You won’t believe the pictures of 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan that are circulating on the web today.
Her fellow students tease her mercilessly, calling her names like “wolf girl” and “monkey face”. Supatra says she doesn’t mind though, because being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become very popular.
“I’m very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in,” she says. “All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me.”
Supatra Sasuphan is one of just 50 people in the world known to suffer from a rare condition called Ambras Syndrome, which is caused by a faulty chromosome.
Before people understood the rare disease, sufferers were often labeled as “werewolves”. Her family has tried laser treatment to remove the hair and prevent it from growing back, but it hasn’t worked.
Image: Bronek Kaminski / Barcroft Media
- Wolf child: Supatra Sasuphan, 11, is happy to be named the world’s hairiest girl (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘Wolf child’ named world’s hairiest girl delighted because it makes her popular at school (dailymail.co.uk)
- The World’s Hairiest Girl (foxnews.com)
- Meet the World’s Hairiest Girl (thesun.co.uk)
- Meet The World’s Hairiest Girl (huffingtonpost.com)