AKRON, Ohio — The man from Germany sent a credit card to Donna Simpson with specific instructions: Buy pizzas, Chinese food and other takeout.
He wanted Simpson to use his money to become as large as possible, and he got excited knowing he helped feed the 600-pound woman, she said.
“He didn’t even need to see me,” she said. “Just the fact that he was feeding me was enough of a thrill for him.”
For years, the 44-year-old mother of two was a star in the fantasy fetish community that worshiped the overweight and the feeding that led to it. Simpson had a website where men paid $19 a month to watch her eat. She flew around the world for various events. And she became famous in the British papers.
She has turned away from the fantasy world, replacing her pre-recorded videos of her with a blog about her journey to health. She already has lost about 85 pounds, and she hopes to join a gym soon to begin walking in a pool. She has modified her eating, as well.
“I realized that I was their fantasy,” she said. “Here I was getting bigger and bigger, and they had their thin wives, with 2½ kids and a picket fence.”
But Simpson said she earned at one point $1,000 a month from the pay-per-view eating.
“That’s pretty good for eating Ho-Ho’s,” she said.
See also, this image from The Huffington Post.