New Jersey Woman Wants to be the World's Fattest Woman

Donna Simpson, 42, from New Jersey already weights over 600 pounds, but she is determined to pack on at least another 400 pounds in an attempt to become the world's fattest woman. Simpson is set on reaching her 1,000 pound goal in just two years.

Simpson insists that she is healthy, despite the quantity she eats and the fact that she now needs a scooter when she goes shopping. In an effort to reach her 1,000lb. goal, she eats piles of junk food and tries to move as little as possible.

Simpson, who wears size XXXXXXXL dresses, already holds a Guinness World Record as the world's fattest mother. In 2007, she gave birth weighing 532 pounds. During her high-risk Caesarean birth, she need a team of 30 medical staff to help deliver her daughter Jacqueline.

Although she can only move 20 feet before she has to sit down and rest, Simpson wants to be bigger. She says:

"I'd love to be 1,000lb. It might be hard though. Running after my daughter keeps my weight down."

One would expect her long-term partner, Philippe, to advise against her gaining more weight, but that's not the case at all. Philippe, 49, actually encourages her to eat more. He and Donna met on a dating site for plus-size people, and is a self-confessed "fat admirer". Interestingly, he himself only weights 150lbs.

Donna said:

" I think he'd like it if I was bigger. He's a real belly man, and completely supports me."

To achieve her goal of weighing 1,000lbs. in just two years, Donna says that she needs to eat 12,000 calories per day. That's about 10,000 more than the average woman needs daily. To fund her massive grocery bill, she runs a website where men pay to watch her eat fast food.

Simpson's obsession with food and being fat seems to stem from her childhood. Her mother always made big meals for her and her brothers, and fed them lots of treats and fattening foods. By the age of 9, she already weighed 182lbs.

Donna's weight problem began early. Her mother made big meals for Donna and her brothers and gave them lots of treats and fattening food. She says:

"Food was her way of showing she loved us, she wanted us to eat, and she was very protective of us. wouldn't let anyone say anything bad to us about our weight. She would argue with doctors who said it was dangerous."

Soon after, her mother died and her dad married a woman who put them on a strict diet. She started off stealing food from the cupboards, but Donna says that eventually she began to worry about her weight and started taking diet pills. From 14 to 18 she got down to 154 pounds, but was unhappy. After she was out of school, she got a desk job and didn't feel like she needed to be slim anymore:

"Dieting just made me miserable because I was thinking about food all the time. I felt so much better when the weight came back. It felt like who I was meant to be."

At 19 years old, Donna met her first husband, a chef at a steak restaurant. She says:

"He worked night shifts and would come home at 2 or 3am and bring the leftovers with him. We'd stay up and eat huge piles of steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy with butter. I started gaining weight quickly and my husband liked it.

He said I was sexier when I was bigger, and I felt happier too."

At age 27, she weighed 350 when she fell pregnant with her oldest son Devin. Soon after, their marriage ended and she turned to food to comfort her. At age 43 she weighed over 600lbs. and tried to lose weight. She lost 70lbs. in six months and was scheduled to have a gastric band operation. But just before she was due to have the surgery, a friend of hers died in a similar operation.

She then decided not to proceed, and decided that being fat was how she was meant to be. She then came across a website that celebrated obese women, and when she admitted her real size she was flooded with emails from men:

"They sent me gifts through the post, like protein shakes to help me put on weight faster. I love eating and people love watching me eat. It makes people happy, and I'm not harming anyone."

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That woman needs to DIE. Tomorrow wold be nice! She should be Ashamed of herself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a waste of LIFE!

@Mich She's happy how she is, MIch. The only one who has said anything to be ashamed of is you.

I only hope she is making enough money on her website to pay for emergency personnel to extract her from her house. I sure as hell don't want to pay for her health care!

To bad the govenment passed the health care bill so u will have to along with all the other lazy slobs out there

Thanks to free health care for all, we get to pay for this woman's emergency medical treatment that she will inevitably need, seeing as her only form of "employment" is a website for people to watch her stuff her face. I'm soooo glad that I work my ass off at school full time and work part time every single day so that I can be taxed extra to pay not only for my own medical insurance, but for her's and others like her also.

You're going to pay for it now anyways. Thanks to Obama care which was shoved down our throats.

I am a Republican and proud of it! I am in my 50's and I have had elevated blood pressure for about 25 years! I am not even overweight! I cannot get health care because of it! I hoped that bill would pass!

Well, this is a free country and people can exercise their rights to live how ever they want. Although, it is not only unhealthy to be big, but also is setting an example to other - good or bad. I mean at least her husband is not complaining, is he ?

She's (supposedly) happy, fine. She's free to be disgusting. She's free to show no respect for her body - God's gift to her. On the other hand, I stay healthy and pay the same for insurance which pays for her diabetes/heart disease/etc. This is why sugary and fatty foods should be taxed to pay for health care.

