Supatra Sasuphan, World's 'Hairiest Girl,' Is Delighted By Guinness World Record Title
She's previously been shunned by her classmates and taunted by names such as "Wolf Girl" and "Monkey Face," but 11-year-old Supatra Sasuphan finally has a reason to celebrate.
The Thai youngster says she has become extremely popular at her school in Bangkok after reportedly being named the "World's Hairiest Girl" by the Guinness World Record committee.
"I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records," she told the Daily Mail. "A lot of people have to do a lot to get in. All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Sasuphan is one of only 50 people known to have Ambras syndrome or hypertrichosis -- a condition which makes hair grow all over the body including the face and neck -- since the Middle Ages. Before appropriate research into the disease revealed Ambras to be caused by a faulty chromosome, sufferers were branded werewolves.
"There were a few people who used to tease me and call me monkey face but they don't do it any more," she says. "I'm very used to this condition. I can't feel the hair as it has always been like this. I don't feel anything."
View video of Sasuphan, courtesy of the Sun, below: