In a bid to achieve a tiny waist, 25-year-old Aleira Avendano has been wearing a tight corset 23 hours a day, for the past six years. The result? She literally looks like an hourglass, with 34DD breasts, an enlarged derriere, and a shockingly slim 20-inch waist.
Aleira said that she began ‘waist’ training as a teenager. Her skinny core now attracts attention wherever she goes. “People stop what they’re doing and stare – everywhere I go I get attention,” she said. “People shout at me in the street – they can’t believe that figure is real.”
She does admit that wearing a corset was uncomfortable at first and it took her some time to get used to. But over time she got so used to it that her skin would start to itch when she took it off. And she says that she actually loves wearing it now. “I’m completely obsessed with belts and corsets – I even sleep with them on,” the busty Venezuelan model said.
“It’s not pain – it’s more pleasure. I love the feeling of pleasure and only take it off for an hour a day to rest and wash myself. I don’t feel a thing, it doesn’t bother me at all,” she added. Of course, Aleira’s doctor doesn’t agree with her – he’s warned her that the corset could cause serious health risks.
“In my medical opinion she should stop this immediately,” said Dr Andrés Ruiz. “Thank God she has not done any damage so far but she should stop before it’s too late.” But she doesn’t seem to concerned about the advice. And her family seems supportive as well, except her father, who is uncomfortable with all the attention she receives. “My dad goes out with me and he is not used to it, he is nervous and says ‘People look at you so much, it is strange,'” she said.
Apart from wearing the corset, Aleira eats right in order to maintain her hourglass shape. “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,” she said. “I do crunches, weights and whatever I can to stay in shape.”
She’s also had some surgery to help her along. “I’ve had my nose done and my breasts three times. I’ve also had buttock implants and some liposuction – so quite a bit,” she said.
Aleira’s bizarre figure has earned her a lot of attention – both positive and negative. Some people adore her, while others have compared her to an alien. “They say that I’ve had too much surgery, that I don’t have ribs and that I’m a man. People even say that I am an extraterrestrial and a transsexual.”
None of that is true of course, but Aleria isn’t bothered by the criticism. “This is the best thing that has happened to me,” she said. “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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