinking garment for the last six years and even refers to it as her second skin, reports AsianTown via The Daily Mail.

Despite doctors' warnings that the corset poses seriously health risks, Aleira continues to turn heads with her extreme shape.

Aleira said:

'I am completely obsessed with belts and corsets - I even sleep with them on. 'I love the feeling of pressure and only take it off for an hour a day to rest and to wash myself.'

The 25-year-old model began waist-training while still in her teens and now with her enhanced 34DD breasts she draws stares wherever she goes.

She said:

'People shout at me in the street - they can't believe that my figure is real. But wearing a corset took some getting used to - at first it was terrible and uncomfortable."

She added:

'I only eat very small portions mainly egg whites, pineapple, lots of fruit and a little bit of meat - I have a very balanced diet. I do crunches, weights and whatever I can to stay in shape.'

But a strict corset regime and a healthy lifestyle can only go so far in gaining a cartoonlike body.

She added:

'I have to admit that I have had some surgery. I've had my nose done and my breasts three times. I've also had buttock implants and some liposuction - so quite a bit.'

Unsurprisingly she draws both adulation and criticism whenever she hits the streets of Caracas in Venezuela - with people even comparing her to an alien.

She said:

'They say that I've had too much surgery, that I don't have ribs and that I'm a man. It is totally false - people even say that I am an extraterrestrial and a transsexual.'

But she considers wearing a corset for 23 hours a day a small price to pay for the happiness it brings her.

She added:

'This is the best thing that has happened to me. I would like to be known for my waist, not for having the smallest waist in the world but rather for my waist and my entire body.

'That would be one of my ambitions, to be very well known for the shape of my body. Other than having a small waist I also want to be considered sexy.'

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