A woman identified as Mikel Ruffineli based in Los Angeles, is substantially wider than she is tall, but says she wouldn’ t want it any other way. The mother of four a staggering 8foot in circumference and weighs 420 pounds.
Mikel earns $1, 000 per shoot modelling for ‘ Big Beautiful Women’ s website
Mikel Ruffinelli loves her shape and sees no reason to diet despite having to use a special steel chair. While the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce will probably all agree, they don’ t have to face the kind of challenges that Mikel does on a daily basis. As well as having to walk through most doors sideways, Mikel drives a truck because she can’ t fit into a car. At home, the woman with the widest hips in the world has to sit in steel- supported chairs and sleeps on a 7ft- wide bed.
Mikel’ s biggest fan is her hubby, Reggie Brooks, a 40- year- old computer technician. They’ ve been married for more than 10 years and Mikel says that the husband finds her unusual shape s*xy and tells her every day just how beautiful she is.
At age 22, Mikel had her first child, Andrew, now 19, from a previous relationship, and that is when she started gaining the weight. From 182- pounds and a size 14, she piled on the pounds until she was 238- pounds and a size 18.
Then she met Reggie and over the next decade had three more children: Destynee, 13, Autumn, 9, and Justyce, 7. Her hips ballooned as she reached 420 pounds and a size 30.
” I put it down to my pregnancies. I don’ t see what would make my weight go to my hips, although, I do eat lots, ” she told Closer.
Mikel, who is studying for a psychology degree, has a healthy appetite and typically consumes 3, 000 calories a day.
” It sounds like a lot to have 3, 000 calories,
but for someone my size, it’ s not really.
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, ” she revealed.
” 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. “
As she has gotten older Mikel says she had grown more comfortable with her shape and size.
” 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. “
Her confidence has grown she has taken to modelling for a big beautiful Women website and earns up to $1000 per shoot.