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Tanning Addict Martina Big Gets Married | HOOKED ON THE LOOK10m59s

Tanning Addict Martina Big Gets Married | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

MODEL Martina Big who is known for her giant breasts and ‘transitioning' from a white woman to look ‘African’ has got married to her childhood sweetheart. Martina Big from Germany, famous for her big bust and controversial tan, has married her partner Michael, who she has been with since high school. The couple had an intimate ceremony, with just the two of them, earlier this month on a beautiful beach on an island aptly named ‘Big Island’ in Hawaii

Paralysed Car Crash Survivor Becomes Fitness Model | TRULY8m17s

Paralysed Car Crash Survivor Becomes Fitness Model | TRULY

A CAR crash victim who was given just a five percent chance of survival is now a fitness heavyweight and model. Tiphany Adams, 35 from Lodi, California, is already on her second life. When she was just 17 years old, Tiphany was in a car crash where all four people, including herself, were pronounced dead on the scene by emergency services. Medi-aired to hospital for 30 hours of life-saving surgery, Tiphany was given a five percent chance of survival. In a coma for three weeks, Tiphany fought for her life. When she woke up, her father, who largely brought her up, had to deliver the news that Tiphany was a paraplegic, with a T10 fracture and L2 movement.

Conjoined Twins Are A Medical Miracle: BORN DIFFERENT7m50s

Conjoined Twins Are A Medical Miracle: BORN DIFFERENT

CONJOINED twins Callie and Carter Torres continue to thrive together – despite expert doctors giving them just 24 hours to live. Callie and Carter were born attached by their pelvis area, sharing all organs from the belly button down and having a single leg each. The girls, who reside in Blackfoot, Idaho, are described as omphalo-ischiopagus twins that make up less than five percent of conjoined twins throughout the world. Still to this day, just 40 to 60 percent of all conjoined twins manage to survive past birth. But with their second birthday approaching in the new year, Callie and Carter’s health continues to improve, much to the delight of parents, Chelsea and Nick Torres.

My Partner Identifies As A Dog | EXTREME LOVE9m05s

My Partner Identifies As A Dog | EXTREME LOVE

PLAYING fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for a human, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought him closer to his partner. Tony McGinn, known as ‘Tony Bark’ to his friends, says he has been into animal role-play his entire life, and refers to himself as a “human pup”. Tony, who is transgender, is supported by his husband and “handler” Andrew, 32, who accompanies Tony to regular play dates with other role-players. Tony, 30, of Los Angeles, told Barcroft Media: “To me a dog is everything pure in the world. Dogs experience the world through a lens of pure joy that I don’t think other animals have.

I Pledged My Virginity To My Father - My Life Inside The Purity Movement | TRULY16m21s

I Pledged My Virginity To My Father - My Life Inside The Purity Movement | TRULY

A 17-YEAR-OLD has committed herself to America’s Purity Movement - where daughter’s pledge abstinence to their fathers. The Purity Movement started in Colorado Springs 20 years ago. It was founded by the evangelical Randy Wilson and his wife Lisa and has since then spread across 48 states and 17 countries. The movement holds annual Purity Balls, as a ceremony for young girls to pledge to abstain from sex until they get married. The formal occasion, entails the girls wearing long white gowns and the fathers donning smart suits, attending a dinner and dance - making it look like a wedding. At the ceremony, fathers are given a key, representing their daughter's chastity, to eventually pass on to their daughter’s future husband. Both father and daughter then sign a purity contract and the daughters are given a purity ring to wear on their wedding ring finger. In Louisiana, 17-year-old Hannah Lee Powers is preparing to attend a Purity Ball with her father, Beauchamp.

