Biggest Waist in the World
If you want to know the record holder for the biggest waist in the world, then you're in the right place. Walter Hudson of Hempstead New York holds the Guinness World Record for the largest waist. It measured 119 inches (3.02 m) in 1987 when he was at his peak weight of 1,197 lbs. He was considered the fourth most obese human in medical history. Hudson made headlines after becoming wedged into his bathroom doorway and having to be rescued by firefighters. It took 9 men to move him back onto his reinforced bed.
Robert Earl Hughes who was 6 ft 1/2 inches claimed that at his peak, he had a chest girth of 124 inches and a 122-inch waistline. He weighed 1069 lbs in February, 1958. Hughes began life at a healthy 11 1/2 lbs, and progressed to 203 lbs at 6 years, 378 lbs at 10, 546 lbs at 13, 693 lbs at 18, and 947 at 27. His weight made him a national celebrity: even his custom-made blue jeans made news.
Did you know that the Waist-hip ratio or Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. The WHR has been used as an indicator or measure of the health of a person, and the risk of developing serious health conditions. Research shows that people with "apple-shaped" bodies (with more weight around the waist) face more health risks than those with "pear-shaped" bodies who carry more weight around the hips. The waist-hip ratio in women is often considered a key feature in physical attractiveness.