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Chubby Chaser
aka: Fat Admirer

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"Fat bottomed girls, you make the rocking world go 'round!"
Queen, "Fat Bottomed Girls"

Simply put, this character is outright attracted to fat people on an aesthetic level. Often treated as strictly as fetishists with inclinations toward feederism, if not outright Acceptable Targets. In Real Life, some prefer the term "Fat Admirer."

Both labels are often applied to anyone who dates a heavy person but isn't overweight themselves, regardless of any other qualities they like in the person or if they simply find that person attractive with no particular fetish.

This is Truth in Television. Many ancient and modern cultures prefer hefty, moderately overweight women to skinny ones. (Two examples from Western countries: the 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens is so famous for his depictions of plump, plushly upholstered women that his name has been borrowed to describe that style of feminine beauty. Also, in The Gay '90s, the actress Lillian Russell weighed 200 pounds in her prime, and was considered one of the most beautiful and desirable women in America.) The pop-culture obsession with thin women is actually relatively new.


Related to Big Beautiful Woman, Big Beautiful Man, and Fat and Proud. Compare and contrast to Amazon Chaser, if the Amazonian Beauty is also overweight while still strong.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Girls Saurus readers, meet Tsuyoshi Arahata: supreme chef, dedicated achiever, and hardcore lover of... fat.
  • Naruto:
  • Ranma ½: This trope is referenced and combined with the You Are Fat trope for hilarity when Ranma's mirror clone tells Akane that Ranma likes her.
    Akane: Wha— No way! Ranma and I are just friends.
    Ranma's mirror clone: No! I know that he... he... really likes fat people! If only I was fat too!
  • A one-shot character from Ai Kora was Gokou Ooba, a wealthy teen with a thing for fat girls who'd had a crush on Ayame's fattened-up version from an earlier chapter.
  • Katou Hayabusa is well-known for all of his mangas featuring a plump lady and/or a lover of such. This seems to be the whole point of Sea Side Bound. He's done mostly original, but he has done a few fan-comics, like The Familiar of Zero and Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens.
  • In Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu, Minegishi, the most handsome, kindly, beloved guy in the office, has it bad for Otsu, who can't figure out why the life of him why Minegishi is so fixated on him, let alone why he keeps giving him delicious homemade dishes and great snacks. Otsu doesn't see himself as attractive so he's suspicious of Minegishi's motives, but Minegishi absolutely loves Otsu's body, so much so that he collects round plush toys because they remind him of Otsu, and when Otsu considers going on a diet, Minegishi crumples to the floor in despair and begs him to not lose weight.
  • Tagami, the male lead from the shoujo manga Pochamani is a self-professed "chubby maniac" who loves cuddling his plump little girlfriend Tsugumi. In particular, he's attracted to Tsugumi because she's both Fat and Proud. Large girls who still obsess over their Weight Woes do not attract his attention long.
  • In His and Her Circumstances, a supporting character bought and fed her skinny boyfriend large amounts of food, because she really wanted him to be fat again like he was when they were kids.
  • Akari from March Comes in Like a Lion. As a result of her love for round and plump things, she appreciates people with a "full" figure. Her first meeting with Nikaidou shows a comical, quirky attraction to him, and clear dismay is shown in her face and monologue when he attempts to limit the amount of food he eats at her place.
  • Takako Shimura's Musume No Iede is literally a manga revolving around a high school girl who has a Big Beautiful Man fetish. She's fallen for her father's boyfriend, her mother's new husband, and a local boy her age all within the first few chapters.
  • In the manga version of Air Gear, this trope is used to first invoke and then deconstruct the Ugly Guy, Hot Wife trope; the fat and ugly Onigiri scores a beautiful girlfriend who is attracted to him because she's a Chubby Chaser. But then, when she sees that Buccha is even fatter than Onigiri, she dumps him for Buccha. Then she dumps Buccha for a third guy who's even fatter. The "moral" here? If a relationship is based purely on one party appealing to the other's fetish, then that first party is in trouble if a third party who hits the second party's kink button even better comes along.
  • Ojisan And Marshmallow is about a young woman who is attracted to an older coworker that's overweight and addicted to eating a particular brand of marshmallows.
  • In Hatsukoi Zombie, the peppy gyaru Mimata Noa turns out to have a thing for big-boned males in general. She's attracted to Miyakanojou Shizuka, a fat otaku who also fell for her but is in denial. They manage to hook up with Tarou's help.
  • Char Aznable is one in the novelization of Mobile Suit Gundam, pursuing a relationship with Margaret Ring Blair, who is said to have very plump lips and a full waist. This is likely Canon Discontinuity though, considering a), Sunrise's policy regarding Gundam canon states that only animated entries are canon (and the novelization's plot drastically differs from the TV show's), and b), his anime incarnation's love interests tend to be relatively thin.
  • In Season 1 of Osomatsu-san, Karamatsu is less than pleased when the flower he douses with booze becomes a big, bossy gonk fairy who tries to marry him instead of a cute, lithe girl like it happened with Chibita. Her fate is uncertain after she becomes a literal giant carnivorous flower monster... until season 2, that is, when we learn that she has returned to her human form and has found a much more willing lover... Iyami. We find that out when Osomatsu, Choromatsu, and Jyushimatsu pay Iyami an impromptu visit and accidentally interrupt a lovemaking session between the two.