My Body With 95% Burns | TRULY6m19s

My Body With 95% Burns | TRULY

A TEENAGER with 95 percent burns covering his body once felt like a “monster” but is now chasing his modelling dreams. At four-years-old, Johnny Quinn, nearly died in a fire at his home and was saved when his older sister Leah pulled him out of the blaze. Johnny, now 18, struggled to accept his scars for a long time, including experiencing anorexia as a young teen, but he is now embracing his scars. The teenager from Millington, Tennessee, who has had over 80 reconstructive surgeries, is now pursuing his dreams of modelling so that he can inspire others to accept their unique scars. Find out more about Courageous Faces Foundation at: https://www.courageousfacesfoundation.org/

My Breast Cancer Tattoo Makes Me Feel Beautiful | SHAKE MY BEAUTY8m21s

My Breast Cancer Tattoo Makes Me Feel Beautiful | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A WOMAN who has successfully battled breast cancer twice is celebrating her new body with a beautiful mastectomy tattoo. Having endured breast cancer not once but twice Sara Coulson has undergone 26 rounds of chemotherapy, 21 rounds of radiotherapy, a lumpectomy, double mastectomy – and now a tattoo over her mastectomy scars. The 52-year-old from Gores Landing, Ontario Canada had been considering reconstructive surgery for two months only for doctors to tell her she was genetically at too high a risk of getting cancer again and should delay reconstruction for another year. Rather than wait Sara decided to get a mastectomy tattoo instead that celebrates her new body, scars and all.

Man Spends $100,000 To Look Like A K-Pop Star8m51s

Man Spends $100,000 To Look Like A K-Pop Star

A Caucasian man has spent over £75,000 on surgeries to look like his Korean boy band idol. Oli London first discovered K-pop boy band BTS when he was living in Korea in 2013. , K-pop is a popular genre of music from Korea, and BTS is currently one of the most famous K-pop bands in the world. The Londoner is particularly infatuated with the lead vocalist from the band, Jimin, and he has strived to look like his idol for five years. K-Pop is a genre of music from South Korea, Oli’s idol is Jimin is the lead singer of the popular group BTS. They are one the most famous K-Pop bands in the world. “ BTS debuted in 2013 and I was actually living in Korea at the time. So I was just amazed by all of them, they were perfect. Jimin is the lead vocalist. This is his current hairstyle at the moment, so I replicated it. I want to be him but I also have a crush on him. Like, to be honest, all K-Pop stars are so beautiful,” says Oli London. Not only that he looks like a K-Pop star he also dresses like one too. He has a lot of expensive shoes just like the boys from BTS wear and all the same brands too. Oli was always insecure about his look because he had a lot of acne when he was in school. He also had a very big nose and that’s how he made up his mind to go through all these changes. Now after all his surgeries he really doesn’t like looking at an old picture of him. He has also made some surgeries on his body, not only on his face. He had removed all the fatty from his chest and he still has the scars. And on his face, he has made a blepharoplasty which is basically work on the eyelids, four rhinoplasties, angle reduction which is basically a jawline surgery and also a silicon chin implants. And how much did that cost him? About 75.000 pounds in total just on the procedures. And that does not stop there. He wants to have more surgeries and look even more like him. Now, he wants to change the shape of his eyes to look more like his idol Jimin. He said: "Well I am not exactly changing my race, I’m not saying I want to be Asian as such, however, I want to look like a K-pop star and they happen to be Korean. "I just find them incredibly beautiful. I know I am always going to be Caucasian, I’m always going be British but I would like to look as close as possible to Korean pop stars and Jimin”. However, one of Oli’s friends Stephanie Jackson is concerned about the 28-year-old dreams. She said to Oli: "So the thing is if you look like the Korean pop star you are not going to look like yourself. That’s what I worry about.” But, Oli's dream is not to look like a normal person. He wants to look like a K-Pop doll.

I Have Died Nine Times | TRULY5m12s

I Have Died Nine Times | TRULY

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is living to his life to the full, despite having died NINE times. Jamie Poole was born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a heart condition in which a portion of the heart becomes thickened, resulting in the organ being less able to pump blood effectively around the body, causing sometimes fatal complications. Jamie told Barcroft TV: “It’s not a rare condition. One in 500 in the UK will have this condition. Unfortunately with my condition it’s more advanced, or more complicated. And it’s been causing me problems now for the last 10 years.”Not many people have their heart stop and live to tell the tale, however this has happened to Jamie an incredible nine times.

