Rumeysa Gelgi Biography – Rumeysa Gelgi Wiki
Rumeysa Gelgi is a Turkish advocate, researcher, public speaker, web designer and the holder of a staggering number of five Guinness World Records titles. She received “the world’s tallest living female teenager” title in 2014 and “the world’s tallest living woman” title in 2021.
A former tallest teenager living, as confirmed in 2014, Gelgi broke the record for the tallest woman living after she turned eighteen, and racked up four more records in October 2021.
Rumeysa’s unusual height started getting attention in 2014, when she became the world’s tallest teenager (female). At the time she was 17 and already stood at an amazing 213.6 cm (7ft 0.09 in). Her measurements were carried on three different times on the same day, and officially recorded by Doctor Ömer Hakan Yavaşoğlu and Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi-Gemici.
Rumeysa received the title during a presentation in her hometown Safranbolu, Karabük, in Turkey, surrounded by the love and cheering of her family.
“It’s one of my biggest dreams to be awarded with this record,” she said. “Being a record-holder is a very amazing thing. I know that only the special people can make it and I know I’m one of them now.”
On May 2021, Rumeysa was measured again. She was found standing at a jaw-dropping 215.16 cm and collected another record – this time, as the world’s tallest woman. However, Rumeysa’s astonishing stature didn’t only allow her to make headlines by breaking two world records. In total, she would go on to rack up a total of five Guinness World Records titles.
As verified in February 2022, Rumeysa also collected three additional titles related to specific measurements of her body: Longest finger on a living person (female) at 11.2 cm (4.40 in), Largest hands on a living person (female): her right hand measures 24.93 cm (9.81 in), while the left one measures 24.26 cm (9.55 in), and Longest back on a living person (female): 59.90 cm (23.58 in).
According to the American scientific magazine Healthline, the average length of a hand for a female individual is 17.27 cm (6.8 in). This is measured from the tip of the finger to the crease under the palm.
She graduated high school in 2016, although her education process has been unusual due to her peculiar condition. In 2021, she received her qualification as a front-end web developer. In her free time, Rumeysa is a passionate swimmer and avid consumer of crime novels.
Rumeysa Gelgi Sultan Kosen
Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi and Sultan Kosen hold the record for the tallest woman living and the tallest man living, respectively.
Measuring 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in), Sultan became the tallest man living in 2009. Two years later he was measured again in Ankara, Turkey, and confirmed his record with a towering 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in).
Rumeysa Gelgi Age
The world’s tallest woman Rumeysa Gelgi was born in Turkey on January 1st, 1997.
Rumeysa Gelgi Illness
Rumeysa was diagnosed with Weaver Syndrome (WS), a rare genetic condition that causes bone overgrowth, at birth. She was diagnosed in Hacettepe University, Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic. She represents the first Weaver Syndrome case ever recorded in Turkey. Worldwide, she is the 27th overall case in history.
“When I was one year old, I had open heart surgery due to ASD+PDA problems from birth. At the age of 3 and half, I had Umbilical Hernia surgery. After 9 months of physiotherapy at 5 years old, I was able to walk for the first time with a walker. I was under observation of Pediatric Endocrinology Department of Marmara University. I was cured for my accelerated growth since September 2003 till May 2006,” she writes on her website.
“In the beginning, I was 1.72 cm (5’8″) tall. Medical treatment has been successful and I’m not growing anymore. In December 2013, I had two Scoliosis surgeries in two weeks. My curve was 65 degrees before the surgery and still 38 degrees remained. My medical condition is stable at the moment and I don’t have any serious surgery or treatment coming up. In addition, I’m having physiotherapy and swimming regularly to strengthen my muscles.”
Rumeysa Gelgi Husband
Is Rumeysa Gelgi married? She isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a husband.
Rumeysa Gelgi Parents
Rumeysa’s parents and siblings are of average height. Her mother is Safiye Gelgi. Little is known about her father.
Rumeysa Gelgi Daughter
She doesn’t have a daughter.
Rumeysa Gelgi Height
She stands at 7ft 0.7inches (215.16cm). She was officially named the tallest woman alive by Guinness World Records in 2021.
Rumeysa Gelgi Nationality
She is of Turkish nationality.
Rumeysa Gelgi Religion
Rumeysa Gelgi is a Muslim. Islam is the largest religion in Turkey. Christianity is the minority religion in Turkey.
Rumeysa Gelgi Instagram
Her Instagram is @rumeysagelgi.