The tallest woman in the world says it's okay to stand out and reveals her wish

  • 15-10-2021, 11:14
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    INA-  sources

    Turkey's Rumisa Gilji was distinguished by her height of two meters and 15 centimeters before being officially recognized as the tallest woman in the world.
    Now she wants to use that record to celebrate the differences between people.
    Rumaysa, 24, who was confirmed by Guinness World Records this week as the world's tallest living woman, was born with Weaver's syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes rapid growth and other abnormalities.
    "Being different is not as bad as you think," Rumaisa told reporters, standing proudly with the help of a walker.
    It can bring you success that you do not expect.”
    This is her second world record after winning the title of the world's tallest living teenage female in 2014 when she was 18 years old.
    Rumaisa, who usually relies on a wheelchair or walker to get around, says she hopes to use her nickname to spread awareness about rare genetic disorders such as Weaver's syndrome.
    "I personally believe that differences that some see as disadvantages can be turned into advantages if you want to and make the effort to do so," she added.
    This is simply what I did.”
    The tallest man in the world is Sultan Kosen, also from Turkey, and his height in 2018 was 2 meters 51 centimeters.
    Rumisa says she hopes to meet Kozen in person one day.