Kelly Lee Dekay, a woman who’s spent seven years of her life using a corset to essentially crush her ribcage inwards so that her waist shrinks, measures in at 16 inches.
Let’s all take a moment to collectively say “HOLY SHIT.”
The 27-year-old, from New York, started ‘waist training’ seven years ago after being inspired by the extreme shapes of voluptuous Jessica Rabbit and Marvel super-heroine ‘Storm’.
Kelly, who studies fashion, said: ‘Growing up I just loved the exaggeration of styles and the beautiful costumes that comic book characters would wear and that led to the aesthetic that led to tight-lacing.
‘I like that they wore their personalities externally.
‘I do understand their measurements can’t ever possibly be achieved because they would break…
Growing up, Kelly was a tomboy, and says that corset training has helped her to overcome childhood shyness.
She said: ‘As a little girl I was very shy and I loved the way comic books portrayed the characters…
She said: ‘The corset can be restrictive when going up the stairs and you can’t carry too many heavy things because you could hurt yourself.
‘I actually did hiking in my corset and that’s very dangerous.
‘I also played soft ball in a corset once, that was an interesting feeling, but I don’t go to the gym in a corset – that’s really dangerous because I do weight lifting.
‘But if I do want to do something extreme, I don’t limit myself. If I have to be out of my corset, then I’m out of it.’
Quite looks like this:https://www.instagram.com/p/siBHNOAPmD/
Kelly states that she often gets mixed reactions, with some people loving her appearance while others hate it. However, she justifies the stares from people while in public by saying that she modified her body for herself, not for them, and therefore she gives 0 shits about what people think about her appearance. Fuck the haters, Kelly, and keep on aiming for that Jessica Rabbit look. I’m sure you’ll hit it…at some point.
[H/T Daily Mail]