Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg has a freakish figure: She has a natural 20-inch waist in contrast to her 32-inch hips. At 84 pounds and with her wide hips and tiny waist, the 30-year- old model has been dubbed by the UK's The Sun newspaper as the human hourglass.
Spangenberg said she eats three square meals daily but cannot gain weight in her mid area. She said when she was 13 years old her waist was around 15 inches wide.
Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room, she 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, Spangenberg added. I just have a small stomach. It's a bit like having a natural gastric band - if I eat too much, I feel sick.
Spangenberg told the paper that when she was in her 20s she struggled with her self-esteem.
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.
Spangenberg insists her size and shape are all-natural, and with the encouragement of her German husband Jan, she's turned to the modeling industry to flaunt her skeletal figure.
Spangenberg married her husband Jan in 2006 and she said he is the first person who saw her as beautiful. She added that he encouraged her to celebrate her body.
He asked me to pose in some photos for him, she told the Sun. He was so impressed he put them online and the response was amazing.
Spangenberg hopes to stack on a few pounds.
I would still like to gain weight so I don't look so shocking - and now that I live in Germany I can't get enough pizza or kebabs, Spangenberg said. But I'm finally comfortable in my own skin.
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