COMM: Aleira Avendano is pushing her body to the limits, squeezing her waist down
to an eye watering 20 inches – by wearing a corset for the last six years. COMM: She’s also had surgery to enhance her shape, but she could be pushing her body too far. COMM: The 25 year old Venezuelan model began waist training while she was still in her teens and now wears her corset for a staggering 23 hours a day. COMM: Along with the waist training Aleira tries to maintain her extreme figure through diet and exercise. COMM: She also admits to having surgery to enhance her incredible hour glass shape. COMM: But the extraordinary stress placed on her body by the corset could lead to
problems in the future. COMM: Unsurprisingly she draws both adulation and criticism in her home town of Caracas. COMM: Despite the controversy her figure draws she has the support of her family – except
for her father who still finds the attention a little hard to bear. COMM: But she considers wearing a corset for 23 hours a day a small price to pay for the
happiness it brings her.