  • Peter Paul Rubens painted a lot of people with different figures in various states of dress, but "chubby nude women" was common enough that Ruben(s)esque is now used as a word for Big Beautiful Woman.
  • Some of the art by Fredrik K.T. Andersson (mostly NSFW) features male elves being attracted by noticeably chubby (or outright fat) female humans, female elves being typically slender. An example (SFW pic, unlike the rest of the site).

    Comic Books 
  • Deadpool is one and even goes on a date with Great Lakes Avengers' Big Bertha. He is so blatant about it that she tells him she feels as objectified as when she's in super-model mode and wishes that people could look beyond her physical appearance and love her for her personality. Deadpool then takes his mask off to take her up on the offer... then comes her Vomit Discretion Shot.
  • Jimbo from Rose is Rose prefers Rose if she were fat, so much that he often looks through wide reflections of her to fantasize about it.
  • In The Sanctuary Tree, Daisy believes that Donald Duck is this when she catches him hugging the fat guard at the end of the story. The fact that she's kissing him nonstop doesn't help.
  • Lex Luthor himself may be one. He's shown a romantic interest in the rather large Amanda Waller, and even passionately kissed her in Public Enemies, although that might be more due to her power and influence (such as being in charge of the Suicide Squad), to say nothing of his current escalated insanity while on kryptonite-infused venom.
  • In Legion of Super-Heroes, Triplicate Girl in the original continuity married the Big Fun of the team Chuck Taine AKA Bouncing Boy and was shown to be just as crazy about him as he was about her. When she first met Superboy, she called him "a little thin for my taste", implying Chuck’s figure is the opposite of a problem to her.

  • The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fic The Fattenator Chronicles uses this when the damage to Cameron's chip causes her to basically develop an eating disorder as her body is now constantly insisting it needs food; a few months after the accident, John admits to Cameron that a conversation with a therapist helped him realise that he is actually more attracted to her now that she is larger.
  • Played for Laughs in Royal Adviser, The Unit - RGRE. All Equestrian females have a thing for fat males. They go crazy with attraction when Celestia hires an obese human man as her advisor.


