With skinny models gracing magazine covers across the world, you might be forgiven for thinking the 84-pound Ioana Spangenberg is nothing special.

But Romanian-born Iona, or the Human Hourglass as she is now known, has become an overnight hit after pictures of her incredible 20-inch waist began to circulate the Internet.

And despite her impossible physique, the 30-year-old, 5-and-a-half foot tall model insists she eats three solid meals a day, including pizza, Kebabs and other fatty foods.

Speaking to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Ioana said: 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.

According to the paper, when Ioana was a teenager, her waist measured a miniscule 15 inches.

She added: Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room.

But budding suitors will be disappointed to hear Ioana is married to a German called Jan.

It was his idea to pose for pictures and then post them on the Internet.