'Brazil's tallest woman' married to man who stands at 5ft 4 reveals what it's like being one of the tallest women in the world

'Brazil's tallest woman' married to man who stands at 5ft 4 reveals what it's like being one of the tallest women in the world



An aspiring model believed to be "one of the world's tallest women" has opened up about her condition.



Elisane Silva, 26, started to notice she was much taller than her classmates and even her family at the age of 10. At that time, she was already 5ft 9in despite being a child. Now, she stands at 6ft 8in.







Her mum Ana Maria Ramos is just 5ft 4in and her dad Luiz Jorge is 5ft 7in so they didn't think it was down to genes.



Elisane's height was due to a benign tumour on her pituitary gland which caused giantism and an overproduction of the growth hormone. Elisane, from Brazil, had no idea about the tumour until 2010 when she had tests on live TV as her family couldn't pay for it.



Now she's known unofficially as "Brazil's tallest woman".Latest Post
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