Mikel Ruffinelli is proud to show off her larger than average curves.
The 39-year-old plus-size model is recognized by the World Record Academy for having the largest hips in the world.
Ruffinelli is 5’4 and weighs 420 pounds with hips measuring at an eight-foot circumference. Her waist, however measures only 40 inches.
“I love my shape and I see no reason to diet because I don’t have health problems,” Ruffinelli said.
She said that her family has a history of women with larger size hips. Reffinelli says hers became larger with the birth of each of her four children.
“I like to tell people all the time, ‘I have a license to work with heavy equipment,” her husband Reggie Brooks said.