London: Supatra Sasuphan from Thailand has been named the World’s Hairiest Girl.
The 11-year-old used to be teased about her looks and was often reduced to tears by jibes including “wolf girl’” and “monkey face.”
Even when she was brought home from the hospital neighbors asked her parents what “sin” they had committed to end up with such a hairy child.
But now Sasuphan, who has thick hair growing all over her face, ears, arms, legs, is delighted after her new found fame has helped her become one of the most popular girls in school.
“A lot of people have to do a lot to get in;” media reported her as saying.
“All I did was answering a few questions and then they gave it to me.”
Nicknamed Nat, she is one of only 50 documented cases of Ambras Syndrome since the Middle Ages.
Sasuphan said: “There were a few people, who used to tease me and call me monkey face but they don’t do it any more.
“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.”
“It does sometimes make it difficult to see when it gets long.”
“I hope I will be cured one day,” Sasuphan added.