We first told you about Supatra Sasuphan, the so-called “Werewolf Girl” who suffers from hypertrichosis, almost exactly one year ago.
Hypertrichosis, or Ambras syndrome, is a rare genetic condition that causes excess hair to grow on the face and body.
The 11-year-old Thai girl, who goes by “Nat”, hopes to be cured one day, but for now, she serves as an inspiration to many.
“It’s the way I am,” Nat said in an interview with TODAY. “I don’t even think about it.”
At first, she was teased at school and some of the other kids were afraid to look at her.
“She did have a hard time at the beginning,” says her teacher, Kuljira Posaeng. “But as time passed she proved that she was just like anybody else.”
Last year, Guinness World Records named her the world’s hairiest girl, an award that makes her feel proud.
“Being hairy makes me special,” she said at the time. “This the happiest day of my life!”
“She’s self-confident,” her father told TODAY. “She works and plays hard. We want people to understand she’s a normal little girl.”
Nat is smart too, getting high marks in school and an “A” in her favorite subject, math.
“She always gets such good results,” said Nat’s mom. “I’m proud of her.”
Nat hopes to one day help people by becoming a doctor.
“So I can help sick and injured people,” she said, “and treat my mum and dad and relatives.”
Check out her interview with TODAY below.
- World’s Hairiest Girl (weeklyworldnews.com)