    Film-Live Action 
  • Booger from Revenge of the Nerds.
    Seanbaby: Booger stole every scene in Revenge of the Nerds, but his greatest performance was at the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity party. Booger opens the door for the Omega Mu sorority girls and a parade of homely beasts march past him.... He starts to close the door but gets stopped by a giant hand. There's a group of stragglers — a group of enormous women whose acting reels are used as Bigfoot proof. As each one squeezes past, Curtis Armstrong gets more and more into it. The subtle, unspoken way he transitions from disinterest to eye-fucking should be taught in every theater class.
  • Andy Garcia's lead in City Island has plenty of family issues: in his teen son's case, it's his love of Big Beautiful Woman, including asking a fat girl at school to skip class with him so that he can feed her donuts, and a voyeuristic crush on their zaftig next-door neighbor. A foray in the dark corners of the internet leads him to stumble on a feedee webcam belonging to "Botero" — which is actually his neighbor's screen name. Hilarity Ensues. (When she discovers this, "Botero" does not kindle any romance with the boy, but rather plays Cyrano between him and the fat girl at school.) This subplot culminates with him on a couch, squished against the two objects of his affection while they munch on cheese puffs and watch TV.
    "You're a classic feeder, Vinnie. You gain pleasure from giving pleasure."
  • The title character in Shallow Hal becomes one through hypnosis. Once the love goggles have been lifted, Hal realizes the object of his affection is beautiful. Also, twice his size.
    • Various people doubt Hal's sincerity, but it doesn't seem to occur to anyone that he might be an entirely sincere Chubby Chaser ... mostly they think he's doing it to suck up to the boss of the company, who happens to be his new girlfriend's father.
  • Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs has a fetish for chasing obese women. Though this is mainly because once they've been sufficiently starved in his basement, their skin is now much easier to cut off...
  • The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) character in Love Actually. He flips for Natalie, a bottom-heavy member of his junior staff — but gets a bit defensive when people call her chubby. Which is often.
    Aide: I'd say that's an ample ass, sir.
    • This is arguably a parody of the trope since, despite the consensus that everyone's reached about Natalie's weight, the Prime Minister's confusion is entirely justified since Natalie- while she isn't exactly tentpole slim- is far from fat.
  • Stephen in Django Unchained, a strict taskmaster to the other slaves under his watch... except for Cora, the portly housemaid.
  • Miles in Summer Catch.
    "Excuse me, I am tired of living a lie. I need it to be known that I like a big girl. In fact, a large, zaftig, voluptuous, full-figured, big-boned, massive-assive honey, that is what gets me going. I like fat women and they like me... big girls need love too, baby!"
  • The unfeasibly influential and rich media tycoon, Sean Cooley of Fat Slags. Then, after a hit to the head makes him forget that he keeps it secret, he is able to convince literally everybody in the United Kingdom that fat women are the epitome of fashion and sex appeal.
  • In Role Models Wheeler tries to console Danny after his girlfriend moves out of their house.
    ''If she doesn't come back I'd go for that friend of hers in the sweater. I know she's a few pounds overweight but in my experience, it's the bigger ones that do way more stuff."
  • Adrian from Pain and Gain goes after the fat nurse Robin who is treating his erectile dysfunction. Adrian admits that one reason he is so attracted to Robin is because of her heavy body.
  • One of the ladies from Waiting to Exhale, Gloria, finds herself single when her husband comes out as gay. Luckily, Gloria's new neighbor is a fellow divorcée — to a woman as large as she.
  • Professor Peach of The Italian Job (1969) is very very interested in big women. In fact, he agrees to do the job after one guy says Italian women are huge.
  • Kurd from Take The Lead has a crush on Big Girl. He gets a little uncomfortable when he starts dancing with her at first, but that fades as the film progresses.
  • Huber in the West German film Zuckerbaby (Sugar Baby). Remade as the Ricki Lake vehicle Baby Cakes.
  • In Carry On Again, Doctor, medical orderly Gladstone Screwer has spent his entire life on the Beatific Islands, where the standard of beauty holds that bigger is better. He is confused when visiting English doctor James Nookey tries to explain the slimmer ideal of female beauty held by most people in England, and when he travels there himself, he is immediately attracted to Miss Soaper, the heavyset Matron of Dr Nookey's slimming clinic.
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Drax expresses a preference for women with some meat on them. Although, given that Drax is a Blood Knight this might mean he's an Amazon Chaser instead.
  • In Killer Diller (2004), the two female inhabitants of the halfway house are both attracted to the men at the fat camp across the street.
  • In the spoof film Epic Movie, during the scene where Mystique asks Peter what she should shapeshift into before they have sex, he at first asks for more conventionally attractive features such as a larger ass and a bigger breast size. He then requests a monobrow which makes her do a double-take before she goes through with it. His final request is "big flabby grandma arms" and "bingo wings like a fat blue Britney Spears". She's disgusted, but goes through with the request, getting incredibly fat and flabby, showing off her bingo wings. He's noticeably more turned on than any of the previous requests, even drooling. This is the final request he makes before they get it on.
    "COME HERE!"
  • Gridiron Gang features a waterboy for a football team of reform school kids, who await the arrival of a group of cheerleaders from a girls' reform school. The waterboy proudly waves to his girl; when the other boys keep asking which conventionally attractive girl is the one, he angrily complains he doesn't want some "skinny-ass b***" and points out a very hefty girl.
  • Norbit:
    • Averted with the protagonist. He does not feel any physical attraction for her obese wife Rasputia. On the contrary, he is disgusted by her. Later, Rasputia desperately tries to convince Kate that Norbit is this. It's unclear if she really believes it or if she's just lying to make Kate jealous.
    • The "power tap guru" who Rasputia cheats on Norbit with... although this is also averted when he later becomes disgusted when Rasputia calls for another night of sex, suggesting that he is only interested in her money.
    • If their reactions are anything to go by the Mexican patrons at the Latimore's new strip club are this.
  • As in the Broadway musical, Wilbur Turnblad in the 2007 adaptation of Hairspray is only interested in large women—and they don't come much larger than his wife Edna. At one point, Wilbur even says that he's never even looked at another woman: "This heart only beats for a size 60." Notably, when Velma Von Tussle—a thin, vivacious blonde—shows up in an extremely sexy red dress to seduce Wilbur, he barely notices her increasingly obvious innuendos and, when she tries literally throwing herself at him, pushes her off without a second thought.
    • It's implied that Mr. Pinky, who owns a plus-sized clothing boutique, is also a Chubby Chaser. When Edna bargains with him for a new bustier, he licks his lips and guesses her size: "54 DD?" Edna's answer—"EEE!"—makes him scream with joy: "I HIT THE MOTHER LODE!"

