Cathie Jung the ‘Queen of corsets’ holds the Guinness World Record for ‘the smallest waist on a living person’ and has done since 1999. Cathie is 5’6”, weighs 135 lbs and has a 39 – 15 – 39 figure. She’s also a grandmother, a pensioner and a wife. Cathie still does the house work, travels and goes swimming (in a specially made corset swimsuit of course). “I do everything that I want to do. I eat fairly small meals but I prefer that at my age anyway. I find it tricky sitting in low chairs and sometimes in restaurants I have to sit on the high chairs at the bar.”
To reach her breath taking 15 inch waist size Cathie has been wearing corsets 23/7 since 1983, that’s 25 years. She put on her first corset for her wedding day in 1959 and now has more than a hundred.
Cathie’s waist is about the same size as a jar of mayonnaise or the circumference of a CD but Cathie insists there is no negative health effect – in fact her husband, an orthopaedic surgeon, seconds this; “Bob has carried out X-rays on me and says the corset actually helps support my spine.”
Her waist has brought her the fame and glamour of TV interviews and invitations to various fashion events and parties. This sterling silver corset was custom made for her to wear to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts costume party for the opening of a Versace show.
Cathie’s most recent TV appearance was about 3 years ago when she appeared on ‘This Morning’ – click the picture above for the You Tube video.