Caitlin Finley is not your average 22-year-old.
The 30st brunette makes a living from a niche market on the internet, eating high-calorie foods on webcam to fulfill the (somewhat alternative) sexual desires of men.
Earning up to £130 a week, she hopes to become one of the biggest names on the ‘super-size big beautiful woman’ scene.
"I love the way I look and I started actively putting on weight because it makes me feel sexy," revealed Finley. "My speciality is to rub and shake my belly for the camera."
Despite being a dress-size 24 and having a BMI of 80 (the recommended range is somewhere between 18 and 25), the 22-year-old insisted she’s healthy and has check-ups several times a year with her doctor.
"My blood pressure is athletic perfection," she said. "I do get out of breath going up the stairs or walking short distances. If my health became badly affected, I’d consider slowing down.
"But I love what I do and I have no plans to stop."
While some might question her choices, Finley's mum Dorothy, 50, is fully supportive of her daughter's online venture - and sometimes even acts as her photographer.
The 4ft 11in internet star – who gorges up 10,000 calories a day – revealed: "Mum is really supportive and proud of my career. She is my biggest cheerleader.
"She sometimes takes photos of me posing and helps me choose pictures to put on the site. It's incredible to have her support."
Despite Finley's expanding waistline, her mum - who works with special needs children - is surprisingly happy to encourage her unusual career.
Dorothy said: "I’m her mum and I’ll support her whatever she wants to do. If this makes her happy, that’s fine by me. I think she looks beautiful in the photos.
"I take some pictures and advise her on which photos to use.
"I do worry about Finley’s health but she goes to the doctor for check ups and seems to be fine."
And she insists that the nature of Finley's work is all very tame: "There’s nothing wrong with what she’s doing – she’s not showing off her boobs or private areas, it’s just her curves.
"I’m proud of her and as long as she’s happy with her career, it's fine by me."
Finley, who performs under the name Calico Bombshell, grew up with her mum, dad, and younger brother Blake, 17, in rural Kentucky.
By the age of seven she weighed 8st 7lb after consuming an unhealthy diet of corn dogs and macaroni-and-cheese, and soon became a target for bullies.
"Childhood was hard for me," she explained. "I was picked on by kids and came home in floods of tears."
At ten, Finley weighed 15st as she continued to feast on fast food - sometimes up to three-times a day.
But her weight began to make her unhappy and by the age of 13 she embarked on a crash diet.
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Finley, who recently split from her long-term fiancé and primary 'feeder', said: "The bullying got me down so I tried to lose weight.
"I’d go to the gym three times a week and survive on just boiled chicken and crackers. I got down to 11 stone by 14.
"But I was miserable. I felt like I am a naturally big person and I felt like I had betrayed myself."
Over the next 18 months, Finley began to pile on the weight again: "As my curves came back I began to feel more womanly and sexy."
At 16, weighing 21st, Caitlin had the unconventional idea of becoming a super-size big beautiful woman (SSBBW) model.
She explained: "I came across a website of obese models called Big Cuties and there was this 600lb model who looked like a goddess to me. I knew I wanted to be like them."
So, she decided to drop out of school at 18 and pursue a career as a webcam girl.
After researching online, she registered with an erotic website where women can charge men to view and speak to them.
She said: "The first time I performed on webcam I was so nervous. But once I got going it was fun. I wore underwear and exposed my belly.
"It boosted my confidence – it was nice to have people lusting over me rather than bullying me."
After several months, Caitlin decided to tell her parents. She recalled: "At first Mum was skeptical about it and a little shocked. She was worried I might get teased by men online but she came round to the idea when she saw how happy it made me."
However, Caitlin’s dad didn’t approve.
"He wasn't happy,” said Caitlin. "But I’m hoping he comes round in future."
Since starting her webcam work, Caitlin’s fuller figure has proven to be a big hit with men and she’s joined one of the top SSBBW sites, Gaining Bombshells.
The 22-year-old charges up to £7 a month for subscriptions to her webpage and estimates she’s made up to £6,500 in total.
She estimated that she has hundreds of fans around the world but not all subscribe to her site.
Finley's internet performances involve eating fast food in front of men. Her trademark meal is three meat pizzas, four double cheeseburgers, curly fries, milkshakes and two litres of fizzy drink.
"Men love watching me jiggle my belly and can’t get enough of my cellulite," she added. "Other men just like watching me eat and get full. There are some strange requests. Some men want me to eat pure bacon fat or raw meat, which I refuse to do.
"Others ask me to show them my rashes or bed sores, which is a bit disgusting. But I’m not ashamed of what I do. Guys love big beautiful women and I’m proud of my body.
And, rather bizarrely, she admits that one of her bullies from school is now a huge fan.
"He bullied me all the time and now he messages me almost daily, begging me to get with him and telling me how beautiful I am and buying me gifts."
Now, Finley hopes to make an even bigger name for herself on the BBW scene.
She said: "I want to be 500lb by the time I'm 30. My long-term goal is to be as big as physically possible without being bed-bound.
"I don’t care what anyone says, I love my career and it makes me happy. Having mum’s support is the icing on the cake."Suggest a correction