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My Hardening Skin Is Turning Me Into A Doll | SHAKE MY BEAUTY5m37s

My Hardening Skin Is Turning Me Into A Doll | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A young woman living with a skin-hardening condition has found confidence with her ‘Tragic Doll’ persona. At just nine-years-old Shirley Alvarez was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disease which hardens soft tissue throughout the body and can affect the entire body, including blood vessels. Within a matter of months, Shirley went from using a walker to being a full-time wheelchair user and had to quickly adapt to her new life. Shirley, from Queens, New York, created a new persona called the ‘Tragic Doll’ to express how it feels to live with scleroderma.

I’m 30 But Look 60 | BORN DIFFERENT5m50s

I’m 30 But Look 60 | BORN DIFFERENT

A NEWLYWED ageing at twice the normal rate is refusing to let her condition slow her down. At 30-years-old, Challi Muguira is one of the oldest surviving people with progeria in the world. Progeria is a rare genetic disorder characterised by premature ageing, growth delay, short stature, small face and hair loss. Challi, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a rare form, which was so unusual that it took doctors 16 years to formally diagnose her. Her form of progeria is different from the classic form and she does not age at quite the same rate, but is still mistaken for someone who is decades older. After meeting her partner online, Challi tied the knot with the love of her life in November 2017.

World’s Tallest Policeman Is 7ft 6in3m16s

World’s Tallest Policeman Is 7ft 6in

A TRAFFIC COP who measures a massive 7ft 6in is the tallest policeman in India - and possibly the world. Jagdeep Singh, from Punjab is so big he has to have his uniform especially made by a personal tailor and imports his enormous size 19 shoes from abroad. The colossal constable has been dubbed ‘a monster’ on social media but has become a local celebrity, with locals constantly stopping him for selfies. Previously the world’s tallest traffic cop was believed to be Rajesh Kumar, from Haryana in India, who is two inches smaller than Singh, at 7ft 4in.

Meet The “Real Barbie Of Berlin” | HOOKED ON THE LOOK4m59s

Meet The “Real Barbie Of Berlin” | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

AN INSTAGRAM model believes she has the biggest breasts in Germany following surgery to fit her third set of implants. Paris Herms, known as the ‘Real Barbie of Berlin’, has forked out more than £35,000 on plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to achieve her pneumatic doll-like appearance. While the 27-year-old German model loved her iconic namesake from playing with the dolls as a little girl, her cosmetic transformation began after she was bullied at school for being ‘ugly’. Paris’ grandma - with whom she still lives - paid for her first set of breast implants, and Paris has since had a nose job, facial fillers, and two more boob jobs taking her cup size up to an eye-popping 80 L. Paris currently has over 200,000 Instagram followers, and frequently posts lingerie-clad snaps from photoshoots, often garnering thousands of likes on the social networking site.

Breast Cancer Survivor Relaunches Modelling Career | SHAKE MY BEAUTY7m07s

Breast Cancer Survivor Relaunches Modelling Career | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A MODEL who has undergone a double mastectomy has successfully relaunched her modelling career on a New York catwalk. Allyson Lynch, 30, started out as as a fit and catalogue model for alternative fashion brand Sourpuss clothing in 2014, but feared a breast cancer diagnosis would end her career before it could really take off. The young woman from Philadelphia found the lump during a routine breast exam when she was just 26 and elected to have a bilateral mastectomy for 'peace of mind.' Despite her fears, Allyson found that her experiences opened up even more doors for her modelling career and she hopes to encourage more survivors to embrace their new bodies.

"Telepathic” Genius Child Tested By Scientist5m11s

"Telepathic” Genius Child Tested By Scientist

FIVE-year-old prodigy Ramses Sanguino has astonished his mother by displaying signs of being TELEPATHIC. According to Nyx Sanguino, 32, Ramses is able to recite random numbers written in secret - and is now the focus of a scientific study on the subject. Nyx is used to being surprised by her child, who at just five is already learning seven languages and solving complex mathematical equations. The youngster from Los Angeles, California, is believed to be one of the top five savants in the world and Nyx posts videos of her son showing off his talents online. Now his exploits have even caught the eye of a respected neuroscientist - who is studying Ramses as part a cutting-edge research project into telepathy.

