Some women are just born with “it.” What is “it” you might ask? Well, it’s that something that sets her apart from all other women… and she usually doesn’t know that she has “it”. Here are 29 women so extraordinary, you won’t believe they exist…
1 – Mikel Ruffinelli
The world record for widest hips goes to Mikel Ruffinelli, who weighs more than 420 pounds, with hips that measure more than 8 feet in circumference. It was only after the birth of her 3 children did her hips continue to widen. It’s also possible that her hip size can be attributed to fat tissue accumulation, referred to as Lipedema.
2 – Aneta Florcyzk
The strongest woman in the world is Miss Aneta Florczyk, from Poland. She started weight training at 16 years old, and continued. Now, she can lift 550 pounds for a single rep, winning her quite a few awards. In addition, she competed in the strongwoman competition, winning in ’05, 06′, and ’08.
3 – Ann and Claire Recht
These twins are a special bunch. Together, they comprise of the world’s tallest twins. They hold an average height of 6 feet, 7 inches. This issue of height has caused them a lot of difficulty finding clothing, and in addition, as children, everyone would always assume that they were much older than they were.
4 – Kristina Rei
Jessica Rabbit is this girl’s hero. Kristina Rei takes the cake on largest lips, having done plastic surgery to match those of Jessica Rabbit. She claims that her classmates called her ugly, so this what she says boosted her confidence. She’s only 22, and has had 100 silicone injections.
5 – Lizzie Velazquez
Lizzie Velasquez is a motivational speaker who has been affected by a condition called Marfan Syndrome, which prevent her from accumulating body fat. This makes her the skinniest woman in the world, at only 64 pounds, so she has to snack all day. In addition, she is blind in her right eye, and her left is vision impaired. Lizzie is best known for her inspirational TED talk called “How Do YOU Define Yourself?”
6 – Becca Meyers
Becca Meyers is only 20 years old, and already a champion. She was born deaf, and was diagnosed with something called Usher Syndrome, which is characterized by balance and vision loss, and can be very scary. This hasn’t stopped her from winning 4 gold, and 2 silver medals in swimming. You go, girl!
7 – Emma Morano
Want to live long and tell the tale? Well, even if you don’t, Emma Morano from Italy, could tell you what it’s like to be the oldest living person. She’s had a tragic life, including the loss of a six-month-old child, and divorce, but she’s happy overall, and says she’s maintaine the same diet for 90 years, consisting of 3 eggs, Italian pasta, and a little bit of raw meat.
8 – Juia Gnuse
Julia Gnuse’s nickname is “The Illustrated Lady.” That’s because she has a plethora of tattoos, and is considered to be the most tattooed woman in the world. When she was in her mid-30’s, she developed a condition called porphyria, which caused her skin to blister, so she tattooes 90% of her body.
9 – Aimee Mullins
Aimee Mullins is an inspiring American athlete. She was born with an unfortunate medical condition that resulted in her lower limbs requiring amputation. She was missing fibula bones, but that never stopped her from her many achievements. being the first amputee to compete in the NCAA. Aimee just goes to show that you can do anything you set your mind to.
10 – Aevin Dugas
Aevin has one heck of an Afro. That’s because she takes the cake on having the world’s largest afro. This fro is 7.3 inches high, 7.7 inches wide, and 4 feet, 4 inches in circumference. She is originally from New Orleans, and is constantly inspiring women to skip chemical straighteners, and let it all out (literally).
11 – Jyoti Amge
Jyoti Amge is the smallest woman in the world. This Indian actress has a form of dwarfism, that is referred to as achondroplasia. She tells people constantly, that she absolutely despises being picked up like a baby, which people are often tempted to do. She stands at only 23 inches, almost two feet.
12 – Elaine Davidson
The record for the most body piercings belongs to Elaine Davidson, who resides in Scotland, but is originally from Brazil. Elaine has a total of 9,800 piercings all over her body, and is constantly changing her look, which includes tattoos, makeup, and of course, piercings.
