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My Rare Dwarfism Makes Me One In 500 Million | BORN DIFFERENT6m52s

My Rare Dwarfism Makes Me One In 500 Million | BORN DIFFERENT

DESPITE being born with a rare form of Primordial Dwarfism that affects just over a dozen people worldwide, 3”6 Monica Zaring continues to defy all the odds. Monica, 30, is currently the oldest female in the world to be living with Saul-Wilson Syndrome – a condition that has baffled doctors for decades. Saul-Wilson Syndrome is an extremely rare skeletal disorder characterised by a significantly short stature, a pronounced forehead, hearing loss and microcephaly – the appearance of a smaller head. Six years ago, Monica, who resides in Louisville, Kentucky, provided a sample of her DNA to doctors who were working on a groundbreaking study of Saul-Wilson Syndrome at the National Institute of Health. And in the latter stages of 2017, Monica’s years of heartache and unanswered questions were finally resolved, with doctors successfully identifying the root cause of her rare dwarfism.

I’ll Never Stop Modifying My Body | HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m27s

I’ll Never Stop Modifying My Body | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

A YOUNG MAN, who went through more than 40 body modification procedures, claims to be “the world’s most modified youth.” Ethan Bramble, from Melbourne, Australia has had a string of body modifications including getting his tongue split, the removal of his belly button and even tattooing his eyeballs black. Ethan, who recently turned 22, has always had a passion for body art and started modifying his body at just 11-years-old.

I Swiped Right On Tinder - And Got A Kidney | TRULY8m48s

I Swiped Right On Tinder - And Got A Kidney | TRULY

A YOUNG WOMAN suffering from kidney failure has finally found a replacement organ – from the boyfriend she met on Tinder. 22-year-old Cheyenne HanLee, from Santa Ana, CA, met Gavin on Tinder after he ‘super-starred’ her. Just over two years later, he has saved her life by donating his kidney to her.

I Wear My Scars Like Diamonds | SHAKE MY BEAUTY7m14s

I Wear My Scars Like Diamonds | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A FIERCE mum is wearing her severe burn scars like diamonds. Alyssa McDonald, 27, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, was severely burned at two years old when she accidentally pulled a pot of boiling butter off the stove and onto herself. She endured surgeries every other year until she was 17 and struggled to face her scars. But everything changed in high school when she woke up one day and decided enough was enough - she was going to learn to love her scars and ‘wear them like diamonds.'

30 Year Age Gap But Our Lovelife Is HOT! | EXTREME LOVE8m25s

30 Year Age Gap But Our Lovelife Is HOT! | EXTREME LOVE

A MARRIED COUPLE with a 30 year age gap hasn’t let their age difference get in the way of their relationship and has recently welcomed a baby girl. Wesleigh, 24, and Vince, 54, from Little Rock, Arkansas, met each other online and have been together for three years. Vince is divorced and has a son from his previous marriage who is two years older than his new wife – but that didn't stop the couple from starting a romance. Wesleigh said she was always interested in older men and was looking for a protective, older male figure to fill the emotional void left when her father passed away when she was a child.

Lymphedema Warrior Embraces Her Pear Shape | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m35s

Lymphedema Warrior Embraces Her Pear Shape | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A BOLD lymphedema sufferer is embracing her jiggle after years of being ashamed of her condition. Cara Cruz, 36, from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, developed lipoedema and lymphedema as a teenager and the growing problem had a devastating impact on her confidence. But after starting an Instagram on a dare from her boyfriend, Cara burst out of her shell and into the body positive community and now she is determined to flaunt her curves. Through her 25,000 Instagram following and meet ups with Yinz’s Bopo group, the curvaceous beauty hopes to inspire more people to start their own journey to self love.

The Amazing Armless Army Cadet | BORN DIFFERENT10m00s

The Amazing Armless Army Cadet | BORN DIFFERENT

A YOUNG girl has become an accomplished Junior Reserve Officer cadet, despite being born with no arms. Donavia Walker, 16, was born with a rare condition called Bilateral Amelia and has learned to use her feet to do everything from driving to using her phone. Now, she is a squad commander and a part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC). The Winterhaven, Florida-native told Barcroft Media: “People would put me down because they didn't think I could do as much as I can.

