Who is Rumeysa Gelgi? Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Family

Rumeysa Gelgi is an Advocate, Researcher, Junior Front-End Developer, and the world’s tallest living woman, on October 13th, 2021 Guinness World Records confirmed that Rumeysa is the world’s tallest woman standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Previously, she holds the record of tallest teenager living (female) in 2014, and during that time she was 18 years old. Rumeysa is suffering from a condition called Weaver syndrome, it’s a condition that accelerated growth in skeletal maturation. Moreover, she can’t walk without the help of a wheelchair and after Guinness World Records declared Gelgi as the worlds tallest woman she said in a statement “Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage for yourself so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential and do your best.” Later, Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief, Guinness World Records said “It’s an honour to welcome Rumeysa back into the record books. Her indomitable spirit and pride at standing out from the crowd is an inspiration. The category of tallest living woman is not one that changes hands very often, so I’m excited to share this news with the world.”

Who is Rumeysa Gelgi?

Rumeysa Gelgi
24 years old
January 1, 1997
7 feet 7 inches tall

Rumeysa Gelgi is an Advocate, Researcher, and Junior Front-End Developer, from 2016 to 2020 she served at Kirik Kuyruk as a Strays Animal volunteer. Gelgi has several licenses and certifications including edx Verified Certificate for Javascript Introduction, edX Verified certificate for HTML5 Apps and Games, edX Verified certificate for CSS Basics, edX Verified certificate for CSS Basics, edX Verified certificate for HTML5 & CSS Fundamentals, edX Verified certificate for HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices, Web Development Career Path, Learn Asynchronous Javascript Course, Learn Git Course, Learn the Command Line Course, Building Interactive Javascript Website Course, Creativity and Leadership by Anna Wintour, Game Design and Theory by Will Wright, Scientific Thinking and Communication by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In 2016, she graduated from High School. She suffered from rare genetic mutation, Weaver Syndrome, and first in Turkey and 27th worldwide. When Rumeysa was just one year old underwent open-heart surgery due to ASD+PDA problems from birth and by the age of three, she had undergone Umbilical Hernia surgery. Until five years old Gelgi was not able to walk, then with the help of a wheelchair and Walker slowly began to walk, between 2003 to 2006 she was under observation of Pediatric Endocrinology Department of Marmara University and cured her accelerated growth in this period.

How old is Rumeysa Gelgi?

Rumeysa Gelgi was born on January 1, 1997, and from Turkey, she is 24 years old. She was born to Safiye Gelgi (Mother) who is a lab technician and her father is a retired Doctor, she also has a sister named Hilal Gelgi who is also a Lab Technician. On July 6th, she shared a picture with her parents on Instagram and wrote “My superheros. Happy 43rd anniversary to my two favorite people in entire world. Almost 45 years together.”

(Image Source: Rumeysa Gelgi Instagram)

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