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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! It's a fact that 12 inches make one foot so 11 inches shouldn't be too far from a foot-long Subway sandwich. Am I right? I've eaten a lot of foot-long sandwiches in my life so I think I can call myself somewhat of an expert at deciphering when something is 11-12 inches or not. And based on my scientific comparison between a foot-long Subway sandwich and the neck of the woman in the photo above, I can say that there is no resemblance. Besides the coils around her neck I think the length of her neck looks completely normal. But that's just my analysis.

According to the Huffington Post, Los Angeles resident Sydney Smith is trying to become a giraffe woman. Her neck is reportedly already 11 inches long and she's trying to make it longer by encasing it in 11 copper rings. She said that she became inspired to do so by observing the women of the Kayan Lahwi tribes of Thailand and Burma, who encase their necks in rings from an early age. Long necks are regarded as beautiful in some tribes.

"I've always had a long neck," Smith told The Huffington Post. "In middle school, they called me 'giraffe girl.' Then I saw the pictures of the long-necked tribes in Thailand and Burma in National Geographic and I became fascinated with them."

In middle school, Smith's obsession led her to wrap cut-up coat hangers around her neck when she went to bed.

"After a few years it became obvious that my neck was longer than the other girls, but not freakishly," she said. "So I stopped for awhile to consider if being a long-necked woman was what I really wanted."

"I took it slow and would add an extra ring when needed," she said.

By 2011 her neck had reached to the point where it couldn't support itself without the help of the copper rings. She described that moment as a turning point in her life. She decided to keep stretching after going to a Lady Gaga concert and got the copper rings permanently soldered to her neck

"Her freak empowerment message made a special kind of sense for me," Smith said of the Lady Gaga concert. "I figured if she can wear meat dresses, I can be a giraffe woman."

It's her body so if she wants to stretch her neck then that's her own call. But there is one problem that even she admitted. NECK SWEAT!!!! The copper rings are permanently on her neck so when her neck sweats that sweat is going to stay there and get really mucky causing a horrible smell. 

A woman from the Kayan tribe had her rings removed and her neck was scarred, moldy and smelly. Long necks could be seen as attractive but being smelly isn't attractive. I'M JUST SAYING!!!! It has been proven that the rings don't stretch the neck, they just push down the collarbone. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.