Model With Real-Life Hourglass Figure

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Feb. 5 2012, Updated 1:20 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Her waist is just 20 inches but the model with the real-life hourglass figure, Ioana Spangenberg, insists she lives on a diet of chips, pizzas and kebabs.

The 30-year-old tips the scales at a miniscule 84 lbs. but claims her diet is consistent with a woman twice her size.

"No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals and I snack on chocolate and crisps all the time," the Romanian-born model told the UK's Sun newspaper. "I just have a small stomach. It's a bit like having a natural gastric band - if I eat too much, I feel sick."

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With a 20 inch waist and 32 inch hips, Loana's hourglass figure -- which she says she's had since a teen - causes a lot of controversy.

"When I was 13 my waist was around 15 inches," she said. "Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room.

"In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family. So while my friends were going out an dating, I was sitting at home with Mars bars wishing I could fatten up."

However in 2006, after meeting her German husband, she realized she could utilize her figure, as he encouraged her to become a model.

"I would still like to gain weight so I don't look so shocking," she said. "And now that I live in Germany I can't get enough pizza or kebabs."

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