Good height is always considered as a natural gift which improves the beauty of an individual. It is bliss for those who love modeling and sports. But having extremely tall height can become a major issue which takes a toll on your health, lifestyle, clothing and other aspects.
When it comes to world records, we often come across the list of tallest men, fastest men, and so on. More often than not, the world has always ignored female record holders. In this guide, we will be focusing on tallest women in the world 2017 who are surprisingly very tall.
10. Heather Greene (6 ft. 5.5 inches)
Heather Greene is one of the tallest women in the world. She is an American whiskey expert who belongs to Las Vegas. She is around 6 ft. 5.5 inches tall. She is also a ‘go-to’ thinker for the media on topic of spirits. She is well respected in the US due to her profession as well as height. Health and clothes may be her problem but she is just okay with the respect and fame she got in return.
She was the sommelier at Manhattan’s The Flatiron Room from 2012 to 2014 and The Director of Whiskey Education. She is the first American woman in Edinburgh who was served on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and an award winning brand ambassador. Her publication was shortlisted by the Tales of the Cocktail and New York Times. Currently, she travels all over the world for consulting and teaching. She also appears in media outlets like Bloomberg, CBS This Morning, Fox, MSNBC and The Food Network.
9. Rita Miniva Besa (6ft. 8 inches)
She is based in Zimbabwe but lives in United States. She is a member of a US-based basketball team thanks to her tall height. She is exceptionally tall and her height is a blessing for her team. She is a well known and talented basketball player.
8. Caroline Welz (6ft. 9 inches)
With the height of 6 feet and 9 inches, Caroline Welz belongs to Germany. She is a well respected and reputed woman in Germany. For most people in Germany, her height has been the inspiration. She is much taller than most girls of the same age group. She is yet an inspiration for most people across the world. Germany has a lot of tall people but no one is taller than Caroline.
7. Malee Duangdee (6ft. 10 inches)
With the height of 6 feet and 10 inches because of abnormal growth of a tumor in her body, Malee Duangdee is the tallest woman in her home country Thailand, second tallest woman in Asia and 7th tallest woman in the world. Since she is a tall woman, her weight is whopping 127 kg. A shrinking tumor medicine is the only hope for her to lead a normal life, which her family can hardly afford.
6. Gitika Srivastava (6ft. 11 inches)
The tall height of 6 feet and 11 inches makes Gitika Srivastava a talented basketball player in her team. She is an inspiration for most of us in India as she ranks the 6th tallest woman in the world. Her father was 7 feet 4 inches tall and also the member of a basketball team.
5. Uljana Semjonova (7 feet)
Ranked 5th among the world’s tallest women, Uljana Semjonova was the best basketball lady player in the world in her time, i.e. 1970-80s. The Latvia-based athlete is 7 ft. tall. She was also titled as the largest basketball player in the world. Due to her height, she has to wear men’s size footwear 58(EU)/21(US). She is the member of basketball team from Voluntary Sports Society, TTT Riga. In Soviet Union, she won 15 championships of European Champions Cup. She was a great player who set global records as well.
4. Zainab Bibi (7 ft, 2 inches)
Ranked 4th among the world’s tallest women, Zainab Bibi’s origin is Pakistan. She later moved to Britain as her tall height became the annoyance for her family. She filed a petition to stay at an asylum but it got refused in 2009. However, she got a council flat in Britain to stay for two years which is free in Greater Manchester.
3. Malgorzata Dydek (7 ft, 2 in)
Born in the United States, Malgorzata is 7 feet and 2 inches tall due to which she is the member of a basketball team in the US. In WNBA, she played for Connection Sun. She was also a coach who trained the team of North side Wizards in Queensland League. She played in Poland for Colorado Xplosion. Born on April 28, 1974, she was married to her boyfriend, David Twigg, in Gdynia. After marriage, they moved to Brisbane. David and Alexander are their children.
2. Sandy Allen (7 ft, 7.5 inches)
Before she passed away in 2008, Sandy Allen was once the tallest woman on earth till 1976. But she is still ranked second in the list and next to the world’s tallest woman. She was 7 feet, 7.5 inches tall when she was alive and broke a world record in Guinness Book. She also wrote a book “Cast a Giant Shadow” which is also mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records, since 1976. She was tall because of a tumor in pituitary gland which constantly released growth hormones and never stopped. She also went to a surgery, but unsuccessful. In later years, she also used a wheelchair for support. Her height caused a lot of health problems to her. She spent the last few years of her life in Indiana and she was bedridden.
1. Yao Defen (7 ft. 8 inches)
She ranks No. 1 among the tallest women in the world. She is a China born woman who rules this list of top ten tallest women worldwide. She weighs 200 kg and is 7 feet, 8 inches tall because of a medical disorder which makes tallest woman who lived in the world. She passed away on November 13, 2012 at the age of 40. She was born in a very poor farmer’s family in Liuan, Shucheng.
When she was just 3 years old, her diet was around 3 times the diet of her siblings of same age. When she crossed 11 years, she was 6 feet and 2 inches tall. When she was 15, her height was 6 feet and 9 inches. When she was 15, she was unable to get treatment for her illness because of her family’s poor condition. To be a sports star, she was too weak. Because of low funds, she couldn’t get treated properly. This is the reason behind her story. The TLC network devoted a show to pay tribute to her life in 2009. Bleeding in her brain was also an issue.