The rising number of breast augmentations may indicate that many women want bigger chests. But for Annie Hawkins-Turner having large breasts has brought her both happiness and pain.
The resourceful mother of two children has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in). She currently wears a US size 52I bra, the largest made, but by American bra estimation, these measurements would put her in a 48V bra, which is not manufactured.
Annie Hawkins-Turner has held the Guinness World Record for her unbelievably giant natural breasts since 2000, speaking of which she said:
“It made me feel like a million bucks. It’s such an honour. This will go down in history. It’s something I will always cherish.”
According to the the 52-year-old, from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, her record-breaking bust began developing at the age of nine “I just started growing, and kept right on. I started wearing a bra when I was in third grade, and it was a regular grown-up woman’s bra. I don’t remember ever wearing a training bra”, she said.
The bullying over her chest size began when she got her first bra at the age of ten.
“I don’t know what size I was. I was just big. The only thing I remember about those bras is they were cotton and they stuck out just like footballs and that’s when I knew I was different.
“Kids are some of the worst people in the world when it comes to picking on people. I was teased a lot.
“When I was a teenager, I struggled with the fact my breasts just kept growing and growing. Finally I was diagnosed with of gigantomastia, a condition that involves slow, progressive growth of breast tissue which is why my breasts continue to grow even today.”
Unfortunately the bullying has not stopped. Speaking to UK breakfast show ‘This Morning’, she admitted that she is taunted daily by strangers saying:
“When I go out of my house I have to think about what my day is going to be like and who is going to attack me today. Every day someone teases me that doesn’t know me. They make fun of me and there’s no reason. I’m human like everybody else. I’m just blessed in different ways than other people. It affects my son very badly because people stare.”
Her woes not withstanding, Annie Hawkins today makes millions as a glamour model under the pseudonym, Norma Stitz, thanks to Alan Turner, an air force officer she met in 1991. Alan who was 20 years older than her, boosted her confidence and told her she was beautiful.
After dating for five years the pair tied the knot and were married for 13 years till he died six years ago.
Alan encouraged Annie to start making the most of her super-size breasts. “He turned my whole life around, he treated me like a queen. He loved me and he loved my kids. He was my angel, it wasn’t just sexual. He encouraged me to send in some pictures to a specialist magazine a year after we met and I was inundated with requests. It was a magazine that featured white women and I was featured, breaking, I guess, another record”, Annie said.
Since then her career thrived — she set up a website and within months it had over a million of subscribers ready to pay for her photos and videos. Only in her first year she made made £40.000 (N15.604.715)
She cannot sleep on her back because the weight of assets could crush her, has to have sex on her side and has never breast fed her children to avoid accidental smothering.
Despite the weight of Annie Hawkins’s boobs, she says, she will never get breast reduction surgery because “I don’t want to mess with nature”. She explained that: “As my breasts grew the muscles in my back developed and supported them. I’ve got a strong back and have never had back ache. I’ve had therapy on how to hold myself so I won’t hurt myself”.