I disagree with food taxes. Americans should be free to choose without the government picking winners and losers. When it comes to healthcare I think it is important for insurers to be able to charge based on risk. The Dems readily compare health insurance to car insurance. Here's the major differences: My car insurance can drop me if I get in too many wrecks but the Dems don't want health insurers to do the same. My auto rates are based on my record, my "pre-existing conditions" if you will, the Dems want to eliminate that from health insurance. I don't have to drive and therefore don't need auto insurance, but I do have to live and therefore the Dems want to force me to have health insurance and then make a false comparison to auto insurance. What this is all about is, leave people alone to make their own choices, but make them accountable for those choices. Some day you may find that you want to do something that the gov't frowns on and you will be taxed or jailed for it.

Pre existing conditions are not good. As a woman, EVERYTHING for us is pre existing....if you have abnormal periods, thats a pre existing condition, if you have a c section, pre existing condition, if you have headaches, pre existing, if you have an abnormal pap smear, pre existing ....and none of has to mean anything. Its not fair.

I allready do something that the GOVT frowns on and they tax the crap out of me. smoking prices have gone up almost 3 dollars in the past 5 years due to state and GOVT taxes. so i say go ahead and tax the fatties as well

Well said. Extremely true. Thanks so much for sharing!

then how about we stop subsidizing the food industry to push this stuff? As an example---corn-based ethanol was shoved down our throats and we actually pay large agri-business for this awesome feature--that same math trickles to our entire corn-based food system.

This is not rocket science. Corn mono-culture is a product of direct government involvement--i.e. YOUR TAXES. How about the same incentives to produce other types of food? or rather how about NO subsidies and we let the market decide?

So now we PAY to create this food infrastructure, and then PAY a much bigger medical bill than any other comparable county.....we built the atom bomb but cannot figure this out?

I'm all for taxing behaviors that we want to collectively discourage---we do it for alcohol and cigarettes...and high-fructose corn syrup is no different in outcome. That or we are honest about the food subsidies we ALREADY FUND and the results they produce.

This lady is a poster child for our food industry----which is largely geared to kill us (while we pay for the pleasure on both ends...).

How you fund insurance for those in need can be debated, but I don't think anyone disputes that the real issue is cost control for medical services...and a large chunk of that math is predicated on how poor our diets are. 1 in 3 kids today will develop Type 2 diabetes.....that is just ridiculous, and we fight over insurance, while we pay taxes to fund the continuation of the food system that produces that outcome....

This woman is the epitome of gluttony. It's disgusting in every way possible. It would be one thing if she was happy just being large...but the fact that she is purposefully trying to gain more weight for no other reason than to break a record is sick.

You should be ashamed of yourself for defending her. Your attitude, the people who watch her eat and the woman herself are the reason why America is such a self-indulgent, self-gratifying country...not to mention the fattest.

To think that there are people STARVING in this world while people spend money to WATCH this woman eat is absolutely mind-blowing and a sad testimony to how selfish and disillusioned people of today truly are.

this is the most intelligent comment on this page...THANK YOU!

Your comment is spot on.

are we paying for her to do this ? she can do what she wants no matter how dumb it is i just dont think she should get any asst of any kind food shelter medical why should i have to work and pay for her to gain 1000pounds her child deserves better than that.

@Hardly. You must be fat too! I dont care about how happy she is. I'm not happy, having to look at that. She is a waste of a life.

She should be ashamed because she has a daughter


She should be ashamed because she has a daughter

She eventually will anyways if she keeps eating like that! Just give it some time.

She doesn't need to die, she need someone to step in and smack that fast food burger out of her fat little fingers and get her brain straight. This is no different than a drug addiction other than there's nothing illegal about it. She needs someone to get her away from the enablers. She needs to realize the shame her kid will feel when they need a back hoe to hoist her coffin, two plots and a piano case to bury her.

Aggreed...this is pathetic...

Yeah 'Mich' you can't even spell Mitch you dumb fck. Stupidity is just as bad as obesity. Go choke on your own retardation.

I am so proud of her because she found something that makes her happy, and that is food. I support her 100 percent in her goal to become the heaviest woman. We need to stop being so judgmental and prejudice when it comes to fat people. As long as she is happy, who are we to judge? Most skinny people I know are miserable in their body, so to Donna, I wish you all the best in reaching your goal.

Hey Mich, where the hell do get off talking about this woman and her weight problem. The way I see it, you have a bigger problem cause dude, you have a wicked heart. that's ok cause God knows your heart and you will get yours.

Man, that’s awesome, most people try to thin down but you are putting it on and guising it as you want to win the Guinness book, Lady get a life , I mean seriously and literally please get a life and get one of those subway diets...


You should really think about what you say before you open your mouth. How can you wish death on this person and then bemoan a waste of life? LOL. Calm down.

