Photo: The Sun

We see photos of thin models digitally manipulated to look even thinner all the time, so we were pretty skeptical of The Sun’s claims about thirty-year-old Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg. The tabloid says Ioana is “5ft 6ins and weighs just six stone (84 lbs.) — and while her hips are 32ins, her waist is only five inches bigger than a CD.”

While it’s easy to change a photo, we were a little more compelled by this video of Ioana traipsing around in a micro-mini:

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“No one seems to believe it,” says Ioana, “But every day I eat three big meals and I snack on chocolate and crisps all the time. I just have a small stomach. It’s a bit like having a natural gastric band — if I eat too much, I feel sick.”

Ioana doesn’t appear to have landed any modeling work other than Youtube videos and shoots for The Sun… though it’s within the realm of possibility that her extreme measurements end up appealing to the increasingly extreme inclinations of the fashion industry (coming to mind is this recent Italian Vogue cover starring Stella Tennant with a 13-inch waist). It may seem unlikely but Ioana could very well pull a hat trick and end up in some outre Steven Klein couture shoot.

Then again, The Sun is a tabloid and if this turns out to be a hoax or the work of a merciless corset, no one should look too shocked.

(The Sun, HuffPo)