Donna Simpson, a single mom in New Jersey, weighs 700 pounds and is trying to gain an additional 300 pounds so that she can claim and hold the Guinness World Records’ title of World’s Most Obese Woman. She says that she couldn’t do it without the help of her 4-year-old daughter, who shops with her, helps her prepare food, and feeds her so that she can pile on additional pounds.
How does someone who relies on a 4-year-old and a reinforced scooter to get around make a living? Online, of course. Simpson pays for her $580-to-$750 per week eating habit plus other expenses by, basically, being overweight. She has a website,OfficialDonnaSimpson.com, geared toward “fat admirers,” where people pay to see her eat and flaunt her flab.
She claims that she has 7,000 paying fans, and makes nearly $100,000 annually from the site, according to the Daily Mail. A three-day membership to her site goes for $7.95, and a one-month membership costs $19.95. For that you get to see videos like “Squashing,” “Blue Dress” and “Eating a Pie” plus access to more than 270 photos. She believes the record she holds as Heaviest Woman to Give Birth sets her apart from other big women with similar sites.
Apparently, there are a lot of people out there who enjoy watching Simpson eat. She says that they even send her fattening food like protein shake powder to help her beef up quickly. “It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone,” she says.
Except herself: She suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, plus it’s very difficult for her to go anywhere. And then there’s the example she might be setting for her daughter, Jacqueline, who Simpson claims prefers healthy foods, like salad, and is active in sports.
You might wonder about the birth of her daughter. It took a team of 30 medical professionals to deliver her during a high-risk Caesarean. She is the daughter of Simpson’s former long-term partner, Phillipe Gouamba, from whom she recently split. Simpson told the Daily Mail that she’s looking for a new partner to help feed her the 15,000 calories per day she requires, so he can relieve her daughter of those weighty responsibilities.
Simpson has been married before and also has a 15-year-old son. She says that both her partners loved her largeness, and did their best to contribute to it. Her first husband was a chef who brought her leftovers when he came home late at night, according to Wikipedia. Her next partner, she hopes will be “handsome, slim and at least 10 years younger than me,” she told the Daily Mail.
Don’t be surprised to see media-hungry takers who fit those requirements lining up for the position. They might well appreciate the television face-time they could get from a reality show that could be in the works any minute now.
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I saw a post on Eat Feats .Com about the Trophy Era how important ” Just Ask Don Lerman,” so I thought I’d give everyone some insight as to why a trophy is more important to me then money,Here Goes…… I was about 9 years old and joined little league Baseball. The first year there where only 2 teams and we wore just hats and Tee shirts ,By the second year the league grew and we had 10 teams and we all sold raffles for uniforms.
My team was way ahead of the other teams wins . having only 1 game to go and only 1 week left to the school year ,. my parents took me out of school a week early to go to a bungalow colony as we did every year.
At the end of the summer I returned to the city, the first thing that I do is go to the coach and ask if my team won , after all only 1 game was left in the season before I Left the city to go on vacation upstate
He told me that he had good news and bad news ,the good news is that yes your team won, the bad news is that I traded you to another team. I was deeply saddened , how could a little league player be traded in little league ?and with only 1 game to boot? This was unheard of,Had I been my father I would have payed the coach a visit. My father didn’t seem to care one way or another,. hence I never got the Trophy for my teams win , The Coach lived in my neighborhood and every time he would see me he would yell bring back the uniform and I would yell back when I get My Trophy you’l get your uniform , he never got the uniform back and That’s the reason that I value a trophy over a cash prize don’t get me wrong cash reward is great but not the same . It wasn’t until l the year 2000 at age 51 that I won my first Trophy, The Bens Matzoh Balls it was a long waited well over due pleasure and source of great pride *pictured above myself in my Trophy room,
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I went to ABC Studios Along with ED Jarvis, as there was be a segment Nathans on Good morning America
There was some foreign eaters from Australia a
or New zealand ( correct me if I’m incorrect)and along with Ed Jarvis,and I believe Eric Booker were to be part of the segment on GMA
I was not asked to participate . I was being ignored .
I came dressed in my Nathans hot dog outfit all the onlookers in the studio and among the street crowd liked it except George Shea , He chose not to put me on , when the show ended , they did a repeat show , live for the West coast , again I was over looked and ignored . when we finished we headed off to Coney for the weigh in . Each & Every contestant in the contest was brought upon stage for he weigh in except me . ( and by the way , I was never in all my years given the honor to be brought up on stage with the Mayor) all the eaters went on the stage except me . what a spit in the face after all that I done for the sport. I turned to Ed Jarvis and he mentioned something and then Then I got on stage . the last time I got a photo op with Mayor Bloomberg was I believe in 2002 or 2003 I was wearing . wearing my red custom Nathan a sport coat , I asked the mayors people can I take a picture with his Honor , they said yes as I was standing next to the mayor , George Shea physically pushed me out of the way so some Japanese business man can have a photo op, I don’t believe anyone ever endured such disrespect …. enough said