Romisa Gilgi / Photo courtesy of Romisa Gilgi.com
Romisa Gilgi / Photo courtesy of Romisa Gilgi.com

Romesa Gilgi was named the world’s tallest woman by the Guinness Book of World Records in October 2021.

But this was not the first time that Romesa from Turkey has won the world record, earlier in 2014 she had won the world record for the longest running teenager in the world.

Along with this, she also holds world records for the largest fingers, largest hands and longest waist in a woman alive.

But Romesa, who is 7 feet and 0.7 inches tall, said in an interview that due to her height of more than 7 feet, she unfortunately faced some physical challenges like walking, but despite all these difficulties, she is thankful to God for life. are

Born on January 1, 1997, Romesa was the first case of Weaver syndrome in Turkey.

The disease causes rapid growth in height and so far only 50 people in the world have been diagnosed with it.

Romesa underwent open heart surgery at the age of one year due to heart disease and another surgery 2 years later due to umbilical hernia.

When she was 5 years old, after 5 months of physiotherapy, she was able to walk for the first time.

By the age of 6, he had grown to 5 feet 8 inches tall, following treatment for Weaver syndrome from September 2003 to May 2006, which Romesa considers a success because he no longer grows taller.

He has many world records to his name / Reuters Photo
He has many world records to his name / Reuters Photo

In 2013, she underwent 2 spinal operations and according to Romesa, she does not need any treatment now and is taking physiotherapy to strengthen her body.

They need a wheelchair or a walker to walk and special orthopedic shoes are made for them.

He said in his website that his condition is now stable.

He completed his education in 2016 and Romesa said that he was home-schooled and science was his favorite subject.

They got a chance to visit Apple's head office in San Francisco / Photo courtesy of Romesa Gilgi.com
They got a chance to visit Apple’s head office in San Francisco / Photo courtesy of Romesa Gilgi.com

She added that she keeps fit through light exercise while she enjoys swimming, as well as reading detective and crime novels.

She dreamed of working in the technology industry since childhood and that’s why she started learning web development in 2020.

In March 2022, he received a professional certificate from Harvard University.

At the end of September 2022, he traveled by plane for the first time in his life.

Traveling by plane / Photo courtesy of Romesa Gilgi Instagram
Traveling by plane / Photo courtesy of Romesa Gilgi Instagram

On the long 13-hour flight from Istanbul to San Francisco, special arrangements were made for their travel so that they could travel comfortably lying down.

In San Francisco, he got the opportunity to visit Apple’s head office, which was his big dream.

He hopes a stay in San Francisco will help advance his career.

After air travel, she is now considering plans such as sailing or a road trip in Europe.