This woman is an idiot, for sure...but you're no better.

I can't believe there are people in this world who make decisions as idiotic as this woman. I can't begin to imagine what she must be thinking.

Obviously this gal learned to over eat very early in life. I think I would wonder if she didn't get so used to this large abundance of food that it was necessary to eat that amount to be comfortable, and ran into a lot of negative comments from others. This particular explanation might be a defense against the criticism. There is nothing that would keep the criticism from being painful, but looking at it this way might justify it in her mind.
I would also wonder who foots the bill for all of the health problems that accompany a weight such as this.

What about your children? Do you think they deserve to lose you at an early age or be ashamed of you and not want you to come to school functions?? Maybe they would just love for you to be able to go for a walk or play on the floor with them.

Donna's husband most likely only "supports her being fat" so as to keep her for himself. Typical behavior of a low self esteem man.

"During her high-risk Caesarean birth, she need (sic) a team of 30 medical staff to help deliver her daughter Jacqueline."

I wonder how much of the cost of that delivery she paid for and how much of the burden was shouldered by the taxpayers and/or insurance pools?

First of all, the lady doesn't "deserve to die" like Mich said - that's harsh. BUT, I had the same thought about who is paying for this woman? Is she on public assistance? How is she insured, if at all? I don't want to pay her bills and healthcare either.

It's you and me Babe! She's been on SS disability for years, wonder if she is declairing all of that website money she's making now. Also, what does the State of NJ think about the living situation for those kids? What's she going to teach them? How to give up and make a fool out of themselves?

She is the reason that we as taxpayers should not be paying for her healthcare. I am sure that if she held a job she would be able to healthcare, but she is probably "on disability" and Medicare from the government due to her weight!

Everyone should have a goal. So long as her goal doesn't have an adverse effect on me, or those under my care, I couldn't care less. None of us were required to read the article (or any followups).

what is that, 10x more than a normal c-section procedure, at least 6x more?
That's 6-10 times more expensive. where does the money come from?

She is obviously a nutcase. As is the loony boyfriend. This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen a human being do. She wants to be famous? Bwwaaahahahaha.

Wo-Hen Nankan, The Asian Prince

We sometimes mislead ourselves and think of fat people in terms of cartoon fat, where the contours of the body are smooth and taught. But if you've ever had the "pleasure" of seeing a fat person naked , you see the ugly and disgusting reality of fat. What you see is the lumpy cellulite that moves and shakes, the bulging rolls of fat, the lack of body proportion, the veins and the smell. Trust me, it ain't sexy.

I'd like to know who her health care provider is. If it is the government, then she should be deported. If not, she should not be guaranteed affordable health care.

I'm a 6'0 190# guy - 10 years ago I was diagnosed as diabetic -so I lost 40# and got healthy but can't get insurance, let alone have 30 medical staffers cater to my whim.

She says she is healthy but no one is HEALTHY at 600Ibs! She eats McDonalds and up to 12,000 calories a day! Thats enough for a whole week! Her poor daughter is going to think its ok when its not. You shouldnt become that big on purpose. She WILL end up regretting it later. i just hope its not to late by then. Its quite unfortunate but nobody should wish death upon her. the only person she is affecting is herself and maybe he family but not us personally.

I sincerely hope that she reconsiders. Being happy is certainly important. And if she's happy at her current weight, okay: It sounds very difficult to me, but that's her choice.

But at 1,000 pounds she'll be stuck in bed, unable to walk. That's hard. Average weight folks who've lost the use of their legs may already be more mobile than she is now, and will certainly be then.

It's going to be hard on her body, and I fear, very hard on her sanity. I hope she reconsiders, makes some modest changes to her diet (like more fiber) and gains mobility rather than losing it.

She couldn't find happiness in being skinny, and I really don't think she'll find it in record weight gain. I think that will get in the way of things that she really could find happiness in, like playing with her children.

Very hard to read.

And we wonder why health care is so expensive in this country.

How about a psych consult?

I guess this is her choice...though it is hard to take for those of us who may struggle to have any level of fitness, to keep off weight. To the haters, though: Ask your self "How is this any different from people who inflict their medical bills and damage upon the mass of their fellows because they smoke, drink, BASE jump, motorcycle jump. ski, auto race, take steroids, take drugs, or play with loaded guns??"

The difference is that you can do most of those things responsibly, however chronic overeating cannot be done responsibly. Say you ski, when you start off you don't go down the giant hill or go XC for miles, you start off easy and work your way into an experienced level. Same thing with the other sports you listed, playing with guns being relative depending on your definition of playing and of course you can't do drugs responsibly by their nature.

An obsession with food, and eating to this woman's degree, is a mental illness. She needs an in depth psychiatric evaluation, and someone like her (husband) contact Adult Protective Services. She is not only harming herself, and neglecting her child, She is killing herself. I bet she is DEAD before she is 46.