World’s tallest woman, 25, who stands more than 7FT tall smashes three new records as she says ‘I like being different’ | The Sun

World’s tallest woman, 25, who stands more than 7FT tall smashes three new records as she says ‘I like being different’ | The Sun

THE world's tallest woman who stands more than 7ft tall has smashed three new records and said she "likes being different".

Rumeysa Gelgi, 25, stands an incredibly 7ft and 0.7in and has a rare genetic disorder called Weaver syndrome, which causes her to grow.


The friendly giant has had her name listed in record books before – including for being the tallest living teenager.

In February, it was confirmed Gelgi held two other records including registering the longest finger on a living female at 4.40in and the longest back on a living woman at 23.58in, according the Guinness World Records.

She's also got the largest female hands with her right measuring 9.81in and her left at 9.55in.

Gelgi said she's emboldened by her lofty stature, which she regularly gets tease for.

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The tall Turk claims the bullying has made her a stronger person.

The 25-year-old has turned to educating people about her condition in the hope of spreading awareness.

"I like being different from everyone else," she said.

She said her height "provides me with easy access to high places, and looking down at people from above isn’t a bad thing either!"

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She regularly posts about her condition on Instagram.

"I was born with extreme physical uniqueness," she once wrote.

"(I) wanted to have as much of them recognised and celebrated as possible, hoping to inspire and encourage others with visible differences to do the same thing and be themselves."

Due to her rare condition, Gelgi suffers from limited mobility and struggles with stability when she walks. She also experiences difficulties swallowing and breathing.

The determined 25-year-old uses a wheelchair to get around and a walker for short periods.

It comes as the world's tallest man travelled to Moscow in a fresh bid to find a new bride who can “adore him forever”.

Sultan Kosen, also from Turkey, is in the Guinness World Records for his height and towers over the rest of us at a whopping height of 8 feet 3 inches.

He previously revealed that as a youngster he had a tumour affecting his pituitary gland that caused him to suffer from gigantism and acromegaly.

And although admitting it sometimes caused him some difficulties and discomfort, including challenges posed by his huge hands and feet, he eventually got used to being so tall.

However, the now 39-year-old says one of his biggest challenges to date has been his lovelife.

In 2013, Kosen married 5 ft 9 inch Syrian Merve Dibo – who was some 10 years his junior.

But during interviews, he suggested that they struggled was communication, as he spoke Turkish whereas his wife only spoke Arabic.

The marriage lasted several years until a recent divorce rendered the gentle giant single.

But, last year Kosen revealed that his quest for love had taken him to Moscow as "Russian woman in love will adore her man forever".

He said he heard that Russian women possessed “incredible beauty” and a “loving soul” and decided he wanted a bride for whom he could share children.

Speaking on the Russian show Let Them Speak, Kosen suggested that the promise of financial security would make him an attractive proposition to potential lovers.

“It should be easy. I can provide well and do not need money,” he told the network channel.

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“I would like to take my wife back to Turkey. I live in a historical place, in the southeast, but quite far from the sea."

He added: “I heard that Russian women love hot, polite men. It should be easy!”


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