Thai teenager is one of the tallest in the world

Thai teenager is one of the tallest in the world - April 15, 2009
Thanks to Nils for pointing this out.

The tallest teenagers in the world - Telegraph, April 9, 2009
...Another of the teenagers to appear in the documentary is 17-year-old Thai Malee Duangdee. At 6ft 10in she is the tallest girl in the world. Her stature is due to a tumour on her pituitary gland which makes her body produce too much growth hormone. Malee had two unsuccessful operations to remove the tumour and her only hope is a tumour-shrinking drug which her father, a poorly paid labourer, cannot afford.

In Thailand, 360 km east of Bangkok, Thailand's state of Tor - YouTube
A Japanese TV report from 2006, when she was 14 years old and 207 cm (6ft 9.5in). If you listen closely, you can hear the commentator saying that she is from Trat province ("Toratu") at 0:05 into the video...

Superhuman - ITV, April 8, 2009
...Craig Glenday, editor of the Guinness World Records book, travels from London to Bangkok to verify a possible new world record. 17-year-old Malee Duangdee has found it hard to be accepted because of her height. Her father tells the programme: "When she walked down the street many people called her a giant and laughed at her."
Malee says: "So many times I ask myself why? I sit in front of the mirror and cry. Why am I not the same as other people." Malee's height is caused by a tumour on her pituitary gland, a condition which could be fatal. She desperately needs expensive drugs and the fame of holding a Guinness World Record may bring the money her family needs for her treatment.


Teeny whoppers - The Sun, April 8, 2009
...MALEE DUANGDEE, 17, 6ft 10in, now tallest girl in the world. BEST THING: "Getting the money I need to have medical treatment." WORST THING: "Being teased and being worried about my health." With the average height of a woman in Thailand less than 5ft 2in, Malee really does stand out. Her amazing stature is due to a tumour on her pituitary gland which makes her body produce too much growth hormone...

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