Mikel Ruffinelli

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Mikel Ruffinelli
Mikel Ruffinelli

1972 (age 46–47)
ResidenceLos Angeles
Known forWidest Hip (8ft)
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Reggie Brooks (m. 2002)

Mikel Ruffinelli (born 1965) is an American-Latina woman who currently holds the record of widest hip in the world,[1] according to the World Record Academy.[2] Her weight is more than 420 pounds (190 kg) and her hips measures an unusual 8 feet (2.4 m) in circumference, although her waist is only 3 feet 4 inches (102 cm). She is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Early life, marriage and pregnancy[edit]

Mikel was a normal-sized young woman and in her early 20s weighed an above average 13 stone (180 lb).[3] But at 22, she put on 4 stone (56 lb) after having first child Andrew. After daughters Destynee, Autumn, and Justyce followed, her weight and hips ballooned further.

She eats an average 5,000 calories a day.

It is possible that this extraordinary accumulation of fat tissue is an advanced stage of a medical condition called lipedema.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Griffo, Megan (22 January 2013). "Mikel Ruffinelli Sets World Record For Largest Hips". Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Largest hips: Mikel Ruffinelli sets world record (VIDEO)". World Record Academy. January 21, 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. ^ Harry Haydon (20 January 2013). "World's biggest hips: woman who measures over 8ft around middle". The Sun.

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