Elisany da Cruz Silva is 17 years old and stands 6ft 8in tall, making her the tallest teen in the world.

Silva suffers from a form of gigantism caused by a tumor on her pituitary gland. Doctors have removed the tumor, but too late…she’s already a giant. 

Her mother says Silva is self conscious about her height. Why then is she dating a 5ft 4in guy, which makes her look 8ft tall? Perhaps love is truely blind.

She says of him: ‘The only thing that really affects us is when we hang out holding hands – it seems like he is my little brother or son.”

He says of her: “She is tall but she is pretty.”

Such deep sentiments will surely survive the test of time.