The modern version of the corset – “waist trainers” – claim to slim and define the mid-section. They’ve been spruiked by everyone from Jessica Alba to, well, basically the entire Kardashian Klan despite concerns from health experts.
Spoiler? It didn’t look fun. At all. (Post continues after video.)
No, it didn’t instantly turn her into a Kardashian.
“Oh my gosh, I need to explain to you how it feels, I just can’t breathe, it makes me not want to talk which is a terrible thing for me,” she says.
But it does more than just reduce your speaking ability. Over time the corset actually pushes your internal organs down and your ribs together, which can have some more serious – and immediate – consequences.
"Because everything is so compressed, I can only take really small breaths and I feel really dizzy because I feel like I'm not getting enough oxygen" she says.
While makers recommend wearing the corsets for a minimum of eight hours per day, two minutes was enough for Mia.
"I also feel like my ribs are about to start cracking, that's how it feels so I cannot imagine wearing it for days or hours or even another minute because I can't breathe," she says.