World’s Largest Hips Measure 8 Feet Around

    January 23, 2013
    Amanda Crum

Most women want to contain the size of their hips, especially after having children, when the body goes through some drastic changes. But one woman says when her hips spread after childbirth, she didn’t want them to get any smaller.

“I love my shape and I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems,” 39-year old Mikel Ruffinelli insists. “I love Mexican food, English breakfasts and chips. My husband finds my shape sexy and we have an amazing time in bed – there’s no position we can’t do! He tells me I’m beautiful every day. Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure.”

But we’re not just talking moving up a size or two in the waistband; Ruffinelli actually holds the world’s record for Largest Hips and, at 8-feet in circumference, they make life a bit more difficult. The mother of four says she can barely shower because she can’t close the door all the way, and moving through doorways requires her to turn sideways. It can also cause issues when she’s out in public, as people tend to be quite rude about her figure. But she always has her husband to back her up.

“When men disrespect her on the street in front of me it doesn’t go down well. I have to show them who’s boss,” Reggie Brooks says.