24-year-old woman in Turkey reaches new heights of fame as the tallest woman in the world.
Guinness World Records has just declared Rumeysa Gelgi who is 7 feet 0.7 inches tall – as the tallest woman in the world alive today.
The previous record holder was China’s Yao Defen, who was 7 feet 7 inches tall before she died in 2012 at the age of 40.
Gelgi is no stranger to archivists. In 2014, GWR awarded her the title of the greatest living teenager.
Gelgi stature is caused by a rare condition called Weaver syndrome which causes accelerated growth among other symptoms, including skeletal maturation.
As a result, she uses a wheelchair to get around most of the time, although she can get around using a walker for short periods, according to GWR.
Since being recognized for the first time, Gelgi has used its platform to educate others about rare medical conditions like hers.
Her advice for people who find it hard to feel different is to remember that “every inconvenience can be turned into a benefit for yourself, so accept yourself as you are, be aware of your potential, and do your best. “.
Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said Gelsi’s new honor adds a unique honor for Turkey, as it is also home to Sultan Kosen, the tallest living man in the world.
The last time the two tallest people were from the same country was in 2009, when China’s Defen and Bao Xi Shun (7ft, 8.95in) respectively held the highest female and male records. taller.