Rumeysa Gelgi, a 17-year-old girl from Turkey has been named the Worlds tallest female teenager. At 7ft tall ,she received the Guinness World Record award in her hometown of Safranbolu, Karabük.
Rumeysa whose height is caused by a condition,Weaver Syndrome (a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid growth) is also an 11th grade high school student and her parents and older siblings, are all ‘normal’ height.
‘I like being different from everyone else. It’s interesting and makes me feel special. It also provides me with easy access to high places, and looking down at people from above isn’t a bad thing either.’
Her new record will feature in the 2015 Guinness World Records book..