The woman recognized as the tallest in the world has passed away at the age of 23.


At the age of 23, Xiao Mo, renowned for her remarkable height, has passed away. Hailing from Shaoyang, China, she stood at an impressive 7.5 feet and had amassed over 152,000 followers on the Douyin video platform. Tragically, she succumbed to complications from a recent cold on January 15.

Xiao Mo gained popularity on Douyin, often referred to as “Hunan’s No. 1 Giantess,” showcasing her daily life through videos. Taller than NBA star Yao Ming by four centimeters, she faced challenges in her upbringing, having been abandoned by her mother and raised by her grandparents.

Reports from Chinese media indicate that Xiao Mo grappled with various underlying health conditions, including heart and vision issues, linked to her extraordinary height. Following her passing, she was cremated, and it is reported that her father, with whom she had a strained relationship, has yet to collect her ashes.

The news of her sudden demise deeply saddened her followers, who expressed their condolences online. One Douyin user shared, “Have a good trip Xiao Mo. I hope you’ll be a healthy girl with loving parents in your next life.” Another commenter recalled her as a kind and helpful person during their school days.

While Xiao Mo was widely considered one of the tallest women globally, the official title goes to Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey. At 25 years old, Rumeysa, who stands at 7.7 feet, holds the Guinness World Records title for the tallest woman. Born with the rare Weaver syndrome, characterized by bone overgrowth, she faces various medical challenges, including scoliosis.

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