Supatra Sasuphan, 11-year girl from Bangkok (Thailand), has been officially named the world’s hairiest by the Guinness Book of Records.
She had been subject to mercilessly teased as “Monkey face” and “Wolf girl” at school, but the official record has come as a boon as now she is popular girl.
She is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome, caused by a faulty chromosome, which has been documented since the Middle Ages.
She 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.’