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Sup Travellers?! Turkey's Rumeysa Gelgi is now the world's tallest female teenager standing at a height of 7ft 0.09 in at the tender age of 17. Her height is caused by a condition called Weaver Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid growth. 

The 11th grade high school student received the Guinness World Record award in a special presentation in her hometown of Safranbolu, Karabük and she was all smiles.

In addition to her height, Rumeysa’s hands have grown measure 24.5 cm and feet 30.5 cm - the equivalent of a 12 in men's shoe sizes.

Gelgi's size causes her mobility problems, and she has a custom-built wheelchair and walking frame to help her get around. 

She said while she has been subject to cruel taunts about her appearance in the past, people’s negativity no longer upsets her, and she puts it down to ignorance.  

She said instead, she concentrates on the positives of being tall: "I like being different from everyone else. It’s interesting and makes me feel special.  It also provides me with easy access to high places, and looking down at people from above isn’t a bad thing either."

Rumeysa has been told that she is not expected to grow any further, so will not beat the record of Tallest Living Person and fellow countryman, Sultan Kösen, who measures 251 cm (8ft 3 in).

Rumeysa’s record will feature in the 2015 Guinness World Records book, out in September.

The world is filled with extraordinary people and just like all the other people in the Guinness Book of World Records, Gelgi is extraordinary. Congrats to her. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.