(Scroll down for video) Meet the woman who is said to have the widest hips in the world.
Interestingly enough, her hips are wider than she is tall.
39-year-old Mikel Ruffinelli is a loving wife and mother of four children. She and her family lives in Los Angeles, California.
Ruffinelli stands at just 5 feet 4 inches tall and her hips measure 8 feet wide, making her hips wider than she is tall.
Ruffinelli weighs 420 pounds. She said that she loves her curves. “Wherever I go people take out their camera phone and take pictures of me,” Ruffinelli said. Ruffinelli, loves the way she looks and she sees no reason to diet because she has no health problems.
As a matter of fact, she is so comfortable with her body that she became a plus size model. She poses for a website called “Big Beautiful Women,” where she earns $1,000 per session, according to reports.
Ruffinelli drives a van as she does not fit in a car. At home, she has a special chair made of steel to support her weight. She also has a bed that is 7 feet wide.
Her 40-year-old husband, Reggie Brooks, finds her very attractive. “I tell people that I have a license to work with heavy equipment,” Brooks, who is a computer technician, said jokingly.