- Michele Kobke, 24, has a 16 inch waist but wants a smaller one
- Her dream is a waist that measures 14 inches like idol Cathie Jung
- Jung currently holds the record for having the world’s smallest midriff
For most of us, a slender waist is the product of a careful diet and plenty of exercise. But not for Michele Kobke, 24. The Berliner has shrunk her waist from 64cm (25 inches) to just 40cm (16 inches) by wearing a corset every day for three years – even while sleeping.
Tiny though Kobke’s waist is, the record for the world’s tiniest midriff is held by another – American Cathie Jung, whose waist measures just 38cm. By comparison, the average British woman has a waist that measures 84.9cm (33.43 inches) – equivalent to a dress size 14.
Recent figures show that nearly 57 per cent of British women have waists bigger than the healthy limit set by experts. Although Kobke’s tiny waist is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows, the German believes she has the perfect feminine figure.