Big Fat Targets: Christina Briggs Lives On A Diet Of Rotten Tomatoes
CHRISTINA Briggs, 26, is fat. And flame-haired. She’s on benefits, too. Give her pair of NHS-supplied false breasts and a ciggie and Briggs would be the nation’s Aunt Sally with her own show on Channel 4. If she’s lucky, she could forge a career as Channel 5’s authentic face of the white working classes, like White Dee did with her stint on Celebrity Big Brother.
The Star leads with Briggs, the “25-stone SPONGER”.
The Star’s worry if that Christina aborbs cash the way she absorbs biscuits, the nation is in peril. And she wants more money. As the Star yells:
FURY erupted last night after a 25st mum who says she can only afford junk food on her £20,000-a-year benefits demanded bigger handouts so she can buy healthy fruit and veg… Christina Briggs, 26, hates being a size 26 but moans she is powerless to lose weight because all she can afford is takeaways, chocolate and crisps.
Middle-class readers wonder is chipotle and balamic hand-crafted crisps are cheaper than an organic heritage apple.
“It’s not easy being overweight and on benefits,” she said. “If I was well off I’d be able to buy fresh food and afford a gym membership. I tried swimming but it cost £22-a-month and meant I had to cut back on my favourite pizza and Chineses takeways. It’s not my fault. Healthy food is too expensive.”
The orange-haired, tattooed mum now raises her two children, who have different dads, on her own and fears unless she gets help she may not live long enough to see them grow up.
She said she cannot get a job because she needs to be at home to look after her youngsters one of whom has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
“I’d like to get £1 for every pound I lose or healthy food vouchers. If the price of healthy food was lowered that would help, too. I need help, but I need it from the government.”
This story first appeared in Closer magazine. We heard Briggs say:
“I hate being overweight but it’s not my fault – healthy food is too expensive. A bag of apples costs the same as a multipack of crisps but I can’t afford both.”
But if she’s happy to stick herself in the stocks, fresh fruit will come her away just as soon as the tomatoes have ripened…