  • Roald Dahl's short story, "Madame Rosette" includes a conversation between a group of RAF fighter pilots and native Egyptians at a bar. They compare their tastes in women, finding that the Egyptians prefer them fat, whereas the English like them thin.
  • In Behold the Man, a time traveler lands in AD 28 to meet Christ, unaware that his arrival will lead everyone to believe he is the messiah. In flashbacks to the present, the protagonist has a tryst with an overweight girl at bible camp, mirrored in a strange scene with Mary of Nazareth (who is also quite hefty).
  • "Fat Fred," an "angel" from John Varley's Wizard. By the standards of a race that has next to no body fat and sees humans as rather pudgy, anyway.
  • At least implied of Mary Gentle's recurring character Valentine.
  • Willy Fleet from Ray Bradbury's "The Illustrated Woman" went into a rhapsody when he first encountered his plus-sized wife.
    Willy: Michaelangelo would have loved you. Titian would have loved you. Da Vinci would have loved you. They knew what they were doing in those days. Size. Size is everything.
  • In the Discworld series, the Senior Wrangler of Unseen University is implied to be one. In Hogfather he tries to court the plump and somewhat frumpy Cheerful Fairy, and in The Last Continent he's frequently distracted by thoughts of Mrs. Whitlow, the University's fat, middle-aged head housekeeper.
    • The series includes enough Big Beautiful Woman (Agnes Nittnote , Lady Sybilnote , a Valkyrie from Soul Musicnote ) that many fans suspect that Terry Pratchett was one himself.
  • When The Gunslinger meets the preaching woman Sylvia Pittston, who weighs over 300 pounds, he described feeling a red lust for her that causes him to shake. The Man in Black had a more severe reaction, leading to Sylvia's brief impregnation. However, the fact that this happens to every man in town implies that something supernatural may be involved—especially because Sylvia herself is a Fat Bitch and Sinister Minister who serves a Religion of Evil.
  • Jake Stonebender of Callahans Crosstime Saloon.
  • One of the German soldiers in All Quiet on the Western Front talks about how he likes fat girls a lot.
  • Kurik from The Elenium has a rather plump wife, to whom he is Happily Married. Another character even mentions that Kurik likes plump women. He oddly subverts this when he is revealed to have had an affair -and a child- with a woman significantly skinnier than his wife.
  • Sookaiya "Soo" Venatosh, a female mercenary in Riesel Tales: Two Hunters, has a preference for heavy guys.
  • In The Moon Maze Game, the standards of female beauty have reversed by the year 2085, with plumpness being the desirable trait in women. However, the ideal woman also works under a "Fit/Fat" model where her well-padded curves overlay impressive muscles and a blood chemistry maintained at the peak of physiological health.
  • Possibly John Tyler of Nightside. His love interest, Suzie, is noted to be "comfortably padded" and eat a lot of junk, and his last girlfriend, Bad Penny, is also said to be slightly overweight.
  • In the works of Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot is usually a Celibate Eccentric Genius with barely any interest in women, except from an objective standpoint. All of that goes out the window, though, when he encounters Countess Vera Rossakoff, a Russian noble who is described as being as fat and vivacious as he is small and methodical. Canonically, she is the only woman who he ever even bothers to pursue. It's lampshaded by the omniscient narrator, who remarks "It is the misfortune of small, precise men to hanker after large, flamboyant women."

