Venezuelan model Aleira Avendano has worn a corset for 23 hours every day for the last six years in order to achieve her dream waist size. Now having finally achieved a 20-inch waist, Avendano says she is still “completely obsessed” with her corsets, according to The Mirror.
“I love the feeling of pressure and only take it off for an hour to rest and to wash myself,” said Avendano, 25, adding that she even sleeps in it.
Doctors have warned her that such extreme corset training poses many serious health risks, but to Avendano the corset is like a second skin now.
The curvaceous model says gets attention everywhere she goes, and it is unsurprising. Her extreme figure looks like something you’d find straight out of a comic book.
She started waist training as a teenager in order to attain her goal of the perfect hourglass figure—but that hasn’t been her only method. Although she also credits her strict diet with keeping her in shape—mainly egg whites, fruit and a little meat—and exercise, she has also turned to surgical procedures to push her appearance to the extreme.
Avendano says she’s had work done to her nose, breasts and buttocks, and even underwent a liposuction procedure to reduce her waist size. But it was the corset that has become a daily obsession.
“After a while it became a necessity and when I’m not wearing it my skin would itch. But it’s not pain—it’s more pressure, I like the pressure,” she said. “I don’t feel a thing, it doesn’t bother me at all.”
See her tiny waist in the slideshow above, and her hear talk about her transformation in the video below.
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