The Teenager With Butterfly Skin | BORN DIFFERENT7m54s

The Teenager With Butterfly Skin | BORN DIFFERENT

A TEENAGER whose skin is so fragile it bleeds and blisters as she sleeps has helped her parents raise £5 million for charity. Sohana Collins’ morning routine takes longer than most: on schooldays the 16-year-old wakes up between 6-7am while her mum, Sharmila, carefully unwraps Sohana’s bandaged arms, then uses surgical needles to prick her daughter’s painful blisters before cleansing and moisturising Sohana’s paper-thin skin. Sohana suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic condition commonly referred to as the butterfly syndrome because skin is as delicate as a butterfly’s wings.

My Girlfriend Is Now My Husband | MY TRANS LIFE7m14s

My Girlfriend Is Now My Husband | MY TRANS LIFE

A PREVIOUSLY same-sex couple are now in a straight relationship - as one of them has transitioned into a man. Aidan and Heather Silva from Spring, Texas have been together for six and a half years, and married since July 2016. Aidan, 26, announced he was transgender when he was 23, and asked Heather if she would still want to be with him if he became a man. Heather supported Aidan’s decision and has been by his side as he’s undergone top surgery and weekly testosterone injections.

I’ve Got The World’s Longest Moustache | TRULY3m40s

I’ve Got The World’s Longest Moustache | TRULY

AN INDIAN man is claiming he has the world’s longest moustache - measuring a whopping 22 feet. Girdhar Vyas, 58, from Bikaner, Rajasthan, started growing his moustache in 1985 and is confident his wonderful whiskers are the longest in the world. And Vyas appears to be correct - as the previous longest ‘tache belonged to Ram Singh, also from India, which measured a more modest 18.5 feet. Committed Vyas goes through a complicated daily routine to maintain his titanic ‘tache, spending up to three hours a day on grooming and applying oil and pepper.

5-Year-Old CrossFitter Can Deadlift Double Her Weight | KICK-ASS KIDS7m27s

5-Year-Old CrossFitter Can Deadlift Double Her Weight | KICK-ASS KIDS

A BADASS kid is breaking into the CrossFit world at just five-years-old - and she can already do 60 push ups at a time and deadlift 65lb. Prisais Brooklyn Townsend did her first CrossFit workout at just 10 months old when she started copying her dad’s moves in the gym. The tiny spitfire has been hooked ever since and practices with her trainer and father James at every opportunity.

My Twin Has Down Syndrome | BORN DIFFERENT7m19s

My Twin Has Down Syndrome | BORN DIFFERENT

A PAIR of twins are some of the rarest in the world due to one having Down’s Syndrome and one not. Julia and Michael Toronzcak, share everything in life except a single chromosome, which meant Michael was born with severe Down syndrome.There are currently no statistics on the chances of one twin being born with Down syndrome, making the 22-year-olds from San Diego, California one of the rarest twins in the world.

Plus-Size Dancers Are A Real Proof  That Everybody Can Dance | SHAKE MY BEAUTY7m18s

