For some reason teacher sex scandals are becoming normalized in today's society. It's unacceptable and something has to change and we've got to protect both the students and the teachers from situations like this occurring as often as they do. Let's start with awareness by analyzing the most notorious female teacher and male student sex scandals to ever make it to the limelight.
The 23 year old newlywed at the time was working as an English teacher at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple, Florida. But during the summer of 2004, Lafave threw her entire life away for a 14 year old student and had multiple sexual encounters with the student, one of which was in a car while the victim's 15 year old cousin drove the vehicle. Debra's case shocked the world being that she was just getting her life officially started and that she was so beautiful.
In 2005, Lafave pled guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a minor, which resulted in her serving no real jail time, as she was sentenced to three years of house arrest and seven years of formal probation. Lafave, or should we say Beasley, being that that is her maiden name, is also a registered sex offender.
Pamela Rogers Turner
This may be one of the most disturbing cases, being that Turner refused to follow court orders in regards to the case rules. 27 year old Pamela Rogers Turner was a physical ed teacher and coach at Centertown Elementary School and for some reason she decided to carry out a sexual relationship with one of her 13 year old students over the course of three months. The two supposedly shared approximately 12 sexual encounters, including the two having intercourse in the school's gymnasium.
In February of 2005, Turner was facing 5 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and 13 counts of statutory rape. Pamela was sentenced to 8 years in prison, but luckily got out of the system after serving only 9 months. After being released in 2006, Turner contacted the same victim and sent him explicit messages, nude photos, and videos of herself. She pled guilty to sending the child the content in January of 2007 and was sentenced to an additional two years in jail. It wasn't until August of 2012 that Turner was officially released from Tennessee Prison for Women. Good God, this woman needs to get a hold of herself... Let's hope she's doing better these days.
Haeli Noelle Wey
28 year-old Haeli Noelle Wey was a math teacher at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas up until October 30th of last year. Haeli pulled no punches from her secret affairs as she had sexual relationships with two of her students. One of which she had held steady conversations with (via social media) throughout the beginning of last year and the other that started at the beginning of summer break.
Haeli was arrested in December of 2015 and charged with two counts of conducting an improper relationship between an educator and a student. Haeli was forced into turning in her teaching certification and was told not to contact either victim. She was able to be released on bond but from what it looks like the Haeli Noelle Wey has yet to pay her debt to society for the scandal that took place over quite some time. This situation's weird because she's not a bad looking gal either. We're sure she could have found someone of age to help satisfy her needs.
You would think that a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader would be able to find someone of age to be involved with but apparently not. While she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School in northern Kentucky she admitted in front of judges in October 2012 that she had an intimate relationship with a 17 year old student, but claimed that she was never a teacher of the student, that they were family friends, and that she never saw him on campus... Sure.
Jones was able to work out a plea deal that allowed her only to receive probation and not to be listed as a sex offender. But that wasn't before Jones' mother was charged with a misdemeanor charge of tampering with evidence involved with the case. On a weirder note, after the case came to a close and the debacle calmed down, Jones sued a gossip site claiming that she was being "cyber bullied" and stated that she only had two sexual partners in her life, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, who just so happened to be the 17 year old student that got her in trouble in the first place.
Mary Kay Letourneau-Fauulau
The most twisted, confusing, and disturbing teacher sex scandal of them all belongs to Mary Kay Letourneau-Fauulau... Mary Kay was a second grade teacher at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien, Washington when she met her victim. She was also a married woman and mother of four children at the time. She later became a 6th grade teacher where the sexual encounters began with her 12 year old victim. In March of 1997, she was arrested after a relative of her then-husband had found out about the affair.
Mary Kay pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second degree rape of a child and served six months in jail and was ordered to stay out of contact with her victim for life. During one of those alleged rapes Mary Kay had gotten pregnant by her then 14 year old victim and had their first child in July of 1997, while out on bail. Only one month after her release from jail, she was caught with the victim and was re-sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison from 1998-2004 after pleading guilty to another rape charge. Which resulted in the two having a second child while Mary Kay was in custody in October of 1998. After completing her full sentence, the young man whom she'd birthed two children with and was of legal age then, asked the courts to lift the no contact ruling so that the two could raise their family. The two ended up marrying in 2005 and Mary Kay Letourneau became Mary Kay Letourneau-Fauulau and her once victim turned husband, Vili Fualaau, are together to this very day. We don't know whether to be happy for them or grossed out... Welp, life goes on.
Kathryn Ronk was a Spanish teacher at Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights, in the Detroit area. Somehow, Kathryn was so emotionally-invested in one of her 15 year old students that she didn't wait until after school or to leave school property to perform sexual acts with the teen. The two would engage in sex acts in between classes and during breaks in her classroom. She might have been a teacher but definitely wasn't the brightest crayon in the crayon box.
What makes things even worse is that Kathryn was married and she pled guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct as part of a plea deal offered to her by prosecutors and the court system. She originally faced up to five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison. We're pretty sure she regrets making such a dumb decision.
Rachel Respess and Shelley Dufresne
We've got a two teacher tandem on our hands back at the Louisiana's Destrehan High School involving two female teachers, Rachel Respess, 25 at the time, and Shelley Dufresne, 33 at the time. This particular chain of events took place in September of 2014. Both English teachers were arrested for allegedly luring a 16 year old student into one of their homes and having a threesome with the underaged teenager. On top of that, the incident was reportedly recorded on video!
The 33 year old Dufresne was a married mother of three children, but we have a feeling that isn't the case anymore. Respess was charged with failure to report Dufresne's two counts of carnal knowledge charges. Dufresne took a plea deal in April of 2015 that allowed her not be placed on the sex offender list and to avoid jail time in St. Charles Parish. As for Respess she pled not guilty to her charge and has yet to do any time for the incident, which is only up to a maximum of one year.