Trans Twin Supports 9-Year-Old Trans Girl | MY TRANS LIFE7m42s

Trans Twin Supports 9-Year-Old Trans Girl | MY TRANS LIFE

TWO sets of identical twins have become firm friends, united by their shared experience of watching a sibling transition from a brother to a sister. Nataisha and Jakeb Smiley, aged nine, came across a Barcroft TV documentary featuring Jada Tahiry and Branden Miguel for My Trans Life. After seeing the film and reaching out, Branden and Jada have become close to the Smiley family.

Told I Was Too Fat To Dance | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m18s

Told I Was Too Fat To Dance | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A WOMAN has started a dance group for fellow plus-size women to prove dancers come in all shapes and sizes. Since she was young, Charity Holloway has lived and breathed for dancing. But when she was told, as a teenager, she was too fat to dance, she nearly gave it up altogether. Thankfully Charity didn’t and she is now the proud founder and choreographer of 4Thirty-Two, a plus-sized dance group in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mum Spends Thousands Turning Into Barbie | HOOKED ON THE LOOK5m36s

Mum Spends Thousands Turning Into Barbie | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

SINGLE mother, Sindy Starlet, has spent the last 21 years trying to perfect the ultimate ‘Barbie’ image – and she’s now set to triple the size of her 700cc breasts. Sindy describes herself as the ‘Norwegian Bimbo Doll’, and with her bleach-blonde hair and bright pink lipstick, she is now targeting the crown of having ‘Norway’s biggest breasts’. Sindy, who runs a salon in Oslo, has already spent more than $10,000 on cosmetic procedures and now plans on taking her breast size to 3,000cc with the help of new expanders. Away from the glitz and glamour that Sindy displays for her thousands of Instagram fans, the 36-year-old is a single mother to her 14-year-old son, Leo.

Teenager With Butterfly Skin Inspires Others | BORN DIFFERENT8m53s

Teenager With Butterfly Skin Inspires Others | BORN DIFFERENT

Despite being born with an incredibly rare condition that causes his skin to blister and tear with the slightest touch – John Hudson Dilgen is inspiring people with his motivational speaking. John, 15, was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a condition that leaves him in constant pain and affects only one in every 50,000 children in the United States. On a daily basis, John has to have the majority of his body wrapped in bandages to save him from infections and further harm – around 95 percent of John’s body is covered in open wounds.

World’s Longest Dreadlocks Reach 110 FEET | HOOKED ON THE LOOK4m56s

World’s Longest Dreadlocks Reach 110 FEET | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

IT’S BEEN 10 years since Asha Mandela claimed the Guinness World Record for the longest dreads in the world - but how long are her locks now? Asha’s two longest dreads, which she affectionately refers to as her ‘antennae’, measure an incredible 110ft – more than the length of three double decker buses. Asha, who was recently on a trip to the UK, visited the Quattro Lounge in Wellingborough for a day of pampering suburban style. And staff at the beauty salon, which is located within a leisure centre, took full advantage of the nearby squash courts to measure Asha’s dreads.

Cerebral Palsy Won’t Stop Me From Modelling | SHAKE MY BEAUTY7m47s

Cerebral Palsy Won’t Stop Me From Modelling | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A YOUNG WOMAN with cerebral palsy is promoting inclusivity within the fashion industry. Autumn Kinkade may have been born with cerebral palsy, rendering her to use a walker, but she was also born with a sense of adventure that has enabled her to model all over the country. The 18-year-old from Adair, Oklahoma, believes the fashion world should feature more disabled models to give other people with different challenges a try.

