Mikel Ruffinelli weighs in at 420 pounds and has hips that measure eight feet in circumference, the widest in the world, reports Barcroft Media. (video below).
The 39-year-old Ruffinelli, who lives in Los Angeles, told the Daily Mail: "I love my shape and I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems. Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure."
Ruffinelli has to walk through most doors sideways, drive a truck because she can’t fit into a car, sit in steel-supported chairs and sleep on a 7-foot-wide bed.
She has been married to her husband Reggie Brooks for 10 years. He finds her shape sexy and tells her every day how beautiful she is.
As a teen, Ruffinelli was athletic and weighed 140-pounds although she did have big hips, which she says run in her family.
Ruffinelli said: "I put [weight gain] down to my pregnancies. I don’t see why else the weight would go to my hips, although, I do eat lots."
Ruffinelli typically eats 3,000 calories a day: "I might have a breakfast of two eggs with sausage and bacon and a handful of potatoes. Lunch is fried fish and French fries, but dinner’s my big meal."
"I like to make barbecue chicken with rice or mash. I have a big portion, but I’m not greedy. I snack on peanuts, granola bars and crisps."
"In the past, I was self-conscious about my hips and tried milkshake diets, but they didn’t work. As I got older, I learned to love my body and now I’m not afraid to show it off."
Ruffinelli has started modeling for a Big Beautiful Women website and earns up to $1000 per shoot: "I mostly wear lingerie. I have two seamstresses who make my outfits, although I can easily find clothes for my top half, it’s the bottoms that are a problem."
"I don’t want to get bigger, but I don’t want to lose my curves. I look great. I hope I inspire women to think, 'She’s happy with her body and I can be too!'"