Bobbi-Jo Westley of Pennsylvania is a woman whose supersized hips measure 241cm but is determined to have the world’s biggest hips.
Although 43-year-old Bobbi-Jo is yet to beat Mikel Ruffinelli of Los Angeles who is the current record-holder for the world’s biggest hips with size 251cm, her curvaceous hips have earned her instant online fame with worldwide fans buying and trading her pictures.
Bobbi-Jo also arranges special ‘crushing’ sessions for her biggest fans, where they pay to have her sit and squash on them. She says her hips are what makes her unique. “It’s what makes me ‘me’.”
“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,” she told a news outlet.
The 5-foot-2 lady, who weighed in at 245kg the last time she went to the doctor is currently housebound — under doctor’s orders — and her immense size prevents her from doing many day-to-day activities.
“When I go up or down stairs, or through doors, I have to turn sideways,” she told a news media.
Bobbi-Jo says her massive weight gain is as a result of an under-active thyroid, a condition she was diagnosed with six years ago.
But her nutritionist Nadia Sharifi isn’t convinced with that explanation. Sharifi says that Bobbi-Jo is a ‘ticking time bomb’ and that her current lifestyle could result in an early death.
“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,” Sharifi explained.
Bobbi-Jo said she knows she’s putting herself at risk and is also worried about her health. She reveals that her doctor has even asked her to consider a gastric bypass surgery.
However, despite medical warnings, Bobbi-Jo’s determination far surpasses her fears. She declares that her ultimate aim is to be crowned the proud owner of the world’s biggest hips and that she doesn’t want to lose weight until she’s achieved her goal.
“I understand that I’m putting myself at risk by trying to get the world’s biggest hips …but it’s just something 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.
As expected, Bobbi-Jo faces online fat shaming too but says she’s fine with it. In her words, “When I get people on social media who say I am fat, I really don’t react to it. Because I am fat.”