10 Jul '11, 1pm

700-Pound Woman Makes a Career Out of Eating -- a Lot

Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:44 pm "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 Ma...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827551733/2863608

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