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the telenovela Amigas y rivales, Luis becomes this in the ending, when he falls in love with his fat female friend Irene.
  • This is the preference of Rob, the love interest in Ricki Lake's telemovie Baby Cakes. He resists the attraction at first, unwilling to break it off with his thin, overbearing girlfriend.
  • In Bones S5-E08 The Foot In The Foreclosure, the Victim of the Week was a former chubby girl who had been a regular at a Chubby Chaser hookup night-club. After she lost the weight, she went back as a chaser.
    • Bones & Booth take Booth's grandfather when they go to ask around at the club. When Booth asks Bones for a polite way of saying "fat", his grandfather tells him that there's nothing wrong with liking fat women, and that his wife (Booth's grandmother) had "a little jam in her jelly". As soon as he gets to the club, he starts eyeing up the BBWs on the dance-floor. When Bones & Booth are ready to go, they realise that he's already on the dance floor grinding between the women he was eying up before, so they stick around for a while.
  • Cheers: In "Rat Girl", Sam is shot down by a hot babe—and that hot babe is soon after seen going out with short, balding, overweight Paul. Paul explains that she's a "chubby-chaser."
  • In CSI S05-E16 Big Middle, a male victim turns out to have this fetish, although the death ultimately proves to be accidental (a BBW passed out during sex on top of him and he was suffocated). There is certainly an element of Asshole Victim, however, as he's a womanizer who preys on the insecurities of large women before dumping them.
  • On House, S01-E16 Heavy, a patient's husband admits that he loves it when his wife puts on a few more pounds, especially when it means she's pregnant. For that matter, he seems to be even more turned on by a preggo wife on the whole. The patient likes her curvier body and downright becomes angry when the doctors told her that she needed to do surgery that would cause her to lose weight. We later learn that she's been fooling around with other men who evidently were attracted to her size. House suggests that she switch to a website for surgical scar fetishists instead.
  • In Just Shoot Me! S04-E13 "Dial 'N' For Murder", Maya is happy that she has started dating a man who dislikes the waif-thin look that her father's fashion magazine promotes. Unfortunately, she discovers that while she agrees with him, she doesn't want to let him fatten her up.
  • MADtv: There's a sketch where an incredibly fat woman complains to her boss that one of her coworkers is sexually harassing her, but he's incredibly snarky and skeptical because of her figure. When she produces a tape recording of her coworker coming on to her, it turns out he's a chubby chaser. The boss immediately fires him not for the harassment, but because he can't have someone working for him "who is completely out of his fucking mind".
  • Hal of Malcolm in the Middle goes off the deep end when a pregnant Lois grows a few sizes. He spends a whole episode injecting maple syrup and chocolate sauce into her tea and, when she buys celery, fries it in bacon grease.
    • Lois might also be a repressed version. While still pregnant she imagines an "ideal" world where she had daughters instead of sons, the Hal of this fantasy is obese as a result of stress eating to deal with being the only guy in a household full of women. Yet Lois is implied to be just as nuts about him as she is Hal in the real world.
  • Noah's Arc: Alex (a self-described Big Beautiful Man) hints that Trey may be this, but since Alex is the only guy we see that Trey has an interest in, it's difficult to assess.
  • Kramer from Seinfeld once dated a full-figured waitress who he accidentally got fired. He also brought home a bottom-heavy woman after he became the ASSMAN.
    • Kramer also has an unseen friend named Spector who never dates a woman under 250 pounds.
    • George holds out hope that women will find his chubby build and balding head sexually attractive—and more often than not, he's right. He even managed to get a date with Marisa Tomei in one episode!
  • In the Scrubs Interns Webisodes (The 2nd Webisode, Our Meeting With JD), Denise admits to preferring fat men because "They never expect commitment and they try so hard in the sack."
    • Eventually she strikes up a relationship with another intern who's thin but was Formerly Fat which arouses her.
  • In Todd and the Book of Pure Evil S01-E05 Monster Fat, Jimmy the Janitor mentions having slept with hot chicks, skinny chicks and even chicks with dicks. But the best sex of all is with fat chicks. Notably, the episode where he imparts this insight to the main character feature a Monster of the Week turning all the female students obese.
    "When I want to grease my piece, I go obese."
    • In fact, one of the plot points of the episode is using a water pistol full of the instant obesity liquid to threaten the girl who accidentally made the fat monster. At the end of the episode, we see the Janitor on a date with an extremely attractive woman. When she leaves to visit the bathroom, he immediately produces another water pistol and squeezes it into her drink.
  • There is an episode of Yeralash where a boy brings a picture of two girls to a sorcerer and asks him to cast a love spell on "the pretty one". Next day, it turns out the sorcerer is a Chubby Chaser but the boy is not...

