Waist training is all the rage these days, with stars such as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Nicki Minaj all giving it a go, but one woman has taken taken the fad to extreme levels.
Venezuela's model Aleira Avendano has revealed that her 20-inch waist has been achieved by wearing a corset for 23 hours a day over a six year period.
The brunette, who is a surgically enhanced 34DD bust size, has been wearing the waist-shrinking garment daily and even refers to it as her second skin.
And despite doctors warnings that the corset poses seriously health risks, Aleira continues to turn heads with her extreme shape.
Aleira, from Caracas, said: "I am completely obsessed with belts and corsets - I even sleep with them on.
"I love the feeling of pressure and only take it off for an hour a day to rest and to wash myself."
The woman began waist training when she was just a teen and now receives attention for her hourglass figure everywhere she goes.