Living Without Hands And Knees | BORN DIFFERENT5m28s

Living Without Hands And Knees | BORN DIFFERENT

AN INSPIRATIONAL woman born without fully developed limbs is making waves in the motivational speaking and beauty blogging world. Sinikwe Kademaunga, from Harare, Zimbabwe, manages to do her own and others’ makeup and hair without hands - using just her arms, which end at the elbow. The pretty 24-year-old has an unknown disability that caused her limbs to stop growing in the womb, leaving her with shortened legs which stop before the knee. Sinikwe now educates about disabilities in her native country, and inspires thousands at her speaking events and online.

The Dancer With Tourettes5m25s

The Dancer With Tourettes

A YOUNG dancer with Tourette Syndrome is pursuing her dream career by using her 150 different tics to transform her movements. Cassidy Richardson, 20, was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at eleven but started displaying tics at seven-years-old and believed the disorder would stop her from ever dancing professionally. The dancer, who is training at Transit Dance School in Victoria, Australia, has learned to incorporate her tics into her movements and says she never feels more free than when she’s dancing. While many still associate Tourette Syndrome with swearing, Cassidy wants to educate people about the different ways the syndrome can present.

I’m A Living Art Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m36s

I’m A Living Art Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A NEW YORK artist has transformed herself into a 'living art doll.’ Otherworldly performer Toshi Salvino, 24, has always been intrigued by dolls and the Harajuku style, so she has spent her life to transforming into an 'art doll'. The make up artist and hair stylist, originally from Pennsylvania, plans out three hours a day to become her doll self and wears her full doll look four to six days a week.

I’m Scarred, Not Scared | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m27s

I’m Scarred, Not Scared | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A SCARRED body confidence coach campaigns for other women to embrace both their bodies and scars. From a young age, Michelle Elman had 15 surgeries to correct an obstructed bowel, a punctured intestine, resect a brain tumour and remove a cyst in her brain. Michelle, from London, who also lives with hydrocephalus, quickly became aware of how different her body was to her peers and spent years hiding her scars away. After coming to terms with the trauma her body had been through, Michelle, now 24, decided to bare all and embrace her bikini body.

The Family ‘Made Of Glass’ Have Broken 600 Bones | BORN DIFFERENT8m48s

The Family ‘Made Of Glass’ Have Broken 600 Bones | BORN DIFFERENT

BETWEEN them, the Lamoreaux-Ferrerio family have broken over 600 bones. Mum Lisa, dad Chris and daughter Anicee all suffer from a genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta or OI, which causes their bones to be so brittle, simply sneezing or going over a bump in the road is enough to break them. There is no known cure for OI, and those living with it experience pain on a daily basis, but in spite of their condition, mum Lisa says in many ways they are just like any other family.

I Married An Inmate Serving Life For Murder | EXTREME LOVE10m56s

I Married An Inmate Serving Life For Murder | EXTREME LOVE

Kacey Rush married her husband in 2012, two years after becoming his pen pal, and 18 years into his two life sentences for double murder. Travis Berry is a 49-year-old former Crip gangster and crack dealer, she is a 43-year-old realtor, former model and mother of one from Los Angeles, CA. She is convinced he did not commit the crimes he was imprisoned for, and has spent thousands of dollars in legal fees appealing his conviction. Despite having only spent nine days together since they were married, she says she knew from their first kiss that Travis is her soulmate.

The Sisterhood Of The Long Nail Goddesses | HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m15s

The Sisterhood Of The Long Nail Goddesses | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A SISTERHOOD of women with gigantic, intricately decorated nails - as long as 19 INCHES - call themselves the Long Nail Goddesses. At Maria Ortiz’s nail salon in Newark, New Jersey, the group of women meet regularly to share stories about the pleasures, trials and tribulations of the long nail lifestyle. The group was founded when Maria began specialising as a nail technician for women who preferred to have elaborately designed nine-inch nails, than trim French-manicures. As her client list (and her eight inch nails) grew, so did the Long Nail Goddesses group. Now, the Goddesses meet monthly and Maria charges $100 for a manicure, which can take her up to seven hours to do.Maria, who is a transgender woman, struggled to find her place in the world, but now she has found a sisterhood that truly love and accept her. and, as her client list grew, so did the sisterhood. Maria, who is a transgender woman, struggled to find her place in the world, but now she has found a sisterhood that truly love and accept her.