  • Brian May and, by extension, the viewpoint character of the Queen song "Fat-Bottomed Girls".
    • Although his preference for men was well documented, looking at some of Freddie's ex-girlfriends indicates he preferred full figures himself.
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" famously informs us, "I like big butts, and I cannot lie!" As large posteriors aren't usually found on tiny women, the rest may be inferred.
  • Trail Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Snacks" which expands upon Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" to suggest all of the woman should be plus-size:
    So give her a hug, 'cause there's more to love;
    Ain't nothin' wrong with bein' big!
  • The Mika song, "Big Girl (You are Beautiful)".
  • Spicy McHaggis of the Dropkick Murphys, as mentioned in the song named in his honor.
  • "Go Big Girl" by Black Dave (can be found on the soundtrack to Big Mommas House)
  • Played for Laughs in Sinergia's "Mujer Robusta" ("Heavyset Woman")
  • Appears in the second verse to "Beer Gut" by Da Yoopers:
    I took my date into the sauna, and on the bench we sat
    She pointed and she said, "I've never seen one big as that"
    "Bodybuilders make me sick, but beer guts drive me wild"
  • One chorus member in Arthur Godfrey's rendition of the "Too Fat Polka":
    I sure want her, you can't have her, she's just right for me!
  • "Three Hundred Pounds Of Hongry" is from the perspective of one. The gender of the person being discussed depends on the exact song version; one way or another, they're definitely a Big Eater (and the narrator finds it endearing).
  • "Fat Girl" by Steel Panther is about a guy who offers sex to an obese woman simply to get a ride home from the bar. Shortly after, however, he falls in love with her and constantly wants to have sex with her.
  • "The Bigger the Figure" by Louis Prima about a man who loves this about his girlfriend. Note that Prima was also an Ink-Suit Actor playing King Louie in The Jungle Book (1967), and there’s a reason he gets so excited when he sees Baloo Disguised in Drag...
  • "I Want a Fat Babe" by the Snacktreat Boys, a parody of the Backstreet Boys song, "I Want it That Way".
  • From Tyler, the Creator's "Yonkers":
    But where the fat ones at? I got something to feed 'em.
    And some cooking books, the black kids never wanted to read 'em.
  • "Fat" by Lindemann (the self-titled side project of Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann) was inspired by chub chaser fetish videos.
  • Insane Clown Posse's "Hokus Pokus":
    "Trunk full of Faygo, car full of fat chicks"

    "I saw Milenko, he gave me Three Wishes
    That night, I fucked three fat bitches"

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Jerry Lawler was very vocal in his preference to the rotund Bertha Fayfe over the "hockey player" Alundra Blayze.
    • Lawler's tastes would subvert this later on when the WWF began focusing more on looks when it came to the women, as he unmercifully ridiculed Molly Holly during her Hollywood Pudgy angle in 2002.
  • Ring of Honor's Jay Briscoe has limited tolerance for fat men but really like him some fat women, if they have fat asses anyway. In fact, he'll lose interest if a woman's weight loss detracts from that area.
  • Mike Awesome briefly had the gimmick of the "Fat Chick Thriller" foisted onto him in the waning days of WCW where he would frequently swoon over any overweight woman he encountered and seduce his would-be conquests with large amounts of junk food.

