At 600 pounds, a New Jersey mother is less than half the size of the woman who the Guinness Book of World Records says is the heaviest that ever lived, but she might have a shot at a new category: most massive mom.
Donna Simpson, 42, has renounced her desire to achieve the world record of heaviest woman now held by Brooklyn-born Carol Yager, who weighed in at 1,600 pounds and died of heart failure in 1994. Now, Simpson is hoping Guinness will create a new category just for her as World’s Most Massive Mom. Guinness says it is considering her request.
In the meantime, Simpson is taking advantage of her notoriety after making headlines in March when she told a British tabloid that she was super-sizing her portions on purpose to beat Yager’s status. After the story in the Daily Mail, Simpson caught heat from social media critics around the world, many expressing concern for Simpson’s 3-year-old daughter.
But Simpson has become a YouTube celebrity and has been known to show off her 600-pound body on a website devoted to women of larger proportions. A book deal and a potential reality TV show are also in the works. And although Simpson says she is no longer attempting to pack on more pounds, she isn’t actively trying to lose weight, and eats 12,000 calories a day. Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s daily nutritional guidelines of 2,000 calories, that’s nearly a week’s worth of food per day.
Simpson’s newfound fame has also given her a voice against discrimination toward obese people, becoming a vocal supporter of the “fat acceptance movement,” according to Reuters. Simpson told the news service she receives emails from plus-sized women who say she is an inspiration.
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