A woman who owns the title to the world’s biggest hips, likes her assets.
Mikel Ruffinelli, 39, of California, is a married mother of 4, who lives an active lifestyle.
Ruffinelli was an athletic teenager, who had no problems with her weight. She first began to notice that her hips were growing at age 22, just after the birth of her first child.
Ruffinelli said that with every child, her hips grew wider until she was unable to fit through a regular door. Although her waist measures 40 inches, her hips are a staggering 100 inches. It is the biggest in the world.
“When I walk on the street, people pull out their cellphone and take pictures or videos of me,” Ruffinelli said.
Some people ask if they can take a picture with her, while others just take some from her backside when she passed them.
“Some people assume that I had surgery to improve the shape of my body, but it’s all natural,” she insisted. Ruffinelli has no plans to lose weight, but she admitted that her size has occasionally caused problems.
When she goes on an airplane she must buy two seats so she can fit her body, and that gets pretty expensive. She also has to go through doors sideways, and she cannot close the door of her shower because her hips are in the way.
Ruffinelli lives in Los Angeles, with her husband Reggie Brooks, and their 4 children. “I love her shape, but it was her sweet personality that first attracted me,” her husband said.