    Recorded And Stand Up Comedy 
  • Craig Ferguson identifies as one during his Does This Need To Be Said? show, but then questions the need for such a label in the first place.
    There's a name for men like me that like women like that, we're called heterosexuals.
  • Chris Rock said in a routine that black men are especially attracted to heavy white women.
    There’s white women here right now that don’t even have scales in their house, they just know they’ve gained too much weight when black guys start hittin' on them. “These black guys are all over me! I gotta work out.” That’s right black men love a white women. Shit, a black man will dropkick Keira Knightley to get to Rosie O’Donnell.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Dwarfs from Warhammer prefer that their women be "round of hip, wide of girth and heavy of bosom." This is due to the fact that their secretive courtship practices revolve around the size of the bride-to-be. The father of the groom weighs her on the "nuptial scales" and calculates a dowry from her heaviness to pay to her family and her husband-to-be proves his worth to the clan he's marrying into by showing he can wrap his long Badass Beard around her waist at least once.

  • In Shrek: The Musical, Donkey sets the record straight during the song "Forever":
    Donkey: I like a big, big girl.
  • In Hairspray, Wilbur Turnblad is implied to be this, as he's wholeheartedly in love with his wife Edna, who's extremely large. Edna believes herself unattractive because of her weight, but Wilbur never wavers in his devotion to her and thinks she's beautiful regardless of her size.

    Video Games 
  • A part of the plot of Fat Princess is the worry that the princess' weight gain will ruin the chances of her marrying the visiting Prince Albert. At the end of the game, when Prince Albert does visit he isn't bothered by the princess' size and, in fact, finds her beautiful. Likewise, while everyone else thought the gangly, buck-toothed Prince Albert was ugly, the princess began swooning over him the second she saw him.
  • A Running Gag in the Grand Theft Auto series. Thor, modern-day viking and motivational speaker extraordinaire, mentions his preference for large lasses on Vice City's K-Chat radio. "A man needs something to grab onto!"
    • Same goes for Forth Right MC on San Andreas's Playback FM. "I want somethin' I can bounce up and down on!"
    • Two of the player character's optional love interests in San Andreas are female chubby chasers. Like all of the other women Carl romances, this is a way of getting more mileage out of the character customization. You can only date Michelle and Barbara if CJ's fat meter is 50% or higher.
    • In Grand Theft Auto IV, when Niko meets Brucie, a friend of his cousin Roman, Brucie says if he were gay (which he totally isn't), and a Chubby Chaser, he would go for Roman.
  • One sidequest in Yakuza 4 is, basically, a hunt for a Chubby Chaser. Akiyama's chubby-yet-cute secretary has suddenly gotten all depressed and claims that no man would be interested in her (not that she's really outright fat - by American standards, anyway), prompting Akiyama to try and prove her wrong by tracking down a man who likes 'em chubby. After some false starts, he finds one - working as a 'recruiter' for a Hostess Club, though not for long since his boss is fed up with him always bringing back the BBW's instead of the lithe beauties that such clubs generally deal in. In the end, even though you convince this fellow to come back to your office, and introduce him to Hana-chan, it fails to noticeably improve her mood... since the reason for her depression is that she's in love with Akiyama, who—aside from being a hopeless playboy—has a decided preference for the traditional, slim body type.
  • In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, during the quest to be named Nerevarine, the Zainab Ashkhan will ask you to find him a wife. According to him, she should be "pretty and plump, with big hips".
  • In Fable II, some of the NPCs in the Knothole Island DLC are "fat-loving", and will find your PC to be more attractive if they're overweight, rather than less attractive.
  • Being a Dating Sim series themed around courting heavyset girls, this is the entire point of Debu Plus. Case in point, New Debu Plus' male lead, Ruiga, is only attracted by that type of girl and decides to pick one of the three Kominezaki sisters.
  • World of Warcraft: The Pandaren, a China-inspired race of anthropomorphic pandas, consider chubbiness to be a highly desirable trait, both for males and females. Also, according to one of the silly lines Dwarfs like their women like they like their beer: stout and bitter.
  • The local baker, Jeff from Harvest Moon 64 has implications of this. In his first Heart Event with Elli he says he thinks women should be a little plump. He is also the love interest to Elli, who is apparently on the bigger side (but the portraits don't suggest that), and will marry her if you don't.
  • The 'Chubby' and 'Thick Ass' fetishes in HunieCam Studio are meant to appeal to these type of fans. Beli and Jessie appeal to the Chubby fans, while Kyanna and Renee appeal to the Thick Ass fans. Sarah is lucky enough to appeal to both.
  • All males from the visual novel Mandarava - The Serpent Queen are chubby chasers. Naturally, that means that every female is a Big Beautiful Woman (as shown in an official artwork [1])
  • In one flashback in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Clair implies that Fernand is into heavy women. (At least in the English translation; the Japanese version apparently had Fernand prefer older women.)
  • A side-quest in Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! involves Hamtaro playing Cupid for a female hamster. She's looking for a "Mega-Q" boyfriend, and the one who happens to return her love is overweight.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has random female Yiga Clan members who are smitten with the rotund Master Kohga, and fawn over how cute they think his big belly is. Link isn't impressed and can piss them off by saying that he has a dumb belly.
  • Fat Albert's stage theme in Saturday Mornin Mayhem, "Large and Way N Charge," is a song describing the singer's love for someone's fatness and gluttony. It's not clear whether Albert himself is singing the song or the subject of it.

