The world’s tallest teen girl looks like she has a toy boy — but that’s because she’s 6ft 8in. Elisany da Cruz Silva, 17, towers over her 5ft 4in boyfriend as they take a romantic beach stroll and Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, 22, has to crane his neck to get a kiss.
The construction worker said, “My friends say things like, ‘How do you hug her?’. I say, ‘There’s a way of doing everything’.
Elisany — an inch taller than Stoke City’s Peter Crouch — has a form of gigantism due to a tumour on her pituitary gland.
She grew faster than her seven siblings from the age of 11 and hit 6ft 9in when she was 14. But her sudden growth caused pain in her limbs and joints.
Surgeons removed the gland two years ago and she shrank by an inch — but she could still not fit on the school bus.
Aspiring model Elisany, of Salinopolis, Brazil, quit school due to teasing.
But she’s happy now with Francinaldo. She said:
“What really attracted me was his personality, the way he acts with people and the way he acts with me”.
“The only thing that really affects us is when we hang out holding hands — it seems like he is my little brother or son”.