Model Has Natural 20-inch Waist
By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – 6 hours ago
Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg says she has natural 20-inch waist. When you see her thin middle in contrast to her 32-inch hips, it's no wonder tabloids like The Sun are referring to Spangenberg as "the human hourglass." The 30-year-old clocks in around 84 pounds, and says she was average size until her teen years. "When I was 13 my waist was around 15 inches. Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room," she told the Sun.
Spangenberg insists she's tried everything and cannot gain weight around her midsection. "No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals and I snack on chocolate and crisps all the time. I just have a small stomach. It's a bit like having a natural gastric band - if I eat too much, I feel sick," she told the Sun. "In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family...so while my friends were going out and dating, I was sitting at home with Mars bars wishing I could fatten up," she told the paper.
"Jan was the first person who saw me as beautiful and encouraged me to celebrate my body. He asked me to pose in some photos for him," she told the Sun. "He was so impressed he put them online and the response was amazing." Spangenberg admits she has struggled with her self-esteem and told the publication she still wishes she could pack on a few pounds. "I would still like to gain weight so I don't look so shocking - and now that I live in Germany I can't get enough pizza or kebabs," she said. "But I'm finally comfortable in my own skin."
If she really, truly, I not wearing corsets, we're glad Spangenberg has come to terms with her natural appearance and we're glad she's gotten a good response from viewers. We can only hope women won't latch on to her unattainable size.
Check out the video of Spangenberg below for more shocking images of her exaggerated hourglass figure.
Photo by: Vogue Italia
Does this lady make you want to buy clothes?-
Ethel Granger had the smallest waist of any woman ever, but it was not necessarily by choice. Her husband, astronomer William Arnold Granger, was tired of his wife's shapeless 1920s dresses and requested that wear corsets and more figure-flattering garments. According to Vogue Italia, he thought, "if she can outshine other members of her sex in some way, this is a victory worth any amount of suffering." Granger eventually convinced his wife to wear corsets every day, and even while sleeping. Slowly her waist transformed from 24-inches to the insanely tiny size of 13 inches-the smallest waist ever recorded by The Guinness Book of Records.
Vogue Italia writes, "It would be inaccurate to see Ethel and William Granger's story simply as the sadistic wishes of a demanding sexually perverse husband who wished to cripple his wife" and that they were express
She may have a 20-inch waist but model Ioana Spangenberg could also have cellulite, digestive problems and risk the onset of early menopause, a Hollywood nutritionist tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Carolyn Scott-Hamilton has not treated the model, but has given her expert opinion on the Romanian’s claims she snacks on junk food daily.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, despite 5ft 6 inch, 30-year-old Ioana only weighing 84 lbs, she insists she lives on a diet of chips, pizzas and kebabs.
“It’s definitely possible that she’s eating junk food every day but it depends how much,” Carolyn says. “It could be a small handful of chocolate and potato chips throughout the day.”
Even so, while Carolyn says the model could have a “super fast metabolism” eating a diet packed with junk food isn’t good, even if you’re skinny.
“If she’s eating all that salt and sugar she’s got to have cellulite,” the expert says. “She risks having problems with her reproductive system, her digestive track, as well as onset diabetes because she is eating so much sugar.”
Carolyn also says: “At 5ft 6 a healthy weight would be 130 lbs. But at 84 lbs that means she has very little to no muscle. It could mean she is so malnourished, starving even, that the muscles have atrophied causing the low weight.”
Although Carolyn says it is possible for someone to naturally have a fast metabolism she says it is less likely if you’re a 30-year-old woman.
“In order to be that thin, she would need to consume about 500 calories or less – about a quarter of a candy bar a day,” she says. “A high metabolism doesn’t work that well.”
Last week Ioana told The Sun, a UK newspaper: “No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals and I snack on chocolate and crisps all the time. I just have a small stomach."