This might be the most unique case we have on the list being that she never really had sex with anyone that was underaged... that we know of... So, how did Melissa Petro end up losing her job as a Bronx elementary school art teacher after three years? Well... after school officials had did some extensive background checking, they discovered that Petro was a former Craigslist call girl/prostitute in 2012!
She was able to hide her dark past where she exchanged sexual favors for currency from both her employers, her family, and friends. Welp, the cat is out of the bag now, especially since Melissa wrote an entire Huffington Post article about how she was wrongfully terminated for her past. She does have an argument... depending on your moral compass that is.
Carrie McCandless was a Brighton Collegiate High School teacher and wife of the principal at the institution in Colorado. But when McCandless took her students on a school camping trip in Estes Park, Colorado and allegedly came into sexual contact with a 17 year old student, her world collapsed. In November of 2006, she turned herself into the authorities and faced the consequences of her inappropriate actions.
In the summer of 2007, she pled guilty to being a sexual relationship with a minor and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, registered as a sex offender, and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Unfortunately, she had two probation violations that forced her to be locked behind bars again, one for having sexual relations with someone, who happened not to be her husband, without reporting it to her probation officer in March of 2008 and the other for driving under the influence in September of 2010. Carrie McCandless may need more help than we think.
The once Shepherd Hill Regional High School teacher fell into a whole heap of trouble when she was caught e-mailing a student naked photos of herself and carrying on a sexual relationship with the 16 year old. The two did have a physical relationship and the 16 year old even filmed one of their sexual encounters, which was later proven during the trial. The fling began at the end of 2003 and came to a close in July 2004 when the victim's mother had discovered an online conversation between the two. The mother of the child contacted authorities and school officials and Jennings was instantly removed from her position at the Dudley, Massachusetts institution.
Jennings was charged with inducing a minor under 18 "to have unlawful sexual intercourse" and seduction of a minor. But fortunately for Jennings in September 2005, she was sentenced to only two years of probation for disseminating harmful materials to a minor and had to give up her teaching credentials but was not required to be registered as a sex offender in the state of Massachusetts. Let's just say Jennings pretty much got off with a slap on the wrist. Oh, her screen name during these exchanges was "Redsox6606whore,' classy...
The former English teacher at Davis High School in Salt Lake City, Utah had to stand in front of a judge for four separate trials involving allegations of her having a sexual relationship with three of her underaged male students. One of which that took place while she was on bail because of the first sexual abuse case. One of the students claimed that Altice was his girlfriend during their one year long sexual relationship, another 17 year old had carried on sexual relations with the teacher from November 2013 to August 2014, while Altice was out on bail.
One of the victim's parents filed a lawsuit against her and the school district that overlooks Davis High School, and Brianne claims that the victim's parents were never involved in the student's academic and personal life and was the only person who he'd turn to for comfort. The 37 year old, Brianne Altice, faced multiple first-degree felony charges, but took a plea deal that required her to plead guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse as the remaining 11 charges were dropped. She's now wearing pin-stripes and serving 2 to 30 years in prison.
Kimberly Naquin at one point in time was a geography teacher at Destrehan High in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana but ended up getting arrested on December 14th, when it was discovered that she was carrying on a sexual relationship with one of her 16 year old female students. The encounters took place at her apartment complex in Kenner, Louisiana between August 2014 and September 2015, around a total of 10 times. It wasn't until the end of last year that the student's family reported the sexual relationship to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and investigators began building a case against Kimberly Naquin.
What makes this situation even worse is that Kimberly Naquin is the daughter of St. Charles Parish School Board President, Danny Naquin. Even stranger is that Kimberly Naquin has yet to be convicted of her charges of 10 counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and has been released from a correctional center in Gretna, January 18th, without bond due to overcrowding in the jail. On top of all of that, the charges might even get dropped! AND this is the THIRD time this type of thing has happened at Destrehan High School in recent years. Somehow this school district is hiring an overly-promiscuous teaching staff.
Christmas 2008 was a not a good one for the 23 year old, Hope Jacoby, who was a high school athletic trainer at Tustin High School in Orange County, California. She got herself into hot water when a text message was discovered by an anonymous party who contacted the Sheriff department about the explicit conversation between her and the student who was 16 years old at the time. After discovering that she had given the student oral sex and had several sexual encounters with the minor she was arrested on the last day of school before winter break for "abusing a position of trust."
Jacoby was officially charged with three counts of oral copulation and four counts unlawful sex acts with a minor. It seems like Jacoby got off pretty easy though as she was only sentenced to three years of informal probation and 240 hours of community service. All of Jacoby's charges were originally felonies but were dropped down to misdemeanors when the judge noted that the Jacoby and the student's relationship was totally consensual. Hope Jacoby has since then had her teaching credentials revoked and probably has disappeared from the Orange County scene.
Virginia Houston Hinckley
Virginia Houston Hinckley was an English teacher at St. Augustine High School in Jacksonville, Florida until word got out that she was carrying on a sexual relationship with one of her 16 year old students. The student supposedly reported to the authorities that he had became "flirty" with the teacher only days after school had began. Later the two had privately exchanged phone numbers, stayed in contact via text message, and even exchanged nude photos. Later the two supposedly met up at a local park and had unprotected sex in her car.
Virginia was arrested on December 9, 2015 after turning herself in but initially denied all allegations of having any type of relationship with her former student. Virginia was charged with having unlawful sexual activity with a minor, but posted her $10,000 bond and has been in hiding ever since. The judicial system in Jacksonville has yet to resolve the disturbing sexual encounters that allegedly took place, but they are awaiting the results of a DNA test from the back of Hinckley's car, where the sex acts supposedly took place.
Back in mid 2015, Nicole Dufault was accused of sexually assaulting up to 6 of her male students between a time span of 2013 and 2014. Some of these acts even occurred on school property and in Dufault's car while on the property with kids as young as 14 and 15 years old. The divorced mother of two was charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment in a 40 count indictment.
