Video: Mikel Ruffinelli has World's Widest Hips, Eight Feet in Circumference
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!'"