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Romanian Model Flaunts 20-Inch Waist

romanian model 20 inch waist ioana spangenberg

Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg is the owner of a 20-inch waist that she claims has nothing to do with dieting – rather, the 30-year-old says her figure is all natural.

Dubbed “the Human Hourglass” by The Sun, Spangenberg says she eats three square meals a day and snacks “all the time” on crisps and chocolate. She is 5 foot 6 inches and weighs just 85 pounds, with measurements of 32-20-32. Her waist, The Sun points out, is only 5 inches bigger than a CD. Spangenberg told the newspaper:

“I just have a small stomach. It’s a bit like having a natural gastric band — if I eat too much, I feel sick.”

The model also revealed her self-esteem has suffered throughout her life. She talked of her upbringing in Romania, and revealed that dates were not easy to find:

“When I was 13 my waist was around 15 inches. Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room. […] In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family.

Spangenberg adds that she would dearly love to pile on some pounds, despite finding success online modeling corsets. She blames her inability to gain weight on her “small stomach,” rather than her eating habits:

“I would still like to gain weight so I don’t look so shocking. Now that I live in Germany I can’t get enough pizza or kebabs.”

Radar Online consulted nutritionist Carolyn Scott-Hamilton about Spangenberg, who offered her view on the model’s claims that she ate junk food all day:

“It’s definitely possible that she’s eating junk food every day but it depends how much. It could be a small handful of chocolate and potato chips throughout the day. If she’s eating all that salt and sugar she’s got to have cellulite. She risks having problems with her reproductive system, her digestive tract, as well as onset diabetes because she is eating so much sugar.”

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17 Responses to “Romanian Model Flaunts 20-Inch Waist”

  1. Clint Merritts

    Ok who put the female version of skeletor up on the internet, this lady looks extremely ill and not good at all, she makes meth skanks look fat.

  2. Kristy Robinson


  3. Kristy Robinson

    I didn't say she was deformed , I said she LOOKS deformed, did you read my entire comment , or did your brain stop half way ???????????

  4. David Bath

    Kristy Robinson If her stomach isn't the normal size, and it causes her body to look deformed then might that not be a deformity beyond her control? I'm just telling you that it is a deformity. I hate women's attitudes to other women. It's so stupid. I'm not sure she should be flaunted as a model, but it was a stupid comment.

  5. Kathy Noel

    If this lady is sinerely trying to gain weight, then I feel for her. I am 5'6' and until I was about 34, I weighed 110 pounds soaking weight. People always used to comment on how skinny I was and called me names like aneroxic, which I was not. I felt very bad about myself. I ate all kinds of food, not junk, and couldn't gain weight. That finally changed in my mid 30's and I was so happy. One thing I would suggest to this lady is to wear baggier clothes and not tight clothes that accentuate her waist.

  6. Kristy Robinson

    So if it is a deformity , then it would LOOK like a deformity , RIGHT ?? I wasn't making fun, I am not jealous………I made a comment !! So shut the hell up !!

  7. Anonymous

    ''In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family.'' bull sh@t! I'm romanian and that's a big fat lie! All girls want to be skinny like the magazine models! BMW, gold and gucci make you look rich!

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