The former language arts teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey claimed to have a brain disorder and couldn't control her sexual advances towards the young men. This case happens to be truly saddening being that she she has two young sons of her own. What would she think if something like this happened to them...? In our opinion, Nicole Dufault shows characteristics of a predator in our eyes, and shouldn't be allowed in the classroom environment.
Melody Lippert and Michelle Ghirelli
We've got another double trouble teacher tandem this time around and both should feel as guilty as they look in their mug shots. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, both worked at South Hills High School located outside of the Los Angeles area. In November 2014, Lippert had met up with a group of students and supplied them with alcohol, supposedly she had intercourse with one of the students during the incident. Later, both Lippert and Ghirelli took a group of students on a San Clemente beach camping trip, supplied them alcohol, cocaine, and had sex with two of the students.
Both pled guilty to charges of felony statutory rape and were forced to permanently turn in their teaching credentials. Ghirelli had an additional charge of furnishing a controlled substance, and even though Lippert had intercourse with an 18 year old student, she was still charged with statutory rape because she was an "aider and abettor" of Ghirelli's underage sex crimes. Both teachers only received probation, Ghirelli was forced to enter a six month live-in drug rehabilitation facility and Lippert was forced to complete a 15 day Caltrans work contract. Oh... and both teachers were married at the time.
Here we have a case of a teacher that not only has perversion issues, but also might be a psychopathic, abusive manipulator. The 32 year old former English teacher at Stamford High School in Connecticut had formed a sexual relationship with one of her 18 year old students during the summer and fall seasons of 2014. Things got crazy when the 18 year old decided that he wanted to break things off with Watkins and when he informed her of this, Watkins threatened to assault the student and even threatened to fail him if he did so, forcing him to go to authorities about the teacher.
It's not every day that an 18 year old is more mature than someone who is almost double his age, but he did the right thing. It was also revealed that Watkins had provided the student and one of his friend's with marijuana. Danielle was charged with second degree sexual assault, selling marijuana, and risking injury to a minor. She was sentenced to five years in prison, leaving behind two young children of her own.
Stacy Schuler couldn't just have one student, she needed five to fully fulfill her sexual appetite. The former health/gym teacher from Southwest Ohio took advantage of students at Mason High School, some of which that were football players. She was arrested back in 2011, when one of the students had came forward and revealed to the authorities that he and a friend had intercourse with teacher in her home. That's when several other students came forward and revealed that they too were involved in sexual acts with the teacher.
Originally Stacy was sentenced to a total of four years in prison, but was released only after a year of serving her sentence. Only one of her victims showed up to her final court hearing before being released, claiming that she took advantage of him during a time of need and that he has been permanently scarred by Schuler. Another victim's mother claims that her child lost faith in God and disregards authority figures now. On top of being a sex offender, that's something that she's going to have to live with for the rest of her life.
This is probably one of the most scandalous student/teacher sex scandals in history... Brittni Colleps was an English teacher at Kennedale High School in Arlington, Texas but after word began spreading around campus about Colleps having intimate relationships with students, the authorities stepped in. It was revealed in August 2012 that she had sexual relationships with up to 5 students over a two month period and even had group sex with four 18 year old students and one 19 year old student at her home in Arlington. How do we know? Apparently, one of the student's filmed part of the incident on his cell phone and the footage made it public. Oh, we almost forgot to mention that at the time the 28 year old was married and a mother of three young children.
These days, Brittni is currently serving her five year prison sentence, even though none of the students she was involved with were under the age of consent. According to Texas law it is illegal to come in sexual contact no matter the age of the victim in secondary school between student and teacher. Which makes total sense... but the craziest part of this entire ordeal is that Colleps husband stuck by her side and continues to support her, even though she had a gang bang with some teenage punks in their home.. Where their children sleep. Ugh.
Megan Crafton got a little too involved in high school extracurricular activities when she began her duties as an assistant cheerleading coach and actually turned into an actual high school cheerleader, when she seduced a 17 year old Shelbyville High School basketball team member into sexual acts in a local supermarket parking lot. Now this is totally normal high school sports star/cheerleader activities, except that Megan is 22 years old and isn't a student. Megan was arrested after the student went to the authorities about the cheerleading teachers actions.
At first, Megan had admitted that she and the student did come in sexual contact, but claimed that she didn't do anything illegal being that the age of consent in Indiana is 16 years of age. She was originally charged with the serious crime of felony child seduction, but was able to take a plea deal that was still a felony but didn't require her to register as a sex offender. These days we're sure she found someone of age and is nowhere to be found in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Carole Ann Hope
In April of 2014, Carole Ann Hope, sat in front of judges in a South Carolina Horry County court pleading for leniency but even her tears couldn't help what was coming to her. Back in 2011, Hope was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14 year old former middle school student of hers. It wasn't a one time occasion either, the two had sex at least four times... once on the side of a South Carolina road in Hope's car.
The Horry County court system sentenced Hope to a total of 10 years with two years suspended from her already done time. Carole lost her husband, and officially has to watch her son grow up through the other side of prison protective glass. Once released from prison, Hope will serve 5 years of probation and be listed as a sex offender for the remainder of her life. We're pretty sure that she regrets throwing her normal life away for the lust of a 14 year old. Ugh.
The 24 year old math teacher at the time, Ashley Anderson, was sentenced to five years in prison in June 2013 after she was charged with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Between the fall and spring of 2011 Ashley was doing more than correcting homework and helping students with their algebra, she had supposedly had sexual relationships with four male students ranging from ages 16 to 18.
On top of that she sent nude photos to those students, and even had sex with one of her victims at his parent's home. The former Aplington-Parkersburg High School math teacher was facing up to 15 years in prison, but luckily she got off easily with a five year prison sentence and once released Anderson will have to register as a sex offender, serve ten years of supervised probation, and will be required to give the court system a DNA sample.
