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

eating 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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WTFBBQ

this is the worst thing ive ever seen...thats just wrong...she is def making more then $100,000 a year tho.
5000 subscribers @ 19.95 a month = $1,197,000...thats taking off 2000 subscribers...i take off 2000 just to make a point that some of the subscriber base may be only paying for the 3 day access....but still this is horrible...WHAT THE HELL HAS THIS WORLD COME TO TAHT WE MUST PAY TO WATCH A FAT PERSON EAT AND KILL HERSELF FASTER!

September 17 2011 at 1:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chad Hill 2011

By far the sickest and dumbest thing I have ever seen. This woman I irresponsible and is having her daughter help her? What the heck? I'm at a loss for words on this other than utterly and blatantly disgusting! Idiots actually pay to watch this crap and support it too, way to waste your hard earned money you morons that pay for access to watch a morbidly obese woman pack more lbs on and slowly kill herself! Sick just sick!

September 14 2011 at 5:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joan Harlin

So sad for this woman, who clearly misses her mother. I think that is what all this eating is about - food as comfort. Most of us know that feeling. Having lost her mother at any early age, she is probably finding solace in the fatty, high carb foods. The whole mess with men is exactly that - she probably secretly is very angry with her father for replacing her mother. I have a strong feeling that with the right, gentle, caring help, this woman could get back on her feet and be mobile once again. I hope so for the sake of her kids, who do not need to lose their mother at an early age either.

August 17 2011 at 5:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura

Very sad.

August 06 2011 at 10:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Deborah Madras

I am sure we are all paying for her health cost!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOT!!!!
I feel sorry for her daughter and other child.

July 29 2011 at 11:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Doug Pfeifer

Really very sad... next up, professional crackheads?

July 27 2011 at 9:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lorraindrops

She suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease ???? She is killing herself. SHE needs to start eating healthy and lose the weight so she can LIVE for her 4 yr. old and watch her grow up.

July 26 2011 at 1:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
James Coultas

I hate this people in this world. This reminds me of my freshman year when some club full of fat people declared they are fed up with dieting and that they are all done with it. ******* dumb!

July 23 2011 at 1:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Hugh Simon

Can I pay to see how many people it takes to load her morbidly obese carcass into the Medical Examiner's vehicle once she's dead?

July 22 2011 at 8:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew

i would be somewhat interested to see who is paying to see her eat and why would they pay to see her eat

July 21 2011 at 9:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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