By Dan Howlett @DanHowlett85

CURVY Aleira Avendano achieved an eye-watering 20 inch waist - wearing a corset 23 hours a day

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Videographer / Director: Manaure Quintero

Producer: Jack McKay, Dan Howlett

Editor: Sonia Estal

Bite sized: Aleira draws stares wherever she goes

The busty model has been wearing the waist-shrinking garment for the last six years 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.

Plastic surgery: She has had her boobs and butt enhanced
Dangerous procedure: Doctors have told her that she must immediately stop waist training

Aleira, from Caracas, Venezuela, 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 25-year-old model began waist training while still in her teens and now with her enhanced 34DD breasts she draws stares wherever she goes.

She said: ‘People stop what they’re doing and stare - everywhere I go I get attention.

“People shout at me in the street - they can’t believe that my figure is real.

“But wearing a corset took some getting used to - at first it was terrible and uncomfortable.

“After a while it became a necessity and when I’m not wearing it my skin would itch.
“But it’s not pain – it’s more pleasure, I like the pressure.

“I don’t feel a thing, it doesn’t bother me at all.”

Squeezed down: She now has a 20 inch waist

But Aleira’s doctor fears that her stringent regime could lead to complications later on in life.

Dr Andrés Ruiz, said: “In my medical opinion she should stop this immediately.

Family trouble: Her father worries about the attention she receives
Bite sized: Aleira draws stares wherever she goes

“Thank God she has not done any damage so far but she should stop before it’s too late.

“It happens because the floating ribs at the bottom of the rib cage are easier to mold – it’s definitely possible to achieve this waist without surgery.”

Committed corsetter: She has been wearing the device since her early teens

Along with the waist training Aleira tries to keep her hourglass shape by eating right and dieting.

She added: “I only eat very small portions mainly egg whites, pineapple, lots of fruit and a little bit of meat – I have a very balanced diet.

“I do crunches, weights and whatever I can to stay in shape.”

Beach body: She wears the corset for 23 hours a day
Attention seeker: Aleira loves the fame that her tiny waist has brought her

But a strict corset regime and a healthy lifestyle can only go so far in gaining a cartoon-like body.

She added: “I have to admit that I have had some surgery.

“I’ve had my nose done and my breasts three times. I’ve also had buttock implants and some liposuction – so quite a bit.”

Out of this world: Some people say she looks like an extraterrestrial

Unsurprisingly she draws both adulation and criticism whenever she hits the streets of Caracas in Venezuela – with people even comparing her to an alien.

She said: “They say that I’ve had too much surgery, that I don’t have ribs and that I’m a man.

“It is totally false – people even say that I am an extraterrestrial and a transsexual.”

No pain: Aleira actually likes the feeling of pressure from the corset
Suck it in: She has been waist training for six years

But she considers wearing a corset for 23 hours a day a small price to pay for the happiness it brings her.

She added: “This is the best thing that has happened to me.

“I would like to be known for my waist, not for having the smallest waist in the world but rather for my waist and my entire body.

“That would be one of my ambitions, to be very well known for the shape of my body. Other than having a small waist I also want to be considered sexy.”