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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