Thirty-eight years after being named the biggest baby ever born, the man is still making waves as one of the biggest people alive…
Patricia Clark never anticipated that the birth of her child would get national attention for years to come. She gave birth to her son, Kevin Robert Clark, in 1983. Yet Kevin was no typical infant. He was more than twice the size of the typical infant and weighed a whopping sixteen pounds. Kevin and Patricia were catapulted into the spotlight when this incident made headlines. Kevin rose to fame, and he was featured on numerous news programs, such as Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America.
Kevin’s size was so noteworthy that regular baby items did not fit him. He needed larger items, despite his young age. As he grew older, the New York Post reported that Kevin continued to be large for his age. At the age of twelve, he was already 5-foot-7 inches tall. When he reached junior high school, he was already 6-foot-5 inches tall. Kevin had to accept his massive size from a young age and has lived with it ever since.
Now, at the age of thirty-five, Kevin is used to the constant attention he receives due to his size. He has perfected his responses to the jokes and comments that come his way. He is married to a tall woman, and they have a Great Dane, which is a fitting pet for the large couple.
“There isn’t a day that goes by when someone doesn’t ask me how tall I am. I like to joke that I’m five-foot-twenty-one. When people ask if I play basketball, I ask them if they play miniature golf,’” Kevin Clark said to The New York Post.
Despite the passing of time and the fact that Kevin now lives in North Carolina, people still talk about his famous beginning. Kevin is always prepared for the disbelief that comes with talking about his birth. People are amazed that his mother survived giving birth to such a large baby.
Patricia Clark may not have known what the future held for her son, but she gave birth to a baby who continues to capture people’s attention. Kevin’s size has made him a celebrity, but he has learned to live with it and make the most of it.
“Be prepared because at social gatherings, and at almost every family reunion, people are going to want to talk about it, nobody is going to believe that it’s true— that your mom could [survive] that,” said Clark, who now lives near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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