Move Over, Shakira: Meet The Woman With The World Record 8-Foot Hips

01.23.13 5 years ago 9 Comments

It has been a while since we last checked in on some of the more unique world record holders, from the world’s fattest woman to the other world’s fattest woman, as well as all of their lovers that have come and gone in between. Unfortunately, our spotlight is only big enough for one of these women at a time, and this week’s star is 39-year old Mikel Ruffinelli, who unlike those other rotund record holders, has managed to have her cake and eat it, too, in that she has a world record and her health isn’t in horrific danger. Well, according to her at least.

Ruffinelli currently holds the record for the world’s largest hips, as her body’s circumference measures an incredible eight feet, and you can leave your judgments at the salad bar, because she is wide with pride.

‘I love my shape and I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems,’ explains Mikel, has a proportionally small 40-inch waist. ‘Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure.’ (Via the Daily Mail)

Just for perspective, this is what an hourglass looks like. But again, Ruffinelli is proud of what she has accomplished, despite the remarkable limitations that she’s chosen to live with.

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.

I hope she has this poster over her bed just because.

But even better than her own sense of success, Ruffinelli has the love of her four children and her husband, who gave us my favorite picture of the week.

Mikel’s biggest fan is her husband, Reggie Brooks, a 40-year-old computer technician. They’ve been married 10 years and Mikel says that he finds her unusual shape sexy and tells her every day just how beautiful she is.

Mikel hasn’t always been plus-sized, as a teenager she was quite athletic and weighed 140-pounds although she did have big hips – a trait she says that runs in her family.

And here she is in all her glory in this interview with Barcroft.

If you’re wondering what the YouTube response is to that video, don’t. It’s as bad as you’d think. Here’s a sampling:


thats her problem not ours

I saw this woman at walmart in Long Beach about 3 years ago. I thought she had 2 basket balls hidden

So her vagina looks like?

Girl do your things your a 2 liter coke bottle im a damn can let me borrow some hips

Imagine the smell that joint give off when she bent ova o_O MUSTY!!! LOL!!!

More cushion for the pushin

Lol wth

Her ass is huge



Damn straight.

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