Michele Koebke is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for smallest waist.  She is well on her way to achieving her goal, but one question remains: why?  Do you find this attractive or awful?

The 24 year old from Germany has been wearing a corsets for over three years to shrink her waist to a mere 14 inches, one inch less than the current record holder.  She is currently at 16 inches around her waist.  Michele is unable to eat normal sized meals due to the constraint on her stomach.  Every day Michele consumes ten "tiny" meals to keep her body going.  She also suffers from shortness of breath and has difficulty supporting herself without wearing a corset.  You think some heath issues are going to stand in the way of her dreams?  Of course not.

Ok.  I understand that this was the style in like the 1700's, but some things went out of fashion for a reason.  Not only is this unhealthy, it is absolutely unattractive (to me anyways).  Corsets still play a role in some fashions, but this is pretty far over the line of reasonable.  If I may be so bold and say that this is a trend that really needs to go away.  Do you agree that this is unnecessary and flat out icky?  Or am I just being a jerk?  Take the poll at the bottom and leave a comment with your thoughts.