Plus-Size Dancers Are A Real Proof That Everybody Can Dance | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A group of plus-size dancers in New York prove size is no barrier to being a great dancer. When Akira Armstrong appeared in not one but two Beyonce videos, she thought she had hit the big time. But as a plus-size dancer she struggled to find regular work and, for a few years, even gave up on her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Determined to succeed – and give other fuller-figured women the opportunity to perform - Akira founded Pretty Big Movement, a plus-size dance group who train in New York City and have performed across the globe. Pretty Big Movement is made up of eight core dancers who train together at least twice a week. The troupe also puts on monthly dance workshops in NYC that women of all shapes, sizes and ages can attend – no matter what their dance abilities. Most recently Pretty Big Movement has run an apprenticeship scheme for aspiring professional dancers. Together they hope to challenge the stereotypes that you can only be a good dancer if you are a size zero. Akira, who describes Pretty Big Movement as “her baby” founded the group 10 years ago and challenged the assumption that larger-sized women are unable to dance. In a world where media constantly beats the ideas of what beauty “should” look like over the heads of the American population twenty four hours a day, it can be very difficult for women who do not fit that mold to truly be confident in who they are. Beauty is not limited to the size zero model women; everyone is beautiful and unique and should be treated as such. Our nation’s media and Hollywood scene portray that women should be a size zero with long blonde hair, fair skin, and a bit submissive. The world can sometimes be uncomfortable and unsupportive of strong, successful, confident women who are not “model size,” so groups such as these truly challenge those ideas. These women are unbelievably inspirational to millions around the country. They relay a message of truth and confidence, which is certainly something that this country needs more of. This is especially true for our young generations. Young women growing up in this day and age desperately need to see and hear messages and women such as these beautiful people. They prove that being plus size is beautiful. Women all over the world will learn from these women to be themselves, to be confident in their own skin, and to not be afraid to stand up for what is right and what you believe in. When young girls are constantly taught to believe that they are not beautiful in their natural forms, it leads to monstrous issues with self-esteem and confidence. There is an epidemic of negative images and messages bombarding our youth, but these women are striving to battle all of that negativity. These inspirational women have started a movement, and women across the world could not be more grateful that they are doing so!

The 8-Year-Old Basketballer Shooting For The Stars | KICK-ASS KIDS4m47s

The 8-Year-Old Basketballer Shooting For The Stars | KICK-ASS KIDS

A BASKETBALL-obsessed girl is already running rings around her father on the court - despite being only eight years old. Samaya Clark-Gabriel, from Brooklyn, New York, regularly trains with high school students twice her height and has an impressive array of tricks in her repertoire. She wowed crowds during the half-time show at a Harlem Globetrotters game in December last year by simultaneously dribbling two balls between her legs while BLINDFOLDED. The pint sized star only began playing aged six, but is already able to easily outmatch her dad in a one-v-one. Prodigy Samaya does intensive training sessions three times a week and dreams of one day playing in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association).

Twin Sisters Become Twin Brothers | MY TRANS LIFE7m26s

Twin Sisters Become Twin Brothers | MY TRANS LIFE

IDENTICAL twin brothers who were born female both transitioned gender at the same time. Identical twins Angel and Fabian Griffin do everything together: they are both aspiring rappers, they train together at the gym, are each other’s wingman on a night out and both drive trucks for a living. But most dramatically, in their early twenties, both made the decision to transition from female to male. The 29-year-old brothers, from Atlanta have been able to support one another every step of their joint journey – from surgery and dating to the realities of what it means to be a young black man in America.

I Can’t Stop Falling Asleep | TRULY8m06s

I Can’t Stop Falling Asleep | TRULY

A PERSONAL TRAINER suffers with an extreme form of narcolepsy – a condition that causes her to uncontrollably fall asleep up to 15 times a day. For most people, sleep is a luxury, but for Belle Hutt, it’s something she spends most of her time trying to avoid. Whether she’s sat in a restaurant with a group of friends, or she’s on the sofa at home watching a film, the 23-year-old has to battle excessive sleepiness, hallucinations and cataplexy on a daily basis. Belle, from Surrey, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 17. It was impossible for her to study and she had to drop out of college. Narcolepsy has since left her unable to work a full-time job, but fortunately, Belle has found two big saviours in her life – personal training and her boyfriend, Maikel Breukelman.

Woman With Spina Bifida Hits The Catwalk | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m31s

Woman With Spina Bifida Hits The Catwalk | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A WHEELCHAIR-bound woman has started modeling in the hope of encouraging more diversity, in both the fashion world and everyday life. Describing her wheelchair as both her “best friend” and “worst enemy”, Karneshia Patton has used one since she was just three years old. The 28-year-old, from Birmingham, Alabama, has Spina Bifida, a congenital birth defect where the spine and spinal cord don’t develop properly. In Karneshia’s case, she is paralysed from the waist down. But she’s not letting her disability stop her from doing anything. Studying for an MBA, working at a nail salon and going hard at the gym, Karneshia has now turned to the catwalk, modelling at a number of events.

