Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi has been named as the tallest woman living by Guinness World Records she stands at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in).
The 25-old-year was re-measured this year 2021, after she was first awarded the title for the tallest teenager living (female) back in 2014, when she was aged 18.
According to Guinness World Records:
Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation.
The condition means that Rumeysa uses a wheelchair most of the time, but can move for short periods using a walker.
Ever since her first record in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform to educate others about rare medical conditions such as her own.
She says that her height makes people intrigued when they pass her on the street, but most people are kind and supportive when they meet her for the first time.
In her free time Rumeysa likes to go out for nice meals with her family and finds swimming really helps her to relax. Her family are very happy and proud of her for having the Guinness World Records title.
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.Rumeysa