The Goth Who Lives With A Lolita Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK7m26s

The Goth Who Lives With A Lolita Doll | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

TWO BRITISH girls are the most unlikely best friends as one is a goth, and the other a pastel lolita. Rosie Hinton, 21, is a pastel-coloured ’80’s space baby’ living in London with her best friend, and goth, Jude. Not only do the pair dress in massively contrasting styles, they have even themed their bedrooms around their unique looks. Rosie’s bedroom is jam-packed with pink toys, happy clowns, and colorful stuffed animals, while Jude has taken the more minimal approach, choosing only black and white decor. And they even share a dressing room which is split entirely down the middle, divided by a sofa which is half pastel pink and half gothic black.

Real-Life Rapunzel And Her Six-Foot Hair | SHARE THE HAIR4m33s

Real-Life Rapunzel And Her Six-Foot Hair | SHARE THE HAIR

A REAL-LIFE Rapunzel with six-foot long hair uses her long locks as ’something to wear’ when posing naked as a life drawing model .Frankie Cluney from Brighton, England has been growing her hair since she was six years old, after falling in love with mythical women in fairytale books that had long, flowing hair.Now the 32-year-old artist has cascading locks that that any princess would be jealous of.

The Pre-Teen Drag Queen | TRULY3m49s

The Pre-Teen Drag Queen | TRULY

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy with a sassy alter-ego is proving that you can slay as a drag queen at any age. Jason Kerr, otherwise known as Suzan Bee Anthony, is already making a name for himself as a successful drag queen in Missouri - and he’s only 11-years-old. Jason has been dressing up since the age of three, and has all of the traits you’d expect to see in a fully-fledged drag queen. Jason told Barcroft TV: “When I am a full drag I feel confident, strong and independent.

Russian ‘Hulk’ Injects Dangerous Chemicals To Look BIGGER | HOOKED ON THE LOOK6m12s

Russian ‘Hulk’ Injects Dangerous Chemicals To Look BIGGER | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Kirill Tereshin has risked his life injecting dangerous chemicals into his biceps to make them appear bigger. The 22-year-old man, from Pyatigorsk, southwestern Russia, rose to fame for his unbelievable large arms as a result of painful synthol injections. The incredible Hulk-inspired man’s biceps measure an astonishing 61 centimetres. He is proud to be known locally as ‘Ruki Bazuki’ and despite all risks, Kirill intends to carry on injecting synthol oil into his muscles.

I’m Finally Ready To Show The World My Tumours | BORN DIFFERENT7m52s

I’m Finally Ready To Show The World My Tumours | BORN DIFFERENT

INSPIRED by her son, a woman with three serious medical conditions has shared her incredible her story of overcoming depression and accepting her physical appearance. Vanessa Cornelio, 25, was born with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic condition which causes tumours to grow on her nervous system, as well as Scoliosis and Kyphosis which cause sideways and outward curvature of her spine. Her son, Daniel Jr., was also born with NF and Vanessa says she has finally decided to speak out in the hope it will one day inspire him. Vanessa, of Glendale, Arizona, told Barcroft Media: “It’s hard to have what I have on my body and be okay because women around the world work out, they have perfect bodies, they have everything.

‘UK’s Shortest Family’ Welcomes Second Baby With Dwarfism | BORN DIFFERENT11m27s

‘UK’s Shortest Family’ Welcomes Second Baby With Dwarfism | BORN DIFFERENT

A MOTHER with dwarfism - and half of ‘Britain’s shortest couple’ - has given birth to her second baby. Laura and her husband, Nathan Phillips, welcomed their son, Jax, into the world on September 5 2018. The parents from Newcastle have different forms of dwarfism, Laura has Achondroplasia and stands at 4ft 1, whereas Nathan has Pseudoachondroplasia and is 3ft 11. Four years ago, Laura gave birth to their first son, Nathan Junior. Miraculously, Nathan Jr was named as a ‘double-dwarf’ as he has both of his parent’s dwarfism, which is a extremely rare. And now, Laura, 28, and Nathan, 38, have received the news that their new baby boy, Jax, was born with Achondroplasia only – following in his mother’s proud footsteps.

