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The ‘Giraffe Woman’ Takes Off Her Rings After Stretching Her Neck For 5 Years

The ‘Giraffe Woman’ Takes Off Her Rings After Stretching Her Neck For 5 Years

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If you think that you have seen everything on the internet, you are wrong. There will always be new, bizarre transformation stories out there to be acknowledged. How far are people capable of going when it comes to modifying their look? There are some people that also invest thousands of dollars in order to look like their favorite comic book character, for example, and let’s not even get into the plastic surgery addiction that’s been everywhere.
However, there are some stories that appear to be bizarre and amazing at the same time like this one that  originally appeared on Diply.

One woman has gone viral after she decided to look like her favorite animal, a giraffe. Around five years ago, she even took physical measures in order to look like a giraffe.

These adorable animals are the kings of the long and thin neck.

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Several years ago, the 30-year-old Sydney V. Smith, has announced that she is trying to stretch her neck to look like her favorite animal, the giraffe.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

She had placed copper rings around her neck in order to elongate it. And, that is not all she has also labeled herself as “the giraffe woman.”

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Source: Daily Mail | Incredible Features Inc | mediadrumworld.com

Amazingly, after a period of time, these rings actually started to have an effect. She was slowly adding ring after ring as the neck got longer.

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Source: Twitter | @TheGiraffeWoman

On this picture, she also wears a giraffe outfit.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

Imagine walking around with 15 rings that add up about 5 lbs. in weight. Because she has. Shocking, right?

She has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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Sydney has been inspired by the women of the Kayan Lahwi tribes of Thailand.

“I’ve always had a long neck,” Smith told The Huffington Post. “In middle school, they called me ‘giraffe girl.’ Then I saw the pictures of the long-necked tribes in Thailand and Burma in National Geographic and I became fascinated with them.”

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

After becoming famous for the giraffe-look, Sydney has done a bit of modeling too.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

Sydney is posing for a photo in full giraffe body-paint and copper rings.

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Source: Daily Mail | Incredible Features Inc | mediadrumworld.com

She also has a favorite giraffe purse that she always carries around. “I never go anywhere without my giraffe purse,” she wrote with this picture.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

At one point her neck was 11 inches long, according to Huffington Post. However, it is now unclear how long it has extended since she continued adding rings after she did the interview with them.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

“Giraffe woman as a comic character! So rad!” said Sydney.

 

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman | Facebook | Dominic Valecillo

She said that the muscles in the neck had a hard time supporting her head and that was the turning point to remove them.
“I asked myself, ‘Should I stop or go for it?’ knowing that I would be enslaved to a ringed necklace for the rest of my life,” she said.

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Source: Facebook | Sydney V. Smith the Giraffe Woman

Sydney is removing the rings after five years since she grew tired of her life constantly revolving around them.

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Source: Daily Mail | Incredible Features Inc | mediadrumworld.com

“I spent five years of my life with rings around my neck and I just became very introverted and isolated and felt like the rings were taking over my life in every way,” Sydney disclosed for an interview.

Now, she undergoes regular physical treatment to fight chronic stiffness.

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Source: Daily Mail | Incredible Features Inc | mediadrumworld.com
h/t Daily Mail
From: diply

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