The 27-year-old was inspired by the extreme shapes of fictional characters such as Jessica Rabbit and Marvel super-heroine ‘Storm’. Kelly says that corset training has helped her to overcome childhood shyness.
Kelly works as a fetish model, here she is pictured in some of the clothing that she wears on the job
Speaking about her waist-mania Kelly said: “As a little girl I was very shy and I loved the way comic books portrayed the characters. 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. I think it’s interesting how fabric and thread can just easily manipulate the body to do such an extreme silhouette though.”
But waist-training is not without it’s problems and Kelly does struggle with some physical tasks as she does do weight lifting and goes to gym. But despite the limitations and negative comments, Kelly has no plans to hang up her corset.
“Some people really love it, some people really hate it, but I always did it for myself – I didn’t really do it for people’s reactions. I love modifying and its often mistaken that modification is being a means of not loving yourself but I modify because I can, because it’s fun.”