Romanian Model Known As “Human Hourglass” With 20 Inch Waist

This Romanian model, Iona Spangenberg has a 20 inch waist and is dubbed the “human hourglass” by British news paper The Sun, but her hips are measured at 32 inches and she only weights about 84 pounds.

Spangenberg is a Romanian model that lives on a regular diet like the rest of us, but her oddly shaped 20 inch waste is surprising, and no one knows for sure how it happened.

In an interview with the paper Spangenberg, says she isn’t sure why her waist is so slim and only weights 84 pounds.

“No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals and I snack on chocolate and crisps all the time,” the 30-year-old Spangenberg, tells The Sun. “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 says her waist size has actually grown over the years saying that when she was a teenager her waist only measured 15 inches.

She said opposed to someone who is overweight, she struggled with self esteem issues for being so skinny. “In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family…so while my friends were going out and dating, I was sitting at home with Mars bars wishing I could fatten up,” she said.

She said that her husband was the first to see her as “beautiful,” and posted photo’s of her online trying to get her a modeling gig. “The response was amazing,” Spangenberg says.

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