My Handbag Keeps Me Alive | TRULY8m59s

My Handbag Keeps Me Alive | TRULY

For 24 hours a day, Lauren Spencer has life-saving medication being pumped directly into her heart. The 18-year-old from Lodi, California has a condition known as Pulmonary Hypertension – a form of high blood pressure that affects the arteries of the lungs and heart. The 24-hour treatment is designed to reduce her pulmonary pressure and prolong her life, meaning the teen has to keep a mobile pump on her at all times, which she tucks into a handbag, to ensure the experimental drug Remodulin is continually delivered to her heart.

Controversial ‘Cult’ Leader Claims He Can Change The Weather I TRULY13m51s

Controversial ‘Cult’ Leader Claims He Can Change The Weather I TRULY

TROUBLING allegations have been made against a young ’spiritual leader’ who claims to have powers such as telekinesis and the ability to change the weather. 30-year-old Bentinho Massaro has amassed an impressive following both in real life and online, with 24,000 Instagram followers and almost 300,000 Facebook likes. But in the past year he has been accused of running an evolved form of cult and his career has been marred by accusations of verbal abuse, sleeping with students and the suicide of one of his followers, Brent Wilkins. The Amsterdam-native told Barcroft Media: “I do not consider my group as a cult, if by cult you mean some dysfunctional group of people completely under the spell of a manipulative leader.

Living With A Feeding Tube 24/7 | TRULY7m38s

Living With A Feeding Tube 24/7 | TRULY

A young woman is frequently accused of having an eating disorder because of her feeding tube. When Amy Lee Fisher goes out to eat it’s not uncommon for complete strangers to come up and start talking to Amy about her health. Because of her feeding tube and slight frame, Amy has got used to people assuming she has an eating disorder - when in fact the 22-year-old suffers from gastroparesis, a condition that makes eating incredibly painful and causes sickness and even seizures.

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy3m30s

OPEN ALL HOURS: ‘Twilight’ Workers Contribute An Estimated £487 Billion To The UK Economy

A prop designer from Sheffield, a London DJ, and a jewellery maker from Cardiff - three individuals that all have one thing in common: they work in the twilight hours. While the majority of the country's workforce gets ready to clock-off as the light fades, a quarter of British workers are operating from dusk to dawn, according to new research from smartphone manufacturer Huawei, which reveals that twilight workers contribute an estimated £487 billion to the UK economy. Artist, Zoe Genders, from Sheffield, creates stop-animation, often using miniature insect sculptures she has formed with paper cutting techniques. Dionne Phillips went from behind the bar to the DJ booth in Brixton nightclubs, whilst, Neil Rayment, a jewellery designer, says the twilight hours are when he feels most inspired and the perfect time for him to work on a design in his workshop.

The Beauty School In A Men’s Prison | TRULY8m04s

The Beauty School In A Men’s Prison | TRULY

A MEN’S prison is one of the world’s least likely settings for a beauty school, but one group of California inmates are fast on their way to becoming qualified beauticians. Manicures, pedicures and facials are just some of the treatments practised and perfected by the felons incarcerated inside the walls of Valley State Prison. Carmen Shehorn, tutor on the cosmetology course at the Chowchilla penitentiary, said she chooses not to ask what crimes her students are locked up for. “It is a violent institution. There are lots of alarms and a lot of training on how to be safe and be aware of what’s going on around you at all times, so the very first day I started here, I came around the corner and saw all the inmates and was like ‘what did I get myself into?’” she told Barcroft TV.

Indian Slum Kid Becomes Insane BMX Champ | TRULY6m34s

Indian Slum Kid Becomes Insane BMX Champ | TRULY

A PIZZA delivery boy who was thrown out onto the streets by his father has become one of India’s best known BMX champions. Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, 26-year-old Annul Pale had a passion for cycling from his early days and developed an interest in BMX after watching the stunts on a sports channel. After experimenting with skateboarding and b-boying, Anul got into BMX stunt riding in 2005 and has since won numerous championships and even appeared in a movie.