I'm always so baffled at how far some women are willing to go JUST to lose weight--especially beauty queens! In fact, you have to see what 2013 Miss Venezuela First Runner up Wi May Nava has put herself through just to maintain her skinny figure. She literally had a mesh patch sewn onto her tongue so that she can't eat solids. I don't know about you, but I love myself way too much to put myself through that kind of torture! But if you think that's crazy, you have to see the other weight loss methods out there.

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Nava opened up about her weight-loss secret in a U.K. special called Secrets of South America: Extreme Beauty Queens. She also admitted she's undergone quit a bit of plastic surgery in order to compete in the pageant including a boob job, nose job, and had her family hold a raffle in order to pay to get her teeth fixed as well.

The reporter interviewing her seemed shocked and asked her why she had so much work done. And to no one's surprise, Miss Venezuela pageant president and judge on Nuestra Belleza Latina, Osmel Sousa was the inspiration behind it all.

Nava claims she went to see Sousa a year prior to the pageant and he told her she was totally flat chested and that her nose was slightly hooked. But as far as the mesh patch goes, Nava was all on her own with that one. In case you've never heard of it, let me tell you a little bit about this mesh patch thing.

It's probably one of the most painful ways you can attempt to lose weight both mentally and physically, because it literally prevents you from eating solids. Try eating solid foods and expect to be in excruciating pain.

The extreme weight loss method was invented by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Nicolas Chugay and apparently has already made its way to Latin America. I would rather stack on the pounds than even consider having this patch sewn onto my tongue. Not only does it force you to follow a liquid diet, but it's also not FDA-approved. Oh and did I mention it cost around $2,000?

 But as crazy as this sounds, the mesh patch is far from the only insane weight-loss method out there. Don't believe me? Check out a few of these other weight loss practices we don't recommend you try!

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Obalon gastric weight loss balloon

The Obalon gastric weight loss balloon comes in the form of a pill. You swallow the capsule that’s attached to a micro-catheter, and once it hits your stomach the balloon inflates to the size of an apple. This gives the patient a fullness feeling, preventing you from eating more. How nuts is that?

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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