39-year-old, 5’4″ Los Angeles native Mikel Ruffinelli‘s hips measure just over eight feet in circumference, making her the new world record holder.
“I love my shape and I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems,” the 420-pound mother of four and former plus-sized model told The World Record Academy.
Ruffinelli adds that she keeps her figure by consuming “Mexican food, English breakfasts and chips,” making sure to clarify that her and her husband have “an amazing time in bed” and are able to do every position.
I’m not even going to say anything mean. See how I’ve changed. It’s actually hard to not envy this woman’s confidence and seeming lack of self-consciousness.
Bonus quote #1: “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.'”
Bonus Quote #2: “Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure.”
The article on WorldRecordAcademy.com states that Mikel gained the majority of her hip weight after she started having kids.
At 22, she put on more than 50 pounds after having first child Andrew, now 18. And after daughters Destynee, 13, Autumn, 8, and Justyce, 7, followed, her weight and hips ballooned further.