A woman wants to have the world’s biggest hips even if it kills her.
A morbidly obese woman who weighs 542lbs (38.7 stone) has said she’s ignoring warnings by doctors over her size in a bid to lay claim to having the world’s biggest hips.
Bobbi-Jo Westley, from York, Pennsylvania, currently measures at 95 inches around her thighs but says she’s hoping to eclipse the 99-inch record currently held by LA-based Mikel Ruffinelli since 2013.
Her quest is being wholly supported by her fans online, for whom she poses naked, and while she admits she’s scared of dying, she says her unhealthy pursuit is ‘just something I have to do’.
Currently measuring 95 inches, she’s just four inches off Mikel Ruffinelli’s – the current record holder – assets.
Although she isn’t quite there yet, Bobbi-Jo has legions of followers around the globe who trade her pictures online.
And for her biggest fans, she arranges special ‘crushing’ sessions where they pay to have her sit on them.
‘My hips are what make me unique,’ she says.
However, not all the attention 5ft 2in Bobbi-Jo gets online is quite so flattering – but she shrugs off the negative comments from online trolls.
She said: ‘When I get people on social media who say I am fat, I really don’t react to it. Because I am fat.’
But while her curvaceous figure has become her livelihood, the 42-year-old’s weight has had a punishing effect on her body, leaving her housebound under her doctor’s orders.
Her immense size also stops her from doing a number of basic everyday activities – and she gets out of breath just walking across the room…but she won’t let that dissuade her from her record-breaking aspirations.
‘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.’
She said: ‘The last time I went to a doctor, I weighed 542lbs. And having big hips is kind of difficult. When I go up or down stairs, or through doors, I have to turn sideways.’
Bobbi-Jo attributes her massive weight gain to an underactive thyroid, a condition she was diagnosed with six years ago.
However, she was recently paid a home visit by nutritionist Nadia Sharifi, the owner of MyTrimLine Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, who was not convinced by Bobbi-Jo’s explanation.
Sharifi says Bobbi-Jo’s current lifestyle means she is a ‘ticking time bomb’ and that she needs to start eating healthily or she could face an early death.
The nutritionist 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.
‘She is definitely in a place where it is very hard for the people to be – it’s not that she needs to lose 50 pounds, she needs to lose over 200 pounds.’
But despite the words of warning, Bobbi-Jo says that her heart is set on being the proud owner of the world’s biggest hips, and that she won’t consider losing weight until she has achieved her dream.
She said:’I am worried about my health sometimes because of my size – I know that it is not healthy. My doctor asked me if I had ever considered gastric bypass and I do have a fear of dying.
‘I understand that I’m putting myself at risk by trying to get the world’s biggest hips but it’s something that I have to do.’