If you haven't already heard about Donna Simpson, let me fill you in. At age 42, this New Jersey woman tips the scales at 604 pounds, but she's not trying to lose weight. It's her "fantasy" to gain weight and not stop until she reaches 1,000 lbs. If she hits her mark, she'll earn the title of heaviest woman to give birth and heaviest living woman, a new title given by the Guinness World Record. She already holds the record for world's fattest mother, weighing 532 pounds when she gave birth to a baby girl in 2007.
It would take Simpson two years to reach her goal by eating 12,000 calories a day. She pays for her $750 weekly food bill by modeling on Supersized Bombshells, a website for men who worship big women, where her hefty size is more than accepted — it's sought after. She told the New York Post, "I love eating and people love watching me eat. It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone. I have fans who send me baklava and cheesecake and everything else you can imagine. I'm heavy, and I wouldn't mind being heavier."
Donna says that her 150-pound boyfriend encourages her to eat more. "I think he’d like it if I was bigger. He’s a real belly man, and completely supports me." He stands behind her saying, "I support her because I enjoy it," and he's not the only one in support, as Donna has also been offered a reality show and book deal. Looks like another story of obesity placed in the public eye, along with Ruby and One Big Happy Family.
With her boyfriend as her cheerleader, her modeling career supporting her eating habits, and the publicity she's getting from people wanting her to do her own reality TV show, Donna's obesity is getting a round of applause and then some. Tell me . . .