20 INCH WHAAAT?!

Meet Ioana Spangenberg. Although her name is a mouthful, I don’t think she’s ever had one in her life.

And no, this is not photo shopped. Iona quickly nabbed the nickname the “human hourglass,” as her waist measures at just 20 inches. To put that into perspective for you guys, women’s pant sizes usually begin at 24 inches and it’s just 5 inches larger than a CD. A CD!!

The Romanian-born model claims that her waist is natural and not due to any sort of no-carb, no-fat, rice cake-only diet. Iona told The Sun, “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 also told the paper that her waist used to be 15 inches when she was a teen, and that nobody wanted to date her because of her small frame. “Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room.”

Now, I am from the school of thought that women should be proud of their bodies no matter how curvy or thin they may be. The problem with Iona is she looks completely emaciated- no part of her looks healthy. Barring a serious health issue, I don’t see how this is her legitmate body.

And the scariest part? From some comments I’ve been reading online, people would be willing to self-mutilate themselves to achieve a similar look.

Iona represents a completely unattainable body image and weight loss goal. Our society is quick to throw out the word “fat,” but seems hesitant to say a girl is too skinny.

I’m calling a spade a spade. This girl should not be modeling. She should be tied down and force fed lard.

What do you think? Maybe this really IS natural? Do you think she should be modeling?

-Katy