In yet another bizarre episode of TLC’s new series My Crazy Obsession, which screened on the television network last night, we were introduced to Zizi Howell, who is obsessed with carrots.
The Californian woman showed off 35 carrot-themed tattoos and revealed to the network she owned more than 1,000 pieces of carrot memorabilia, which she spends up to five hours per day organising.
They include fridge magnets, wind-up toys and carrot-inspired teapots.
Arguably one of the juiciest parts in the episode came when Mrs Howell revealed how she and her husband originally met. She said she had thrown a carrot through the air at a rock concert which hit him in the head.
Other bizarre moments included Mrs Howell’s off-site excursion. She took the network’s film crew along with her to a carrot-themed rock concert.
Slipping carrots between her fingers in the manner of glow sticks, she head-banged her way through a performance by Carrot Top, a punk metal musician.
She also wore 600 carrots in a belt that was strapped over her chest to ensure she could rock out while her obsession remained intact.
She also showed viewers her $4,000 carrot-themed dresser, which she uses to store her mother’s ashes.
Mrs Howell had no need for hair curlers. Instead, she looked to her favourite vegetable for its styling ability. Her obsession stems as far as her wardrobe, which features an orange bath robe.
The pink-haired woman's kitchen seemed like the home's quirkiest shrine. Inside the small space, Mrs Howell played with her carrot toys. She also put her carrot crockery and cutlery to good use, demonstrating her useful each item in front of the cameras.
The rationale behind her obsession? ‘I just want to have the most carrots in the world,’ she said.