9-Year-Old Ninja Is 4-Time World Champion | KICK-ASS KIDS6m47s

9-Year-Old Ninja Is 4-Time World Champion | KICK-ASS KIDS

INCREDIBLE Channah Zeitung is already a four-time martial arts World Champion and second-degree black belt – and she’s only nine years old. Entering her first competition when she was just three, Channah was inspired by watching her idols Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee and has always dreamt of following in their footsteps. The little warrior, who resides in San Diego, California, specialises in Taekwondo and is particularly skilled with her Bo Staff weapon. Training 10 to 12 hours a week, Channah became the youngest ever person to achieve a martial arts State Championship title when she was just four. And now, the talented youngster has high hopes of turning her biggest dreams into reality as she aims to become a professional martial arts actress.

Feminist Wrestlers Are The Real Life GLOW7m38s

Feminist Wrestlers Are The Real Life GLOW

MEET the all-women wrestling movement and the woman behind it who overcame a breakdown and being sectioned to put on the biggest women’s wrestling show in Europe. Once a month at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green a rosta of approximately 12 female wrestlers step into the 16ft by 16ft wrestling ring to chokeslam, dropkick and maybe even moonsault one another; all in the name of entertainment – and feminism. In a black vest, with a shock of neon pink hair, Emily Read gets the crowd going at an EVE pro wrestling evening: “Are we ready to have a good time? Are we ready for some wrestling?” Emily, 32, co-founded EVE in 2009 with her then partner, now-husband, Dann, who she met on the promoting circuit. Wanting to give female wrestlers a platform to be the main event rather than the bikini-clad side attraction, Emily and Dann began EVE, “an all women’s Pro Wrestling Promotion” with a “grass roots punk vibe”.

The Real Life Kawaii Princess | HOOKED ON THE LOOK5m23s

The Real Life Kawaii Princess | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A LARGE, colourful bow in her pastel pink hair, doll-like makeup and a cutesy outfit topped off with a sprinkle of glitter is 32-year-old Michelle’s every day style. Inspired by the Japanese culture derived from the district Harajuku, Michelle, from Portsmouth, says that the quirky trend has helped her gain confidence. Michelle even extends her passion for Kawaii Japanese fashion to her bedroom, which is adorned with cute trinkets and countless stuffed toys.

Eight-Year-Old Gator Wrangler Handles Beasts With Ease5m45s

Eight-Year-Old Gator Wrangler Handles Beasts With Ease

Daredevil youngster, Charlie Parker, has helped his parents care for the animals at Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia, since the moment he was able to walk. Meet the tiny eight-year-old reptile ranger who spends his days cuddling up to alligators and giant snakes. Charlie, who has his very own pint-sized ranger uniform, held his first snake when he was one and tackled his very first crocodile just two years later. And now, in and around his time at school, Charlie interacts with the animals more than ever, and has big dreams of becoming a professional zookeeper like his idol, Steve Irwin. He likes to play with alligators, snakes, lizards and frogs. He says that his passion for animals first started when he holded his first snake when he was only one-year-old. His favorite snake is the reticulated python because they squeeze their prey. He says he is not afraid of handling snakes or gators, because he had worked with them his entire life, and built up trust in them. His mother, Julia Leonard, co-owner of Ballarat Wildlife Park, says that Charlie is very natural around animals. His father, Greg Parker, says that we cannot promote conservation without people meeting animals up close, and Charley says that when people see him, they are amazed because of his age and courage to handle beasts with such an ease! We couldn’t believe our ears when little Charlie started listing all the animals who have beaten him over the years.The confidence in his voice shows us that he is genuinely proud with that and regards it like big accomplishment. Way to go Charlie!

Heart Melting Moment Of A 13-Week-Old Baby Saying 'I Love You' To Her Mother22s

Heart Melting Moment Of A 13-Week-Old Baby Saying 'I Love You' To Her Mother

A beautiful baby girl is the luckiest princess in the world to be able to call you mom. She is going to look up to you every day after she is born and picture exactly what she wants her future to be like. There is nothing more inspiring for a little girl than to see her mom taking on the world and still managing to make her biggest priority. Having kids is a true blessing! Motherhood is a roller coaster ride of emotions, one where you learn on the go. But it is also the best thing that ever happened to a woman! This mother received a true preceless moment and heart-melting words from her mother. A video where Claire tells her daughter 'I love you' and the 13 weeks old Ellie repeats her mother. A new dad has described his astonishment after watching a video of his 13-week old baby appearing to say 'I love you' in response to her doting mother. Grant Reid, 32, was left gobsmacked after his partner Claire Reid, 28, sent him a video of their daughter Ellie, who was born in January, appearing to respond to her mother's words of affection. It so amazing that this moment was captured on camera, it truly remarkable! Claire, you are one lucky mother with such an adorable daughter! The words “I love you” and a little hug from a child is a piece of heaven!

