Rumeysa Gelgi

The World’s Tallest Woman: Rumeysa Gelgi, a 24-year-old Turkish woman, holds the record of being the tallest woman in history. She stands 7 feet, 0.7 inches taller than her predecessor Yao Defen, who passed away at the age of 40 in 2012. Defen held the record for the tallest living female teen. Gelgi’s incredible height is due to a rare genetic disorder called Weaver syndrome, which causes rapid growth and skeletal maturation.


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Sultan Kosen

Sultan Kosen, the tallest man in history, stands nearly eight feet and three inches taller than Gelgi. Kosen is a fellow Turk and was the world’s tallest man in 2018. Kosen’s record is the longest ever by a man. While Sultan Kosen is the Tower man, Gelgi has been the tallest woman since 2014.

Rumyesa Gelgi: Tallest Woman

Rumyesa Gelgi is the tallest woman in history, with a height of seven feet, 0.7 inches and 215.1 centimeters. Previously, the recorded history was Trijntje Cornelisdochter Keever. De Groote Meid was her alias, and she lived to be seventeen years old.

In the 1980s, Allen became a popular public figure after she appeared in Federico Fellini’s film “Casanova”. She also spoke to children about acceptance and bought a bus with the words “World’s Tallest Woman” painted on it. Following the Fellini film, she had a checkup with a doctor, who advised for the tumor removed. The tumor grew out of proportion, leading to health problems.

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