Woman striving to be world’s heaviest

OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey woman is waging a campaign to become the world’s heaviest living woman, admitting that she is as hungry for attention as she is for calorie-rich food.

Donna Simpson, 42, weighs more than 600 pounds (272 kg) and aims to reach 1,000 pounds (455 kg).

The mother of two children, ages 3 and 14, models on a website called supersizedbombshells.com, where admirers and the curious can pay to watch videos of her eating greasy foods or walking to the car.

She has appeared in television interviews and said she welcomes media coverage.

A Guinness World Records spokeswoman said Simpson has submitted a claim for the title of world’s heaviest woman to give birth, a claim that is being reviewed.

Among the heaviest women ever recorded was one who reportedly weighed 1,800 pounds (816 kg) and another who reportedly weighed 1,200 pounds (545 kg) at the time of their deaths.

Simpson said she has received a book offer and wants her own reality show, partly to give plus-size women more confidence. She wears size XXXXXL clothing, which she buys mostly online, and calls herself a member of the “fat acceptance community.”

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2 Responses to Woman striving to be world’s heaviest

  1. dan says:

    The Guinness World Records has dropped keeping records for "Youngest Person to …" because so many parents were willing to put their kids' lives at risk in order to get their names entered into the Guinness Record Book. If people are going to eat themselves to death then they should drop that record also.

  2. Stefanie says:

    When I read this type of story, it makes me sad. It's kind of like parading around an alcoholic whose goal is to work their way up to drinking a full bottle in one day while the world watches in amazement. On one hand, she seems at peace with her decision. On the other hand, is it really peace or helplessness. My cousin died of this and I think he was one of the funniest guys I knew. I often wonder why. I wish I could understand.

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