Earlier today, we shared photos of an interesting woman, Sophia Vegas - a lady said to have the world's tiniest waist - out and about as she shopped in the streets of Los Angeles.

More details of Sophia have come our way as we discover that she actually removed 4 of her ribs in order to have her status as woman with the world's tiniest waist.

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The 30-year-old allegedly underwent surgery to have four ribs removed last year in an attempt to obtain her miniature waist - in new photos, the German-born whose real name is Sophia Wollersheim, flaunted her unique ultra-small midriff in a black mesh bodice.

Her 18.5 inch midriff certainly turned heads in the Californian city as she dressed to impress while on a shopping trip - she paired her skin-tight bodice, which had a sheer top to show off her cleavage, with a pair of figure-hugging black leggings and high heels.

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She accessorized to the max in a huge pair of black bejewelled sunglasses, diamond bracelets and anklets and a designer handbag. The self-described DJ and showgirl finished off her look with a slick of red lippy and matching red nails.

The busty model revealed she was inspired by A-list celebrities including Cher and Brigitte Bardot who also allegedly had ribs removed to achieve their iconic look.

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It's reported that Sophia had a boob job, bringing her up to a size 70K, as well as surgery on her nose, and it's also speculated that she's had bum implants.

In September she hit back at trolls by sharing a bikini bathroom selfie with her 140,000 Instagram followers.

She said:

"I love my new body and have so many beautiful things coming my way before the sun sets on my life.

"I wish you all that you can find your happiness as I do and stop you from caring about your shortcomings - be it the chest, the belly, or your lack of confidence."

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Sophia is the the ex-wife of famous Dusseldorf red-light district kingpin Bert Wollersheim, and she came second in Germany's version of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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