A woman in Pennsylvania is hellbent on having the world’s biggest hips — even if she ends up dead as a result.
43-year-old Bobbi-Jo Westley has hips measuring 95 inches, but she is eager to beat the current record of 99 inches, held by Los Angeles resident Mikel Ruffinelli.
‘My hips are what makes me unique,” she said. ‘It’s what makes me ‘me.”
Thanks to her large hips, Bobbi has achieved immediate online fame with admirers across the globe buying her pictures.
She has even organised ‘crushing sessions’ AKA people who pay to have their faces and bodies squished by portly women.
She told Barcroft:
When I realised that there were men out there who like my shape, I was kind of surprised. I get all kinds of presents and messages from my fans, some of them ask ‘will you marry me?,’ which is kind of hard because I’m already married.
Bobbi, who weighs 542 pounds and stands at 5-foot-2, got some bad news when she last went to the doctor.
Currently housebound, her extraordinary size gets in the way of many everyday activities.
‘When I go up or down stairs, or through doors, I have to turn sideways,’ she added.
Bobbi is adamant her massive weight gain is caused by an under-active thyroid, a condition she was diagnosed with six years ago.
Her nutritionist, Nadia Sharifi, owner of MyTrimLine Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, said:
It’s literally a life-or-death choice at this point. Hormones, or thyroid issues, or blood type or ancestry might play a little part, but ultimately it’s down to what we put into our mouth.
When we’re talking about her veins, she can have a block very easily. She is really, truly a ticking time bomb.
Saying this, Bobbi is highly aware the risk factor intrinsic to her lifestyle and has admitted to worrying about her health. Her doctor has even asked her to consider gastric bypass surgery.
The problem is, the strive to become a world record breaker outweighs any fears she might have.
It’s just something that I have to do and I take it one day at a time. I want to be remembered for something, and I think having the world’s biggest hips is what I was meant to be remembered for.
Stay safe, Bobbi. Dream big, but responsibly so.
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