The former Phoenix, Arizona teacher's aide thought it would be a good idea to send nude photos to multiple middle school students. One student pulled a classic middle school move and sent a picture of a penis he found on the internet to Gabriela, and she responded. Once the sexts began to circulate around campus, the authorities got involved and it was revealed that she had sexual relations with two students, one 13 year old, the other 14, one of which she had sex with in her van.
In March of 2012, Compton pled guilty to charges of four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor. Compton was able to avoid jail time, but was forced to register as a sex offender, she was also sentenced to a lifetime of probation. At 20 years old, most people make dumb sexual decisions but having relations with a middle school student is just gross and utterly unacceptable.
Gail Gagne is the daughter of famed former professional wrestler, Greg Gagne, and the granddaughter of the famed Twin Cities pro-wrestler, Verne Gagne. But not even a great family history could stop her from tainting the family name by having sex with a 16 year old student at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. At the time, Gail was a 25 year old teacher and weight training coach when she met her 16 year old victim. Somehow, word had gotten out about their sexual relationship and Gail was jailed by authorities in 2008.
It wasn't until 2011 that Gail was convicted of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with a former student and she had already served a year in jail from the time of the original accusations. She was released from prison, but she is now a registered sex offender and she had to serve two years probation for her actions. If Gail was so into cut-up meatheads how come she couldn't go to her local gym and find someone of age to fulfill her sexual needs? Poor decisions made by Gail Gagne...
It all began when a 17 year old student and the 35 year old English teacher, Tiffany Mosson, started to pass notes back in forth during class. That then progressed to the two exchanging text messages and further communicating on social media sites. The two grew so close that the student would often spend time at Mosson's home and sometimes stay for full weekends at a time. During April of 2011, Covington Community High School in Indiana found out about Mosson and the student's relationship and instantly placed the English teacher on leave and contacted the authorities.
Mosson was charged with child seduction and reportedly admitted to authorities that the two had intercourse several times during their fling, she also told them that she knew that she would get caught, and that she knew what she was doing was wrong and planned to quit her job and move away. Now Tiffany Mosson has to live with the being a registered sex offender these days.
The former social science teacher at Fresno's Washington Union High School, Nadia Diaz, was arrested two years after her supposed affair with a then 15 year old student. Diaz and the young teenager had sexual relations twice in the early months of 2009 while she was a substitute teacher at the student's school, but authorities caught wind of Diaz's sex crimes and arrested the teacher, she was charged for coming into sexual contact with a minor and oral copulation in September 2011.
Diaz was sentenced to three years of probation and 30 days in an adult sex offender work program and luckily avoided any jail time. The young man in which she committed her sexual crimes with was glad that she was let off easy, and apologized for ruining her life. As for Diaz, she disappeared from Fresno, California, and has had her teacher's credentials permanently revoked, and has disappeared from the public eye for good.
Heather Lasseigne Chiasson
When will these teachers learn to not leave any evidence behind, especially explicit text messages, better yet how about these educators keep it in their pants and keep their legs closed? Anyways, Heather L. Chaisson was a former English teacher at South Lafourche High School in Louisiana until she decided to carry on a sexual relationship with a 17 year old student of hers. She had originally carried on relations with the student in 2011 but wasn't arrested until January 2012.
The authorities had taken the 17 year old in for questioning and detailed the relationship to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff Department in which he had stated that they had a "flirtatious" relationship, that later progressed to sexual activity. Initially, Chiasson was facing felony charges but with 17 years old being the age of consent in the state of Louisiana, her charges were dropped down to misdemeanor sexual conduct between an educator and student. Chiasson lost her teaching credentials and was sentenced to probation.
Not as many of the teachers on this list are as bold as Lauren Redfem who was caught on campus in the teacher's bathroom having sex with a 17 year old male student in Feburary 2012. The evidence can't get any more clear cut than that. Redfem was 25 years old at the time, a physical ed teacher, and the girl's basketball coach at Basalt High School in Colorado. Instead of lusting over and banging students, Redfem should have been concentrating on her basketball team since the team went 1-17 the previous season.
Anyways, Lauren Redfem was charged with a class three felony, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust with a pattern of sexual abuse. Even though she was charged with a felony she wasn't sentenced to any jail time and is now a registered sex offender and was sentenced to probation in August of 2012. Lauren seriously couldn't wait to find somewhere else to commit her sex crimes... We're not condoning her behavior, but how stupid can she be?
The former New Jersey high school history teacher was 26 years old when she was arrested in May 2012 after investigators determined that she had two separate sexual encounters with a 16 year old student at Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey. It was revealed during her court case that she herself was involved in a sexual relationship with someone who was in a supervisory position and it supposedly affected her self-esteem growing up as she was required to attend therapy due to the affects the relationship had on her. So, why did she think that it was ok to have sex with a 16 year old if that was the case?!
Leone pled guilty to having a sexual relationship in an educator position with a student. She was sentenced to a year in Passaic County jail in June of 2013, as well as five years of probation, and to be registered as a sex offender. Her family and boyfriend were present during her sentencing, but we have a feeling that her then boyfriend is now her ex-boyfriend. We're sure Leone is keeping her nose clean these days though.
Kathyrin Murray couldn't even keep her sexual criminal activity in the high school realm. She was accused of having sex with a 15 year old, 8th grade student at Memorial Middle School in Houston, Texas. She supposedly had intercourse at the student's home while his parents were away in 2012. Investigators later discovered that Murray and the student also had sex after a school dance in a hotel room, and in her classroom on two separate occasions while she was teaching at the school.
How did this all come to light you might ask? The victim's 12 year old brother walked in on Murray and the 15 year old while his parents were away and the parents contacted the middle school instantly! As soon as the initial investigation began, Murray was removed from her position and she was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a child and one count of improper relations in July of 2014. She had been in prison since January of 2013 and sentenced to two years in prison in July, which canceled one year out of her official jail sentence. Her teaching credentials have been revoked and she's officially a registered sex offender. Now that she's out of jail, the victim's family is angered and feel that her punishment should have been more severe.