Welcome To My Real Barbie Dream House5m30s

Welcome To My Real Barbie Dream House

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman loves Barbie so much she has spent $80,000 to turn her apartment into a Barbie shrine. In a pink, pink kitchen, in a pink, pink apartment, a pink, pink Barbie superfan cooks some pink, pink eggs. Azusa Sakamoto doesn’t just like Barbie, she LOVES her. The 36-year-old has dedicated her adult life to building up a Barbie collection worth an estimated $80,000. Every inch of Azusa’s West Hollywood apartment is crammed full of Barbies and related memorabilia. Azusa, who works as a nail artist, even customises her furniture so that everything from her fridge and kettle in the kitchen, through to the loo in her bathroom, have all been Barbie-fied.

I Can’t Stop Picking My Skin5m26s

I Can’t Stop Picking My Skin

A TEENAGER who has an impulse to constantly pick her skin is trying to raise awareness of the condition. Emma Faith O’Heeron from Houston, Texas has dermatillomania - a disorder causing an uncontrollable urge to pick at your skin. The 19-year-old writer can’t remember a time when she didn’t pick at her skin. It affects her life daily, to the point where she spends hours picking at the skin mainly on her face, chest and arms.

I’ve Spent $60,000 Turning Into An Elf: HOOKED ON THE LOOK8m34s

I’ve Spent $60,000 Turning Into An Elf: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A YOUNG man has spent $60,000 on plastic surgery to transform into a real-life elf. With his pointy ears, enlarged eyes and white hair, Luis Padron doesn’t just look out of place in his home country of Argentina, he looks out of place on planet earth. The 26-year-old has made it his life-long mission to look like a Pleiadian, a cross between an elf and an alien. And thanks to numerous surgical procedures, an impressive contact lens collection and a lot of bleach, Luis is well on his way to achieving his ‘otherworldly’ look.

My Blistering Skin Causes Me Constant Pain | BORN DIFFERENT5m57s

My Blistering Skin Causes Me Constant Pain | BORN DIFFERENT

INSPIRATIONAL Shardai Cousino was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa – an incredibly rare condition that causes her ‘butterfly' skin to blister and tear with the slightest touch. Shardai, 24, has lived her life in constant pain, pain that has been likened to having your body covered in second-degree burns. Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, affects just one in every 50,000 children in the United States and Shardai, who lives in Palm Bay, Florida, now uses a wheelchair to get around and has to change the bandages that she wraps around her burns at least twice a week. But despite the terrible hardship her condition has brought to her, Shardai continues to thrive and battle on – attending college, volunteering at her local church with friends and even driving her mother’s car. She remains determined to make something of her life.

I Absorbed My Twin5m26s

I Absorbed My Twin

A MODEL was shocked to discover that her unique two-tone skin colouring which she viewed as a ‘birthmark’ was actually the result of absorbing her own twin in her mother's womb. After battling autoimmune issues, Taylor Muhl from Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with ‘chimerism’ - a condition in which a fraternal twin dies in utero and is fused into the surviving twin. As a result of her chimerism, Taylor has two sets of DNA, two sets of blood cells and two immune systems. Taylor's physical abnormality appears as a straight line that runs down the centre of her torso dividing it into two different colours - the left side of the pigmentation being her twin’s genetic makeup and the right side being her own. To follow Taylor’s journey visit her Instagram account at: https://www.instagram.com/taylormuhl/

Trading Races: Model Turns Herself Black | HOOKED ON THE LOOK8m07s

Trading Races: Model Turns Herself Black | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

BUSTY white German model Martina Big is ‘transforming’ into a black woman. In 2017, Martina began using controversial tanning injections - which are illegal in Britain - to achieve what she described as a ‘crispy brown’ tan. But after turning her skin a deep brown, the blond-haired, fair-skinned model has now decided to controversially ‘transition’ into an ‘African Black Woman.’

Champion Athlete With Dwarfism Inspires Others | BORN DIFFERENT4m22s

Champion Athlete With Dwarfism Inspires Others | BORN DIFFERENT

A man with dwarfism has become a giant in the world of badminton - despite being only 4 feet 2 inches tall. Mark Dharmai, a fisherman’s son, is not only making India proud by winning medals internationally, but has also become a beacon of hope and inspiration for the dwarf community. 32-year-old Dharma, from Mumbai, India, was born with a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, which results in short arms and legs. But since taking up badminton Mark has won over 50 medals in tournaments across the world.