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Meet the newest Guinness World Records' tallest woman who stands at over 7 foot tall

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The latest Guinness World Records' tallest woman is Turkey's Rumeysa Gelgi, who stands at 7 foot 0.7 inches (215.16 centimetres) tall.

Gelgi was re-measured in 2021 after she was first awarded the title for the tallest teenager living (female) back in 2014 when she was aged 18.

Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition that causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation.

The condition means that Gelgi uses a wheelchair most of the time, but can move for short periods using a walker.

Ever since her first record in 2014, Gelgi has felt it was important to use her platform to educate others about rare medical conditions such as her own.

She says that her height makes people intrigued when they pass her on the street, but most people are kind and supportive when they meet her for the first time.

"Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage for yourself so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential and do your best," Gelgi said.

Both the tallest living male and female in the world are from Turkey with Sultan Kösen standing at 8 feet 2.8 inches (251 centimetres) tall.

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