In weird news, Mikel Ruffinelli has the World's Largest Hips, according to the World Record Academy. This may not be the world's most prestigious world record, but the 39-year-old woman is confident with her shapely figure.
Ruffinelli weighs 420 pounds, but has a disproportionate waist size of 40 inches. The five-foot-four woman claims to not be concerned about her large hip size, because she has no health problems.
She said candidly, "I see no reason to diet because I don't have health problems." It is not physically possible to have hips 100 inches wide and have no health issues. Right? Obesity is never healthy.
Ruffinelli and her daughters admit on video that the hippy mama struggles with being easily fatigued. Although she exercises, Ruffinelli quickly wears out while dancing with her four daughters on the WII. No health issues?
According to the woman with the largest hips, she appreciates her hourglass figure. The 420-pound wife and mama stated, "Men don't fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure."
The mother of four has a husband, Reggie Brooks, that backs up his wife's statements. Brooks said sweetly, "She had a sweet disposition about her that really attracted me to her. I like to tell people all the time, 'I have a license to work with heavy equipment.'" Seriously?
Wouldn't Brooks be happier if his confident wife was at a healthier weight? He must be concerned for his wife's health. Both Brooks and Ruffinelli admit that people photograph and gawk at Ruffinelli everywhere she goes. This must be a hard lifestyle to live with.
The large-hipped woman admits that she is forced to drive a truck and that she has to sleep in a 7-foot wide bed to accommodate her large hips. Ruffinelli also has trouble fitting through doorways as well as taking a shower.
Although she claims to eat a large 3,000 calorie diet, Ruffinelli believes genetics has caused her big hips. In the video, she happily shows a pic of her mother with wide hips, although her mother was not as hippy as her Ruffinelli is now.
The woman with the world's largest hips explained that with the birth of every child her hips grew bigger and bigger. She has had a total of four beautiful daughters. Hopefully, Ruffinelli is truly happy with her hip size and she is just not hiding her emotional turmoil over her size. What do you think?