The waist trainer phenomenon has hit Mzansi big time! Singer and TV presenter Kedebone Mkhabela also sells waist trainers or body shapers.

She said as a huge Keeping Up with the Kardashians fan, she saw how the Kardashian clan reduced their waistlines by wearing this nifty garment.


“I wanted something to help me refine my waist and when I saw that Kim Kardashian West and her sisters are using the waist trainer, I tried and it worked,” Kedebone said.

The Sunday Chillaz presenter said it took her six weeks to see results and she’s happy to be able to afford other women an opportunity to also lose weight.

“I started getting compliments and people wanted to find out why I had lost so much weight and I saw a business opportunity,” she said.

There’s speculation that waist trainers have side-effects.

Among them are internal organs being squashed due to the pressure of the belt on the tummy for hours on end.

Kedebone Mkhabela
Kedebone Mkhabela

But Kedebone said she hasn’t personally met anyone who had experienced these side-effects.

“I put it on for eight hours a day. The only negative thing I read about waist trainers was hearing that other women put it on for over 22 hours,” she said.

Kedebone added that there are rubber waist trainers available that are more comfortable and can be worn for longer periods.

“I could never sell something to my clients if I was putting their lives in danger.

“This is legit and I encourage women who need it to use it,” she said.

Local celebrities including singer LeAnne Dlamini, Lerato Kganyago and Thando Thabethe have admitted to using waist trainers.

They have posted pictures of themselves on social networks as proof that it works and they are wasp-waisted. looking great.

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