Too Tall To Go To School!

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At 6-ft 9-inches tall, 14-year-old teen Elisany Silva, certainly stands out high above the rest of her family and friends - Not surprising, given that she is currently one of the tallest teenagers in the world!

In fact, the Brazilian, whose growth spurt started after she turned 11, is so tall, that she has stopped going to school because she simply can't fit inside the bus! She even has trouble fitting in her own house where is always bumping her head against the wooden roof.

Doctors believe that she is suffering from a rare disease called gigantism, which occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of growth hormones. If left untreated, the condition could cause health problems.

However, Elisany's family who lives in the state of Para, is too poor to get her tested to get an accurate diagnoses and the teen herself doesn't seem too worried. Instead, she is busy pursuing her dream to become a fashion model. Rumor has it that she has already lined up her first contract on the runway at a bridal show in Belem, Brazil. We sure hope she does well!

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk,myfoxla.com, allvoices.com

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  • kittylover8786
    kittylover8786Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    Wow she is super tall, I am really short!!!
    • RobustWednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:28 am
      I think im 5' 4' and I'm in 6th, so I'm actually taller than most of my classmates and my family.
      • fluffycatgal
        fluffycatgalSunday, May 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        That's just sad. Ppl discriminate against ppl who are different
        • MariaMonday, May 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm
          Being that tall would be a dream come true(besides the headaches )
          • banana2016
            banana2016Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:31 pm
            I hate being tall but her life seams to be fine!
            • #gigigymnasticsWednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm
              That's pretty tall for a 14 year old girl! I'm never going to be that tall : P
              • Girl_Power_825Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:47 am
                Woah she is taller than my parents
                • hunter51899
                  hunter51899Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:43 am
                  How could you be in 6th grade and be 5ft. 8in.
                  • ThecatgirlTuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:39 am
                    I hope she gets a moddling job
                    • Glittergirl101Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm
                      I don't like being tall!!! :-(