The former Osceola County, Florida teacher thought that she can run from her past actions by escaping to her parent's Salida, Colorado home. At the time of the alleged incident Wilson was 28 years old and her victim was a 16 year old virgin at the time. She had sent the student nude photos and graphic messages via text message. According to investigators, she took the student's virginity in her classroom's closet. Realizing what she had done, she quit her job and fled the state of Florida, but it caught up to her when she was arrested on a fugitive warrant.
She was charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors and transmission of pornography by electronic device. In 2013, Kacy took a plea deal that didn't require any jail time and Wilson pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Unfortunately, she was sentenced to 15 years of supervised probation, is a registered sex offender, and no longer has her teacher credentials.
Sheral Smith took a different approach to getting her victim to comply with her sexual demands by drugging a 14 year old student with a Xanax pill. Smith was a teacher at a private school in Mississippi called New Summit School, whose slogan was "to promote academic achievement and social growth." Unfortunately, Smith helped this child's growth in the wrong context... Apparently, the relationship between her and the student began in the summer of 2008.
In September of 2008, Smith was convicted with statutory rape and transfer of a controlled substance and was sentenced to a total of 20 years behind bars. For a short period of time, Smith had spent seven months in the psychiatric ward at the State Hospital in Whitfield after having a mental breakdown. Fortunately for her, she spent only a total of seven years behind bars and is now a free woman... a sex offender, but a free woman nonetheless. Oh... apparently the 14 year old child was a member of her husband's soccer team that he coached. Ouch.
Loni Folks, the former Missouri teacher at W.L. Smith Elementary School... Ok, before you go jumping to conclusions let's be clear she didn't violate any 5th graders but an Italian foreign exchange student that just so happened to be living with her and her husband. She was caught when someone in her neighborhood tipped the authorities off about Folks' and the student's inappropriate relationship.
In January of 2008, she was charged with sexual battery and in November of 2008, Folks pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Originally, Folks was facing up to 30 years behind bars, so don't feel too bad about her lengthy prison sentence. After her sentence is complete she will be registered as a sex offender like a lot of the other teachers who've made the list. We're pretty sure her then husband regrets ever letting that 16 year old kid into his home and ruining his and his wife's marriage.
Tara Driscoll is another educator that was caught due to her sloppy trail of hard evidence. In October of 2010 she had called one of her students into her office and used a chair as leverage to lock the door, she then proceeded to give one the student fallacio and have intercourse with him on school property. She did the same to another student in December 2010, but was caught by the victim's high school girlfriend in March of 2011. The high school girl was bribed and never went to the authorities or school officials. It wasn't until Tara took one of her 16 year old victims to a local motel, she was caught after the victim's mother found out.
Tara was removed from the Long Island, New York school once the school caught wind of her "extracurricular activities." She pled guilty to charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and was sentenced to six years of probation and was forced to be registered as a sex offender. Tara was even forced to move from her home, because it was too close to a local New York school.
Amy Victoria Beck
Amy V. Beck may be one of the most honorable sex offenders on the list and we'll tell you why in a minute, but first let us explain why she also made the list. Amy Victoria Beck was a teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School in a Los Angeles area suburb and carried out a nine month affair with a former 14 year old student of hers. Her husband at the time had found out about the immoral pair and threatened to kill the kid, and with the heat beginning to build Beck suddenly quit her job and told school officials that she was planning to move out of state.
With the guilt still building up, Beck turned herself in to police headquarters and confessed to having sexual relations with a minor. The unknowing police took her into custody, and Beck refused to post bail. She was originally charged with five counts of engaging in sex acts with a person under 16, but pled no contest to one count each of unlawful sex with a minor and performing lewd acts on a minor in March of 2010. Amy Beck was sentenced to two years in prison and registered as a sex offender, like a lot of others on this list.
Tericka Dye was just a normal Chesterfield, Missouri high school social science teacher and volleyball coach, mother of three until the name Rikki Andersin came back to haunt her. But with teenagers being teenagers, some students came across a pornographic film that was starring their very own high school teacher being, Tericka Dye. With the attention surrounding the school outside of St. Louis Tericka had no choice other than to resign from the position in 2011.
Tericka admitted that she had made some horrible decisions while living in California in the mid-1990s and made more than one professionally produced porographic film during her stint in the Golden State. Tericka even starred in a film called Tight A**. We hate to say it but it's kind of hard to keep a past of pornography away from high school teenagers. Maybe she should choose a different professional field other than working in education.
At one point, Lisa Glide was a successful Soap Opera actress but when the demand for singing actresses slowed down, she took a job in September 2004 as a drama teacher at Old Bridge High School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Lisa Glide served as an adviser for the school theatre program and directed school productions. Glide kept her nose clean all the way up until 2008, where it was discovered that she had sexual relations with a 17 year old student, not once but twice.
The 17 year old had sent court officials a handwritten letter proclaiming Glide's innocence and claimed that he was the one who pursued Glide. That didn't help though. Prosecutors wanted to jail Glide for a year but the courts found it unnecessary, Glide was sentenced to five years probation and is officially a registered sex offender.
Heather Lynne Zeo
Heather Lynne Zeo was a math teacher at North Penn High School and a married mother of three until it was discovered that she had an intimate relationship with one of her 17 year old students. The affair began with the two exchanging Facebook messages, and it later grew physical when the two had intercourse in the back of a minivan in a random parking lot. Oh, it doesn't stop there Zeo sent another student sexual messages but nothing physical blossomed from the exchange.
In 2010, she was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of corruption of minors and sentenced to 23 months in a Philadelphia prison. She's officially on the sex offender list, but these days she works as a dental assistant and a live performer. Fortunately for her, her family remained in tact and she's gotten her life on track.
