According to Guinness World Records, the ‘tallest lady in the world’ is a Turkish woman who is over 7 feet tall.
Rumeysa Gelgi, 24, of Turkey’s Karabük Province, who suffers from the rare genetic disorder Weaver syndrome, is now the world’s tallest woman, according to Guinness World Records.
A towering Turkish woman who reaches over seven feet tall has broken the global record for being the tallest female alive.
Rumeysa Gelgi, 24, of Karabük Province, stands at a towering 7 feet 0.7 inches, earning her the title of “tallest living woman” in the Guinness Book of Records.
She has Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disease that has accelerated her growth.
This isn’t the first time her name has appeared in the famed record book.
She was named the ‘tallest teenager alive’ in 2014 and has used her celebrity to raise awareness about the lives of other people with uncommon diseases.
Ms Gelgi generally needs a wheelchair due to some of the movement limitations caused by her condition, although she can also go around with the help of a walking frame.
Her Weaver syndrome also causes her to have larger-than-normal proportions in certain characteristics, such as her hands.
Because of this, as well as her towering stature, she has been the target of public teasing and abuse in the past, but she claims that it has only strengthened her: “Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage for yourself, so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential, and do your best.”
“I enjoy standing out from the crowd,” she added. “It’s intriguing, and it makes me feel unique.” She also mentioned that being such a tall woman had its advantages, such as easy access to high areas.
Guinness World Records applauded her character and indicated she may be a role model for others as she re-entered their list of world-beaters:
“Her tenacious spirit and pride in sticking out from the crowd is an inspiration,” said Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief.
“The title of tallest living woman doesn’t come around very frequently, so I’m thrilled to be able to share this news with the rest of the world.”
Increased muscle tone, wide-set eyes, a broad forehead, malformed feet, and unusually large ears are all symptoms of Weaver Syndrome. Only 50 occurrences have been documented in medical journals.
The world’s tallest man is also Turkish. When he was younger, he was a towering 8 foot 2.8 inch man. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.