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    Western Animation 
  • American Dad!:
    • Steve, if not this trope, at least doesn't seem to mind large women, as his first (and so far, only) steady girlfriend, Debbie, was a Big Eater Perky Goth.
    • Avery Bullock loves fat, loose Asian women.
    • In "Oedipal Panties" Klaus tries to order an escort and the person on the other end hangs up when he requests she be 9 months pregnant.
  • In Animaniacs, Dr. Scratchnsniff is attracted to fat women as shown in "Drive-Insane" where he attempts, unsuccessfully, to make an advance on Frau Hassenfeffer.
  • Pam from Archer is targeted by a rich German Chubby Chaser in one episode, much to Malory's disgust, as she was trying to seduce the man for her own agenda. They eventually get drunk and have a threesome anyway.
  • In Dan Vs.. "Technology," Dan and Chris encounter a crazy old man living in the woods, who has a zoetrope of a plus-size lady in a bubble bath, for his eyes only.
  • In Brickleberry: Barack Obama is a chubby-chaser, always going after Connie and calling her big ass "Flappy-dappy", wanting to play with it like jello.
  • Gina Jabowski from Paradise PD. She regularly sexually harasses her obese coworker, Dustin, who she fed into obesity in the first place. This is later revealed to be the result of a kind of brain damage, and she's repulsed by average weight men, perceiving them as grotesquely emaciated.
  • Family Guy
  • In the Popeye short "Weight for Me" Olive comfort eats while Popeye and Brutus are away at sea and when they come back she's obese. While Popeye tries to help her lose weight, Brutus tries to get her to keep it on.
  • In The Simpsons, same case with Lois Griffin, Marge herself is practically a Chubby Chaser since after all her husband Homer is a 239-pound donut eating machine. Marge has in at least one episode called Homer her "chubby hubby". Despite being concerned over his health, Marge will make him pork chops nonetheless to keep him happy.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Fred the "MY LEG" Fish reveals that he purposefully breaks his leg to wind up in the hospital, as he's in love with a nurse named Nurse Bazooka. As it turns out, Nurse Bazooka is extremely built, with muscular arms contrasting a very obese torso. As such, she doesn't know her own strength, causing her patients a lot of pain when she attempts to give them sponge baths, but Fred is infatuated with her all the same, and once he professes his love for her through song, she reciprocates.
  • Steven Universe:
    • In the episode "Story for Steven," Marty seems to imply that Greg is into large women...though in this context it might mean "chubby" or "tall," since Rose Quartz is both.
    • Lars has ongoing Ship Tease with the chubby Sadie. "The New Lars" also shows that he fell asleep naked while looking at a magazine featuring a similarly-sized lady.
  • On Sons of Butcher, Ricky becomes enamoured with the World's Fattest Woman. Or at least, certain parts of her that are enhanced by being fat.

    Real Life 
  • As you can tell, most ancient art tends to exaggerate the traits of what it represents. For example, animals with tusks were drawn with abnormally large ones in a lot of cases. So most experts have the hypothesis that this old art of Venuses is just like that, an exaggeration of everything ancient man liked about women. Common consensus seems to be that no one could've been that fat and that these statues are just exaggerated fertility icons (a lot of them even have penises), although there was probably overlap between the two categories. Note the anatomical details: big breasts, big ass, a powerful belly, or knee/arm/neck rolls in some cases. It’s possible that these ancient cultures subscribed to a form of religion that had to do with astrology and agriculture, even seeking the blessings of goddesses to expand and nourish their ever-growing farms and settlements. Early agricultural regions in the Balkans and Anatolia appear to have been epicenters for cultures that produced this kind of art, which seeped into the world of classical antiquity when the Greeks colonized the region.


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