Eight years ago, the world met the 10-year-old Thai girl named Supatra Sasuphan. The young girl was a bit different than the average 10-year-old girl; she had a face covered in hair. Supatra is afflicted by hypertrichosis, a syndrome that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth. In her particular case, the majority of the hair growth is localised entirely on her face, with hairs growing as long as the hairs you’d find on her head. Her abnormality has earned her the honour of being included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Years ago, despite the numerous insults and comments she received as a child, she succeeded in keeping a positive outlook towards her situation. She stated:
I don't feel any different to anyone else and I've got lots of friends at school.
Regardless of the fact that she received her fair share different insults growing up, Supatra claims that she no longer receives the mean comments that she once did, like being compared to a monkey.
Nowadays, the 18-year-old is living life to the full. In fact, she met a young man who she intends on marrying soon. She declared on Facebook:
You're not just my first lover, you’re the love of my life.
When it comes to her hair, she now shaves it as soon as it becomes too long. As for laser treatment, it's never worked for her.
Take a look at the video above to see how Supatra is doing these days!