Sandra Beth Geisel
All boys schools are designed to veer children away from this type of thing happening, but apparently Sandra Beth Geisel didn't get the memo. Back in August of 2005, Geisel turned herself in to the authorities and had originally claimed that she was coerced and forced into sex acts by her 16 year old victim, being that she was "too drunk to resist" his sexual advances. But when the details about her and the victim having two separate sexual encounters, one in her home, and one in the football stadium press box, that story went out the window.
In November of 2005 Geisel was charged with statutory rape and sentenced to six months in jail, then following her stint in the clink, she was to be sent to a residential treatment program for alcoholism, serve 10 years of supervised probation, and placed on the sex offender list. Don't let us forget to tell you that she was a married mother of four children. Don't worry though, her husband was brought up on charges of sexual misconduct the following year in 2006. If you think about it... they're the perfect dysfunctional family.
Alright, right off the bat we have to get this out of the way in order to avoid any confusion. Kyle Damato-Kushel is a woman. With that being said, Kyle Damato-Kushel was also not exactly a teacher, but a teacher's aide and yet she wasn't able to keep her legs closed until she received her full teaching credentials... Not that, that matters, as she should stay professional in her work environment at all times. Anyways, on December 21, 2015, Kyle was arrested in Bridgeport, Connecticut for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15 year old boy that she supposedly taught previously in preschool. Gross...
Kyle Damato-Kushel was brought up on charges of sexual assault, tampering with a witness, and impairing the morals of a child. The disturbing details include that Kyle not only had taken advantage of not only the 15 year old victim but another victim, his 16 year old friend. She took the two to a Marriott Hotel in Trumbull, Connecticut where she had sexual contact with both of the children. On top of that, Kyle's daughters, who are now 8 and 15, were supposedly present in the room. Utterly disgusting.
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It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.
Elaine Davidson: Most Body Piercings
Elaine Davidson is the "Most Pierced Woman" according to the Guinness World Records. Since first receiving a skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of 8 June 2006. The former restaurant owner is constantly adding and replacing jewelery, mostly in her face. She enhances her exotic looks with tattoos and brightly coloured make-up, and often wears feathers and streamers in her hair.
She has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body - 500 in all, externally and internally. The total weight of her internal piercings is estimated to be about 3 kilograms. As of May 2008, Davidson's piercings total 5,920. As of Feb. 2009 her piercings total 6,005. In March 2010, Davidson reported a total of 6,725 piercings. As of March 2012, she has over 9,000. As of may 2016, she has 9,800. She was born in Brazil and is a former nurse. She does not drink or use drugs. She now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jyoti Amge: World's Shortest Woman
Jyoti Amge (born 16 December 1993) is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records. Jyoti Amg hails from Nagpur, India. She weighs 11 pounds and stands at 23 inches, according to Guinness World Records. Jyoti Amg has a "form of dwarfism called achondroplasia," Guinness says.
On her fame, Jyoti Amg says, "I don't like it if I am being held like a baby," but that she will let some people and fans pick her up. She also gets "mad when someone annoys me by touching my hair or keeps touching me without permission." "I love acting in this show," she says. "My biggest dream is that I go to Hollywood and become an actress."
Cara Anaya: Chronic Orgasms Disorder
The 30-year-old Arizona mother lives with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), a condition that can leave her feeling sexually aroused for up to six hours a day. "The one day that I decided to count how many orgasms I had in one sitting, I counted 180 in two hours," she told Barcroft TV. "Pretty much, with that type of number, you're having two or three in a minute." Anaya has seen a number of health specialists but has not been able to find treatment.
The condition has created difficulties in her relationship with husband Tony Carlisi, who initially thought she was crazy when he first learned about it. "I would say the most difficult thing is seeing my wife in pain and knowing there's nothing I can do to help her," he said. As a result of the condition, Cara has to avoid being out in public or open spaces like parks. She said: "It is ruining my life, because it messes with your head. Your body is running on a high, on an up and down, so it really affects your moods."
Aevin Dugas: World's Largest Afro
The largest afro measures 18.5 cm (7.3 in) high, 19.6 cm (7.7 in) wide and 132.1 cm (4 ft 4 in) in circumference and was achieved by Aevin Dugas, in New Orleans, USA on 4 October 2010. Proud of her record-breaking afro, Aevin Dugas says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and "go natural". The 37-year-old, whose hair entered the Guinness Book of Records at 4ft 4ins around, says everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are following in her footsteps.
Aevin said: "At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy". She believes her voluminous hair may have grown even bigger, but she cannot reveal its size until Guinness take an official measurement. "When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don't wear it like that because it looks weird."
Aimee Mullins: Amputee Athlete
Aimee Mullins (born July 20, 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model who first became famous for her athletic accomplishments. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs. Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and as a result, had both of her legs amputated below knee when she was one year old. A graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she took up sports and acting at an early stage.
As a young softball player, she once held the youth league record for stolen bases in softball. She also raced in downhill skiing while in high school. While attending Georgetown University on a full academic scholarship to the prestigious School of Foreign Service there, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events, and is the first amputee in history, male or female, to compete in the NCAA. Honoring her achievement and cultural contribution to sport, Mullins is included as one of the "Greatest Women of the 20th Century" in the Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Julia Gnuse: Most Tattooed Woman
Julia Gnuse, commonly known by the nickname "The Illustrated Lady," born in 1959, has 95% of her body (including her face) covered in tattoos and holds the Guinness Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world. In her mid 30s, Gnuse developed porphyria, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. As the blisters often result in scarring, she began getting tattoos as a way to cover up the scars, which can get as deep as third degree burns. A friend of Gnuse's who was a plastic surgeon had suggested she get her skin tattooed in a pale skin tone color, similar to the color of her scars. This was attempted but didn't turn out the way they had hoped.
The tattoos do not prevent the skin from blistering as they are purely aesthetic. Instead she decided to try colorful tattoos, consisting of a variety of themes including: her favorite cartoons, her favorite actors and even a self portrait. Gnuse has appeared on the tv show Ripley's Believe it or Not. She also had a small role in Aerosmith's music video for their song Pink.
