While we women strive to have a thin waist and be skinny
Ioana Spangenberg age 30
this is thin
Many women strive to be thin, but this Romanian model has a naturally tiny waist that measures only 20". She has said that she didn't feel very beautiful until she met her husband. He encouraged her to become a model after posting her pictures online. They both said the response to her pictures was nothing short of amazing.
She states that she struggled with her self-esteem because, in Romania, it's better to be overweight. It seems that overweight women are thought to be from wealthy families. She also states that while her chunkier friends were dating, she was 'sitting home with candy bars hoping to fatten up' she wanted to feel more attractive.
She would like to gain more weight because she thinks she appears 'shocking' to some people. She also says that her small waist means she has a very small stomach. She likens it to having a natural stomach band because if she eats too much she gets physically ill. She has been dubbed as 'the human hourglass' by the media.
She stand at 5'6" and weighs only 84 pounds. Her hips measure 32" but her waist is only 20". She says she weighed a 'normal 7 pounds' at birth but it wasn't until she became a teenager that she noticed she was very 'different' compared to her friends. She says that at age 13 her waist was only 15" and some people could place their hands on her waist and touch their fingers. That's pretty impressive.
She tells the media reporters that her husband, Jan, was the first person to see her as 'beautiful' and she slowly began to feel more comfortable in her skin. She said her waist has made her struggle with self-esteem issues all of her life.
while many women wish to be thin
It just seems funny to me that so many women do wish to be thin, yet this model suffered and agonized over her looks for a good share of her adult life. Yes, this is an extreme when it comes to being thin, so many women think : "If only I were thin, my life would be wonderful." This model proves that being thin does not always mean a great life. She feels she looks abnormal and stayed inside for a long time, wishing to be *sigh* 'fatter' than she really is.
We can only hope women will not try to strive for this impossible size. But she truly is a very fascinating woman. Becoming a model has helped her turn lemons into lemonade. I really wish her well in her modeling career.
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