Model’s Natural Afro Hair Gets An Epic Restyle | SHARE THE HAIR4m24s

Model’s Natural Afro Hair Gets An Epic Restyle | SHARE THE HAIR

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy is making waves in the modelling industry, all due to his giant curly Afro hair. Farouk James Miller from Fulham, London, has a head of hair which has sparked a successful modelling career. His two-foot high, afro curls have caught the eyes of clothes brands and even get him paid Instagram advertisement jobs

The 11-Year-Old Best Friends Transitioning Together | MY TRANS LIFE9m03s

The 11-Year-Old Best Friends Transitioning Together | MY TRANS LIFE

THREE pre-teens have become firm friends, united by the difficult journey that lies ahead for them - transitioning from male to female while still only children. Though they have not yet even begun high school, Lily, Fiana and Zuri have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and will soon undergo medical intervention to prevent their bodies changing from that of boys to men. Lily, 11, from the Austin area of Texas, has already begun taking hormone blockers to prevent her going through male puberty - an irreversible change her parents wrestled with before undertaking.

I Share My Husband With My Boyfriend | EXTREME LOVE9m23s

I Share My Husband With My Boyfriend | EXTREME LOVE

A HUSBAND and wife of ten years have told of how they have come to share their bed with another man. Bella and Ken from Orange, Connecticut, had been married five years and were raising two young daughters when Bella met Daniel at a party, and sparks flew. “At the end of the night, I don’t know why but he was about to leave and we were saying goodbye, and I kissed him,” Bella, 34, told Barcroft TV. “I was like, ‘okay, I’m married and I just kissed another married man’. I was having very conflicted feelings about it, but I wanted to do it again.” Though the college sweethearts were strictly monogamous, they discussed exploring having other partners and decided to get to know Daniel and his wife – who were in an open relationship – better. Bella, 34, said: “There was a lot of chemistry and we were like ‘maybe this is something that we really want to try’, so we invited them over, we talked a couple of times and we ended up all having sex, and we kind of went from there.”

I Love My ‘Dalmatian’ Skin | SHAKE MY BEAUTY6m07s

I Love My ‘Dalmatian’ Skin | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

A YOUNG woman whose body has been covered by inflamed spots has chosen to publicly celebrate her ‘dalmatian skin’. Georgia Crowther, from Hertfordshire, was just six years old when she woke up with inflamed patches of psoriasis across her entire body. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that causes the skin to become red, irritable and flaky and only affects around 2% of people in the UK. When her condition is at its worst, she has to bathe up to four times a day and will constantly apply cream to moisturise the dry, irritated patches. But now, at 25, Georgia has learned to fully embrace what she calls her ‘Dalmatian skin’.

The Champion Horse Rider With Dwarfism | BORN DIFFERENT6m33s

The Champion Horse Rider With Dwarfism | BORN DIFFERENT

A TEENAGER who was born with dwarfism is fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional horse rider and says it has helped her accept her disability. Megan Gregory, from Croydon, was born with Achondroplasia – a type of dwarfism that affects the growth of arms and other long bones. In addition to this, Megan has a frontal bossing on the top of her head and ‘tripod’ fingers, meaning they all measure to the same size.The 19-year-old spent her school years being bullied but after taking up horse riding and started to compete two years ago, she has new-found confidence. Megan lives a normal life despite her disability, admitting she has “always liked a challenge”.

I Shot Myself In The Head - And Survived | TRULY13m09s

I Shot Myself In The Head - And Survived | TRULY

A MAN who shot himself in the face astonishingly survived with barely a scar on his face. Every year on 2 September, Kevin Amundson holds a party; there’s food, drink, laughter and music; family and friends bring presents but it’s not a birthday celebration, it’s Kevin’s ‘miracle day’ party. Four years ago Kevin tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the head. Doctors gave Kevin a 50% chance of survival. Even when they knew he wouldn’t die they still predicted Kevin would have mobility and speech problems the rest of his life; but again Kevin surprised everyone by learning to walk and talk again. Apart from a scar running through his hairline, to look at Kevin, now 24, it would be hard to believe just four years ago he had blasted a bullet through his face; aside from his physical recovery, Kevin’s suicide attempt also led to him finally receiving an official diagnosis and treatment for depression.