Valeria Lukyanova: Real Life Barbie Doll
Valeria Valeryevna Lukyanova is a Moldovan-born Ukrainian model and entertainer, notable for her resemblance to a Barbie doll, with several sources describing her as, among other handles, a "real-life Barbie doll" and "human Barbie". To enhance the effect Lukyanova uses makeup and contact lenses over her naturally green eyes. She has stated that she has had breast implants, but that the rest of her body is completely natural and slender due to daily gym workouts and a special diet.
She asserts that her slender figure is a result of a good diet involving small amounts of raw fish and fresh fruit juice, and a punishing exercise regimen. It's no wonder that Lukyanova has drawn comparisons to Mattel's iconic figurine - but she insists she finds this insulting. Lukyanova does not drink or smoke, and claims that she is working towards a state of being which will be able to survive on no food at all.
Annie Hawkins-Turner: World's Largest Natural Breasts
The largest breasts belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner (aka Norma Stitz) (USA) who has an under breast measurement of 109.22 cm (43 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 177.8 cm (70 in). She currently wears a US size 52I bra, the largest made, but by American bra estimation, these measurements would put her in a 48V bra, which is not manufactured.
Annie says that her record-breaking bust began developing at the age of nine "I just started growing, and kept right on. I started wearing a bra when I was in third grade, and it was a regular grown-up woman's bra. I don't remember ever weaing a training bra." Annie was awarded her Guinness World Records title in 2000. "It made me feel like a million bucks. It's such an honour. This will go down in history. It's something I will always cherish."
Emma Morano: World's Oldest Person
Guinness World Records confirmed that Ms. Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy, is now the world's Oldest living person. Born on 29 November 1899, Ms. Morano is 116 years old, as of May 2016. Ms. Morano is believed to be the last person living born in the 19th century. Raised in Vercelli, she moved to Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy. She married in 1926 and has lived there, in the same small apartment, ever since. She loves her home, her collection of watches and her big bed.
Emma married in 1926 and gave birth to a child who tragically passed away when he was only 6 months old. It was a loss of unimaginable pain for Emma. Her marriage was not working and in 1938, she took the difficult decision to leave her husband, and did not marry again. Extraordinarily, Emma followed the same diet for around 90 years - three eggs per day (two raw, one cooked), fresh Italian pasta and a dish of raw meat.
Erika Ervin: World's Tallest Model
Erika Ervin known professionally as Amazon Eve, is an American transgender model, fitness trainer, and actress. She has appeared on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly and played a recurring character on American Horror Story: Freak Show. At 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall, news stories have called her "the world's tallest model".
Ervin ventured to obtain roles as an actress but gave up on the idea when she was constantly offered roles as an alien or monster. Later she studied law and exercise physiology. Tired of the office life that she had pursued and unhappy with her weight, she joined a gym but strived for an unrealistic size 0 physique that almost resulted in ending her life. Eventually she developed a healthier body image and began to view herself as a super-sized version of Super Woman and became a personal trainer devoted to instilling realistic expectations for herself and her clients. She tours the world participating in height comparison photo shoots and regular modeling jobs and posts her tour on her website.
Becca Meyers: Athlete Born Deaf
Becca Meyers, 20, who attends Franklin & Marshall, was born deaf and was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes gradual balance and vision loss. She broke a world record in swimming and won the ESPY Award for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability. In 2014, Meyers set two world records (400 freestyle and 200 IM) and earned six medals (four gold, two silver) at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships.
"It's amazing how being nominated and winning for Paralympics brings a lot of awareness to the sport [of swimming]," she said. "That's one of the reasons I do this is to raise awareness and give back. If you asked me five years ago, I wouldn't have believed I'd be in this position [to win an ESPY and give back]. It's a roller coaster and I'm still on the ride enjoying it."
Mikel Ruffinelli: World's Largest Hips
Mikel Ruffinelli (born 1972) is an American woman who currently holds the record of widest hips in the world, according to the World Record Academy. Her weight is more than 420 pounds (190 kg) and her hips measures an unusual 8 feet (2.4 m) in circumference, although her waist is only 3 feet 4 inches (102 cm). She is 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Mikel was a normal-sized young woman and in her early 20s weighed an above average 180 pounds. But at 22, she put on 56 pounds after having first child Andrew. After daughters Destynee, Autumn, and Justyce, followed, her weight and hips ballooned further. She eats an average 5,000 calories a day. Possibly this extraordinary fat tissue accumulation turns out to be an advanced stage of a medical condition called Lipedema.
Aneta Florczyk: World's Strongest Woman
Aneta Florczyk began her strength sports career when she was young. At 16 years old she began competing in powerlifting, where she quickly found success. At 19 years old she was the junior Polish champion in the bench press. She repeated this feat again at 23, as well as becoming the junior European record holder in the deadlift. She found further success winning gold in the Polish Cup and getting the Polish record in the 82.5kg class with a total of over 500kg. She has deadlifted 250kg (550lb) for a single repetition and 220kg (485lb) for 6 reps.
Here she transitioned from the world of powerlifting to strongwoman, where her greatest victories would be found. She first competed in strongwoman in 2002. Shortly afterwards she entered the 2003 World's Strongest Woman competition and shockingly took first place. She won 3 more times consecutively in 2005, 2006 and 2008 (the competition was unfortunately not held in 2004, 2007, 2009 or 2010) to total 4 World's Strongest Woman records.
Ann and Claire Recht: World's Tallest Twins
Identical twins Ann and Claire Recht born in the United States of America on February 9th 1988, were measured both horizontally and vertically, three times during 10 January 2007 in Oregon, USA and found to have an average overall height of 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) and 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) respectively. They hold the Guinness World Record for Tallest Female Twins . The American twin sisters are volleyball players.
