Watch the model who wears a corset 23 hours a day
A model has a 20-inch waist as she wears a corset 23 hours a day.
Aleira Avendano, who has been wearing the waist-shrinking corset for the last six years despite doctors’ warnings, 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.”
The 25-year-old model who lives in Caracas, Venezuela says she gets all the attention wherever she goes and some can’t believe that it is her real figure.
According to Barcroft, she said: ‘People stop what they’re doing and stare – everywhere I go I get attention. 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. 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 pleasure, I like the pressure. I don’t feel a thing, it doesn’t bother me at all.”
However, Aleira’s doctor, Andrés Ruiz thinks she should stop wearing it. Dr. Andrés Ruiz said: “In my medical opinion she should stop this immediately. Thank God she has not done any damage so far but she should stop before it’s too late.”
“It happens because the floating ribs at the bottom of the rib cage are easier to mold – it’s definitely possible to achieve this waist without surgery.”
To keep herself fit, Aleira also follows a diet.She said: “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.”
“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.”
She says people criticize her figure when she goes out in Venezuela. 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 extraterrestrial and a transsexual.”
But she is happy with the way she is. She says: “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.”