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#Trending : Woman From Myanmar With 13.7 Inches Waist Claims It Is All Natural. Except That She Wore Corsets

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Growing up, unlike a lot of my other friends, I never felt the pressure to be a certain size or fit into a particular body type or even to hit the gym to get an itty-bitty waist. I was chubby as a kid, and with enough extra curricular activities and dance trainings I turned out proportionate to my height. And I like to think, if I hadn’t, I’d be kind of okay with it too. Or so I hope. But guess that is not how many people out there feel, considering the society doesn’t make it any easier for them to accept themselves.

From the get go, girls and boys are pushed to give importance to their looks, to groom themselves, starve themselves, burn out until they’re a size more widely accepted and appreciated. And yes, with time such absurd norms are changing and crumbling, as we talk about body positivity, but many a times, these norms are taken a tad bit too seriously. As was the case with the 23-year-old Su Naing from Myanmar, who holds the record for one of the smallest waists in the world – just 13.7inches.

You heard that right, a 13.7 inches is Su Naing’s waist size, which she claims to have acquired by natural means. Often accused of photoshopping her images (can you really blame people, tho?), or even accused of extracting her rib cage to maintain such a slim physique, this 23 year old has taken us by shock, more than surprise.

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However, defending herself, Su shared that her slim physique is the result of her genetics and a healthy diet. She said, “I am in a healthy disposition and keep a healthy diet so there is nothing to worry about. I don’t think there is something wrong with how I look.”

She further added, “I enjoy posing for pictures and showing off my looks. The compliments are very flattering. People agree that it is a beautiful look.” Currently, the record for the smallest waist is held by  Ethel Granger, of the UK, whose waist measured 13 inches back in 1939. Giving her competition is now Su, at 13.7. And while her pictures are pretty impressive as well as astonishing, her results haven’t been all that natural. According to her, she has gone under a lifetime of ‘waist training’, by wearing corsets on a regular basis under her top.

And that is exactly what the underlying problem with it is. Quite, literally too. The fact that women feel the need to succumb to a corset to attain a body type that is so unreal to even look at, is what needs to be addressed. However, to each his own, and for now, Su Naing seems pretty content with her petite waistline!

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