AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN woman has reportedly set a new world record for "World's largest Hips", measuring an incredible eight-foot circumference.
According to the World Record Academy plus-size model, Mikel Ruffinelli, who weighs a hefty 30 stone, set the record for having "100-inch wide hips", an achievement she says stems from having four children.
She told the Daily Mail: "I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems. Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure."
Ruffinelli is said to stand at just 5ft 4 and has a 40 inch waist.
The 39-year-old's husband of 10 years, Reggie Brooks, told Barcroft TV: "She [Mikel] had a sweet disposition about her that really attracted me to her."
He added: "I like to tell people all the time, 'I have a license to work with heavy equipment.'"
Ruffinelli said she first began gaining weight after having her first child.