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NJ woman attempting to become world's fattest lady
By DAVID K. LI
Last Updated: 1:29 PM, March 16, 2010
Posted: 12:14 PM, March 15, 2010
A New Jersey woman, who now tips the scales at 604 pounds, said it’d be a "fantasy" to gobble her way to fame and someday weigh 1,000 pounds
"When you have a 3-year-old daughter and you’re trying to run a household, things like this tend to be a fantasy," Simpson told
The 42-year-old Old Bridge resident insists she has no realistic hopes of ever making 1,000 pounds, but will try her best to consume, wolf, munch and devour her way to hog heaven.
It’s such a hefty task, that Simpson would have to consume Jets coach Rex Ryan — 350 pounds before his stomach-staple surgery this past weekend — just to get close.
"This whole thousand-pound goal has gotten n way out of proportion," Simpson said of her pie-in-the-sky dreams.
"This is a fantasy of mine. It’s not reality, yet everyone takes this and runs with it."
Simpson claims she only wants to be recognized as the heaviest woman to ever give birth.
She weighed 532 pounds in 2007 when her daughter Jacqueline was born.
A rep for the Guinness World Record said there is no category for biggest birth mom, but the UK-based outfit has received paperwork from Simpson — asking to be named biggest to give birth and heaviest living woman.
Guinness is thinking about creating a biggest birth mom category and considering Simpson’s application to be named largest living woman.
The biggest woman ever recorded was Rosalie Bradford, of Auburndale, Fla., who weighed in at 1,199 pounds in 1987. Before Bradford died at age 63 in 2007, she was the heaviest living woman.
Guinness denies it’s encouraging Simpson and other freaks, only chronicling what they’d be doing naturally.
"We’re not pushing people out there to eat, we’re in no way asking them to live an unhealthy lifestyle," said Guinness spokeswoman Jamie Panas.
"From out point of view, these people are out there and we’re just reporting it like you are. We’re just impartially chronicling superlatives."
Panas admitted, however, that Guinness had to end a category for fattest pet, fearing that owners were stuffing their fury, four-legged pals just for a record.
In her "fantasy," Simpson would zoom up to 1,000 in two years with a steady diet of 12,000 calories per day. An average woman should consume no more than 2,000.
"My favorite food is sushi, but unlike others I can sit and eat 70 big pieces of sushi in one go," she told London’s Daily Mail. "I do love cakes and sweet things, doughnuts are my favorite."
To help pick up the tab on her $750-a-week eating habit, Simpson puts herself on the Internet where people can pay to watch her eat.
"I love eating and people love watching me eat," she told the British newspaper. "It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone."
Simpson said her 49-year-old, 150-pound boyfriend Philippe Gouamba, has encouraged her to eat more.
"I think he’d like it if I was bigger," she added. "He’s a real belly man, and completely supports me."