Last night, I watched a program featuring Cathie Jung. She holds the record for having the smallest waist in the world (for an otherwise normal-sized woman). She stands 5 foot 6 inches tall. Her waist measures 15 inches—the same size as a jar of mayonnaise. According to www.worldrecordacademey.com, her measurements are 39-15-39.
Cathie “created” her waist by wearing corsets 24 hours a day and gradually drawing them tighter. Over the course of years she had smaller and smaller corsets custom made so she could force herself down to and ever-smaller waist size. In the process, her internal organs have shifted to accommodate the change.
Posted are a couple photographs I gathered of Cathie. Honestly, when I see Cathie all I can think about are those long circus balloons clowns twist into wiener dogs.