Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Because World Records Are Super-Important

A New Jersey mother of two is vying to become the fattest woman on earth. Her target weight? 1,000 pounds.

Donna Simpson claims to make money by charging people to watch her eat on the Internet, and is evidently unfazed by the stigmatization of fat people:
When Donna was 19 she met her first husband, who worked as a chef at a steak restaurant. "He worked night shifts and would come home at 2 or 3am and bring the leftovers with him," she said. "We'd stay up and eat huge piles of steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy with butter. I started gaining weight quickly and my husband liked it. He said I was sexier when I was bigger, and I felt happier too."