1972 (age 46–47)
|Known for||Widest Hip (8ft)|
|Height||1.62 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, according to the World Record Academy. 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
Mikel was a normal-sized young woman and in her early 20s weighed an above average 13 stone (180 lb). 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.
- Griffo, Megan (22 January 2013). "Mikel Ruffinelli Sets World Record For Largest Hips". Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "Largest hips: Mikel Ruffinelli sets world record (VIDEO)". World Record Academy. January 21, 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- Harry Haydon (20 January 2013). "World's biggest hips: woman who measures over 8ft around middle". The Sun.