Being a woman is really hard sometimes. As you are expected to have no areas that jiggle or thigs with a gap that are free of dimples, AND still you’re not ‘enough’. Not thin enough, not toned enough, whatever.
These beauty standards are ridiculously impossible and just wrong.
Thankfully, the body positivity moment took momentum in a major way last year.
Although the issue of body-positivity and curvy figures are a regular subject of discussion, this woman embraced her body, despite claims of having the world’s biggest butt.
The thing is that she says her behind is completely natural with no interventions whatsoever.
While both models may look different in their own ways, their message is the same – love the skin and the body you’re in, for that is your only home.
Mikel Ruffinelli is also a woman who appears to stand by this message.
She weighs 29 stone and is 5ft 54in tall, and is completely proud and comfortable with the way she looks, that she doesn’t even feel the need or pressure to diet or lose weight.
The 39-year-old mom’s bum measure in eight feet in circumference while she holds the world record for the largest hips on the planet.
While talking about her figure, she said:
“Men don’t fancy skinny girls, they like an hourglass figure
“I’m extreme, I have an extreme physique. I love my curves, I love my hips and I love my assets.
“I think it’s very feminine to have curves. It makes us womanly, it makes us beautiful.
“I rather be this size and happy, with me loving me, than to be skinny, that size, and be unhappy.”
Mikel’s husband Reggie, is also fond of her shape, saying: “I tell people all the time: I have a license to work with heavy equipment.”
But it is her daughter Destynee who is concerned about her’s mother’s well-being, fearing her 99-inch hips will affect her health.
“I don’t mind following her footsteps, but I don’t really want to because I see how her struggle is.
“If she stands up for a certain amount of time, she starts to hurt. And it kind of hurts me to see her struggle.”
Mikel Ruffinelli currently lives in L.A and has appeared on reality TV shows due to her sizeable asset.
Although she admits that she is completely comfortable in her own skin, she says it is sometimes difficult, especially when using the shower and when oftentimes people point at her and whisper while she’s walking down the street.
But, as she portrays herself as a woman of extremes, it seems like the body-positivity movement is having beneficial effects on overall women’s confidence, which we applaud.
Remember, your body is your first and permanent home.