The 71 year old grandmother Cathie Jung currently holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest waist on a living person.. Her waistline measures is only 15 inches. Cathie Jung born in 1937, is an American Victorian dress and corset enthusiast residing in Old Mystic.
Jung has a waist that measures an incredible 38.1 cm (15 inches).
According to the Guinness World Record, “The smallest waist belongs to Cathie Jung (USA, b. 1937), who stands at 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in).”
Jung claims to have been wearing a corset every day, and says that she now wears one 24 hours a day. “I probably have around 100 of them,” says the corset queen.
She’s not a naturally small person either. Her hips and bust are each 39 inches. In 1985, Jung decided to spend the next 7 years shrinking her waist. She imported corsets from England, and gradually worked her way down to her current size. She likes how it looks, but her daughter objected to her showing up to her school looking like that.