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World's Smallest Waist
Think about the size of a large bagel. Now think about how small your waist would be if it was the exact same size around. For 70-year-old Cathie Young, that's no stretch of the imagination. At 15 inches, she holds the Guinness World Record for having the smallest waist in the world.

After having three children, Cathie started lacing a corset around her then-26-inch waist. "We do Victorian costuming. In order to have a Victorian costume look appropriate, you have to have the proper underwear. So I started wearing a corset to make the Victorian gowns look beautiful," she says.

Cathie says she wears her corset 24 hours a day and only takes it off to shower. "I go fishing, I do everything any normal person would do," she says.
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FROM: World Record Holders
Published on January 30, 2008

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