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By KRISTIE LAU
UPDATED: 11:14 EST, 12 July 2012
The woman with the world’s largest breasts has told of how she employs security to help defend herself against unwanted suitors who ‘chase’ her.
Annie Hawkins-Turner, a 53-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia who has a bra size of 102ZZZ, told TLC’s Strange Sex that she is a ‘celebrity in other countries’ due to her Guinness World Record-breaking breasts.
Although they attracted ridicule when Ms Hawkins-Turner was a child, her breasts have since helped her develop a career as a self-described ‘fantasy model’. She has appeared in ‘over 250’ self-directed fetish videos.
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Proud: Annie Hawkins-Turner, who holds the record for the world’s largest natural breasts, has spoken about how her assets have earned her somewhat of a celebrity status around the world
Appearing in a trailer for a new season of the reality series, which explores unusual sexual fetishes, the mother-of-two is seen discussing her body pride at length.
She says: ‘No one looks like me, I’m one in a million. [I’m] always imitated but never duplicated. I do have security because people chase me.’
Ms Hawkins-Turner’s chest weighs eight stone.
She adds that she has never contemplated undergoing a breast reduction.
‘I’ve never thought about bringing a knife to myself,’ she says. ‘Why fix something that’s not broken?’
Born star: She told TLC’s Strange Sex that she has never considered undergoing a breast reduction
Ms Hawkins-Turner, a sufferer of gigantomastia, a condition that involves slow, progressive growth of breast tissue, admits that despite her new-found fame, her breasts do create everyday problems.
She says: ‘When I have to bend over, if I get up the wrong way I’m going to hurt myself. If I stand up for a long period of time, I do get numbness in my shoulders.’
Even driving a car provides its own share of issues.
‘I’m not going to put on my seat belt because it’s too tight across my breasts,’ she says.
Her positive self image is unwavering, however, even when challenged by those around her.
She told UK breakfast show This Morning last June that she has been bullied ever since childhood and is taunted daily by strangers.
Unusual: She admits that although her assets have brought her fame, she experiences pain in her shoulders
Difficult: She admits that she must bend over a particular way in order to reduce pain caused by her breasts
She told hosts Phillip Schofield and Jenni Falconer at the time: ‘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.’
Ms Hawkins-Turner, who today makes a living as a model under the pseudonym Norma Stitz, said that the bullying began when she got her first bra at the age of ten.
‘I don’t know what size I was. I was just big,’ she recalled. ‘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.
Uncomfortable: She refuses to wear a seatbelt as she drives because it pulls too tight across the breasts
‘Kids are some of the worst people in the world when it comes to picking on people. I was teased a lot.’
She admitted she was devastated to learn that she couldn’t even breastfeed when her children were born, because the size of her chest meant there was no comfortable way to place the baby against her chest.
Ms Hawkins-Turner also discussed her late husband of 13 years, Alan, who died seven years ago.
‘He turned my whole life around,’ she said of the retired Air Force officer.
‘He treated me like a queen. He loved me and he loved my kids. He was my angel, it wasn’t just sexual.’