Special Photographs of the modern-day corset icon: Cathie Jung!
Used with her explicit permission
Also visit www.cathiejung.com
A peek at Cathie's early years, well before her tiny waist
(ABOVE) These two photographs were taken at the Fasching Carnival in Hamburg, Germany early in 1998 and are part of J.C. Creations Amsterdam's Corsetbrief #5.
(used with their permission).
The left image shows Kathie in in the Hafen Hotel in a black leather dress.
The right image image features her in a blue dress (actually a gown!) which accentuates her incredible corsetted figure. She is standing with Corine from J.C. Creations Amsterdam.
Cathie's waist is very impressive, but we are most intrigued by her side view - Very few tightlacers can duplicate that, especially at 15"!
A short video clip with Cathie Jung from a program shown on Swedish television in 2006.
This was taken in New York at a 2003 vintage
clothes show and viewed by many people.
It is a replica of an 1890 Victorian.
Clicking below links will play the videos -- right-clicking and "save target" will save the video on your hard drive.
A moving clip of Cathie Jung featured on World of Pain
This is part 1 (2&3 forthcoming) of Cathie Jung's appearance on Fox's TV's Guinness World Records Primetime a couple of years ago.
A relatively long vidclip from the Cathie Jung interview on GMTV in the UK on 19 July 05.
Cathie Jung vidclip from an old UK TV channel 4 program called Eurotrash.
Vidclip concerning the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records.
Video: Cathie onThis Morning.
Further items relating to the 23 Nov 07 television segment:
ArticleShort video version Slides Bio and more answers
(Under the picture)
WASPWAIST. Cathie Jung waist measures 38,1 cm.[15"]. She has trained it by wearing a corset almost round the clock for 25 years.
...from an an interview in the Daily Mail, which is reprinted in condensed from in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet
P.S. The contact link on the update page points to itself.
P.S.2 Click the picture at that webpage for a larger image
A poor translation of the text:
'HER WAIST - 38,1 centimeters
Cathie Jung is 68 years old. And has the smallest waist in the world. She holds that record by wearing a corset all her life. Look at the picture and you will understand.
Jung's waist measures only 38,1 centimeters and that is inscribed in the Guinness book of world records under the category "smallest waist on now living person". This page is a bit over 38 centimeters in height. If you can wrap it around your waist, your waist is in the same class as Cathie's.
Wears a corset
The secret behind the odd figure is a corset that she wear round the clock, except
when showering. The corset has been a part of her life since she married her husband Bob Jung as a twenty-two year old in 1959. But it was after her 43rd birthday that she first got serious with her waist training, which measured 66 centimeters [26"] at that time.
-About the ribs: "They are affected to a surprisingly small degree by the training," says husband Bob to Daily Mail."
Cathy Jung in full Victorian regalia
She certainly would have fit in nicely with the society of that era
(above) On Oprah
(below) ...from Bizarre Design
Note from Cathie Jung (while in Abaco in March 2008):
"I was interviewed in Hopetown on Heritage Day and the article appeared in the April 1 issue of The Abaconian - a biweekly local newspaper--
You can go to www.abaconian.com to find the paper. The article is in Section A, page 15."
YouTube video of Cathie Jung's April 3, 2008 guest appearance on the Italian TV presentation Lo show dei record
Video: Cathie nicely modeling a corset
Video: Cathie on "This Morning"
TV featur-ette with Cathie and Bob Jung discussing her corset-wearing
Ten minute video It is entitled National Geographic - Taboo - The Smallest Waist in the World on a Living Person!
Information about Cathie's rubber corset bathing suit is to be found at the bottom of this page
(below) This photo was done by Ruven Afanador for the Esenstaedt Awards and shown in the collectors edition of Life magazine the Eisie issue spring 1998.
The tooled leather corset dress was shown at the F.I.T. corset display.
(above middle) at Williamsburg, Virginia (ends) in a Michael Garrod corset
(below) Here are some pictures of Cathie, some less-publicized
An interesting picture with Mr. Pearl
She sure has a knack for wearing outfits which beautifully highlight her extraordinary figure!
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a few years back
Here are Cathie Jung (and her husband, Bob) at the 100th anniversary of the tower fire in Narragansett, Rhode Island (2000)
Used with permission
1997 Bal de Gracieuses
Crinolyn has optimized the Ripley's Believe or Not!
segment we all enjoyed a while ago
Good stuff, with Dita, Cathie and others...! Click on frame
Cathie on her 2007 trip for an appearance on Japanese television (with the M.C.) - quite an outfit!
Two of Cathie Jung's
Michael Garrod corsets
(below) ... with her doggie:
S. Titus Canby writes in 2002:
"Recently, I visited the web site of
Guinness World Records
and checked what they had on small waists. I found a new picture of Cathie
Jung encased in her
wasp-waisted metal framework which
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