13 – Natasha Veruschka
Natasha is a professional sword swallower. She holds the record for the most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female…ever. She has swallowed 13 swords, which is her record. She currently lives in NYC, and constantly has new swords on the menu, so check out one of her shows.
13 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel
Abigail and Brittany are like every other girl their age. They enjoy shopping, going out, and talking about boys. The thing that sets them apart, though, is that they are conjoined twins. They share one body, but with respective stomachs, spine, lungs, and other parts. They do have an insane connection, though. It manifests in the form of being able to feel each other when teaming up to write emails from each’s side.
14 – Lyudmila Titchenkova
Lydmila Titchenkova is 16 years old, and hails from a city called Nikolaev, in Ukraine. She has the world’s longest neck, due to her condition, which is called Marfan’s Syndrome. The disease affects her connective tissue, and resulted in her elongated neck, which comes from issues in her spine. She can now live a normal life, as she’s had elaborate surgeries to address the condition.
15 – Supatra Sashuphan
This 11-year-old girl from Thailand is the world’s hairiest girl. Since childhood, this poor girl has been taunted and bullied. Not even laser treatment could address the hair, as Supatra has a condition called Ambras Syndrome, which is caused by a faulty chromosome. In turn, she has hair all over her face, arms, legs, ears. and back.
16 – Natalia Partyka
Natalia Partyka is the most famous table tennis player, simply because she has only one arm. However, this doesn’t stop her from being a champion, especially in the Olympics, having taken home gold and silver medals; and not just once, but multiple times for each. Now that’s extraordinary!
17 – Kim Goodman
Kim Goodman can be seen on many TV shows for one reason only: she has major eyeball protrusion. She can protrude her eyeballs 0.47 inches. She first discovered this strange talent one day after being hit in the head with a hockey mask. Since then, she could protrude her eyeballs on command!
8 – Chanel Tapper
Chanel Tapper has the world’s longest tongue, coming in at 3.8 inches! The Houston native was first spotted when she posted a YouTube video with her massive tongue, and the rest is history. She claims that she’s always been a bit goofy, so ownthing this title is pretty natural for her and her antics.
19 – Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton is famous for being a pro surfer, but what’s even more extraordinary about her, is that she lost her left arm in 2003 to a shark bite. Three weeks after the attack, she returned to the water; this time, using a longer board, and making up for her lost arm by kicking more. She’s a real hero…you go, girl!
20 – Asha Zulu Mandela
These are no ordinary dreadlocks. Asha Zulu Mandela has the world’s longest dreadlocks, measuring at 19 feet 6 inches. She is originally from Trinidad Tabago, and moved to NYC 25 years ago, and is known as “The Black Rapunzel.” When her hair is wet, it weighs 25 pounds, causing a lot of back problems for Asha.
21 – Pixee Fox
This woman is known to have the tiniest waist, to the point that it’s pretty dangerous. This Swedish gal has had ribs removed, and all of her internal organs are vulnerable now to maintain her 14 inch waist. Also, she invested some $80,000 in plastic surgery, and not just for her waist, but also lips, face, etc.
22 – Longest Fingernails
The world record for the longest fingernails in the world belongs to Christine Walton. Walton currently lives in Las Vegas, and her nails had grown by the year 2013 to a combined length 7.314 m (23 ft 11 in).
23 – Largest Hands
Experts believe that Duangjay Samaksamam has the “World’s largest hands” since each of her arms weighs over 20 pounds. Duangjay Samaksamam owns a small shop in Thailand. She has been suffering from this rare condition for more than 20 years.
24 – Ericka Ervin
Otherwise known as Amazon Eve, this transgendered model is also a fitness trainer, and is known to be the world’s tallest model. She is 6’8, and struggled with her heights and body issues in general throughout her life. In the end, though, she decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and incorporated into her career as a trainer and model.
25 – Zlata
Zlata is a Russian-born gymnast who is known to have extreme fleixblility. She can create a variety of shapes with her body, and can even squeeze herself into a 50 cm box! In 2011, Zlata, who now lives in Germany, set the world record for “most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.”