World’s Tallest Living Woman Stands More Than 7 Feet Tall


She used to be the tallest living teenager, but now Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey is all grown up.

Guinness World Records has certified the 24-year-old in its record book, measuring her just over seven feet tall. Gelgi’s height is a result of Weaver Syndrome. It’s a rare condition that causes rapid growth and can start before birth, but Gelgi has used her platform as a world record holder in the past to help educate people.

"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," she said in the statement.


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