Claire and Ann measured 22 inches at birth, and as toddlers their pediatrician predicted they'd grow well past 6 feet. They were a head taller than preschool classmates. By midway through elementary school, they were complaining about the lack of "fun colors" in their women's-size shoes and looking their teacher in the eye. Soon, adults told them they looked too old for trick-or-treating. By middle school, they were struggling to find khakis for their school uniforms.
Berliner Kobke: Ultra Small Waist
Berliner Michele Kobke, 24, has worn a corset continuously for three years, dropping nine inches off her waistline in her quest for a slim, hourglass figure. Kobke tells the Daily News she started with a waist of about 25 inches. Her three years of wearing a corset, which she wears eating, sleeping and even swimming, has left her with a 16- or 17- inch waist. "My dream waist is 15 inches," she said.
Even as she closes in on her "dream" waist, Kobke admits there are health concerns with such a passion. A doctor already diagnosed her with some muscle atrophy from wearing the fashion piece 24 hours a day. But aside even from the medical risks, Kobke has had a falling out with family members, who disagree with the extreme measures she takes for beauty.
Asha Zulu Mandela: World's Longest Dreadlocks
50-year-old Asha Zulu Mandela started growing her lovely dreadlocks 25 years ago, after moving from Trinidad Tobago to New York. Today she is known as "The Black Rapunzel" and holds the record for the world's longest locks, which measure 19 feet, 6 inches long. Eight years after she started growing her locks, Asha had a series of medical problems, including 13 surgeries, two mild heart-attacks and two mild strokes, so she spent 14 years in and out of hospitals.
Asha says that after 25 years of growing her hair naturally, cutting it would be like taking away her life. Still, her pride and joy can be a little problematic at times. She uses six bottles of shampoo at a time, and the hair needs to days to dry. When wet, the locks weigh 25 pounds, which puts an extra strain on her neck. Doctors have told her she has a curvature of the spine, most likely caused by the extra weight of her incredibly-long hair.
Charity Pierce: World's Fattest Woman
An Iowa mother who weighs 765lb is trying to get on a reality TV show because she believes it is the only way to save her life. Charity Pierce finds moving around so difficult that she is almost house bound, but doctors near her Cedar Rapids home say she must slim down to 500lb before they can give her a gastric band. Because Ms Pierce, who is the fattest woman in the world, has developed a medical condition called lymphedema, which has caused a huge swelling on her left leg, she no longer fits easily into a regular car.
"The one thing that's going to save my life is gastric bypass. But I'm a single mother on disability with no one to count on besides myself," she added. She hopes to be able to lose enough weight to be able to watch her daughter grow up, and also so she can have a dream wedding to her 22-year-old boyfriend, Tony Sauer.
Mandy Sellars: World's Biggest Legs
Mandy Sellars (born 20 February 1975 in Lancashire, United Kingdom) is a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has resulted in extraordinary growth in both of her legs. In 2006, some doctors diagnosed Sellars as having Proteus syndrome, a very rare condition thought to afflict only 120 people worldwide, but Sellars herself has disputed the diagnosis. Sellars' condition has been covered in several television programs, leading Sellars to jokingly describe herself as a "part-time TV star".
Sellars was born with abnormally large and misshapen legs and feet, which continued to grow at a disproportionate rate. Doctors were unable to provide a diagnosis for many years, until some doctors decided on Proteus syndrome in May 2006, though Sellar's condition is atypical in many respects. The most famous person with Proteus syndrome may be Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man". There is no known cure.
Kristina Rei: World's Biggest Lips
A woman desperate to look like Jessica Rabbit has won the dubious honour of being in possession of the world's biggest lips after having 100 silicone injections. Kristina Rei, 22, was convinced her thin lips made her ugly so she opted to have them enlarged in the style of her favorite cartoon character, at a cost of more than £4,000. She said: "I think I look fantastic and it makes me happy. Sometimes strangers shout names at me in the street - like big lips - but I don't care. "
At school Kristina was bullied because of her looks. She said: "My classmates called me "ugly". They didn't tease me because of my lips specifically - but I believed big, full lips would make me beautiful. My big lips have helped boost my confidence. Even my parents are happy for me. They really don't care about my appearance. Some of my friends have told me I shouldn't go any bigger but I'm not satisfied yet."
Lizzie Velasquez: World's Skinniest Woman
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Velásquez is an American motivational speaker and author. She has a rare congenital disease which, among other symptoms, impedes her from accumulating body fat. This condition resulted in bullying during her childhood and early youth and ultimately inspired her to take up motivational speaking. She has gained many supporters and speaks out against bullying. Lizzie was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome by the Baylor College of Medicine.
Velásquez has zero percent body fat and is medically unable to gain weight. She has never weighed more than 29 kg (64 pounds), and is required to eat many small meals and snacks throughout the day. Additionally, she is blind in her right eye, which began to cloud over when she was four years of age, and vision-impaired in her left eye. Ever since Lizzie was dubbed the "World's Ugliest Woman" in a video posted on YouTube, Lizzie has spoken out against bullying. She has spoken at TED, where she talked about the topic of "How Do YOU Define Yourself" and has garnered 40 million views on her YouTube Channel. Lizzie is known for her optimism.
Xie Qiuping: World's Longest Hair
The world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on 8 May 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13 and now she needs an assistant to carry her crowning glory, as it's too long for her to manage alone.
Xie has been growing her hair out since she was a child. She says that her last haircut was in 1973. "It's no trouble at all. I'm used to it. But you need patience and you need to hold yourself straight when you have hair like this," she said. While Xie has a strong lock on the title of world's longest hair, there is a challenger, Cheng Shiqiong, who has been growing out her hair since 1996. But Ms. Qiuping doesn't need to be worried - Cheng's hair is only half the length of hers, at nearly 8 feet long.
Svetlana Pankratova: World's Longest Legs
Svetlana Pankratova (born April 29, 1971) has, according to Guinness World Records, the longest legs of any woman in the world. While she is not the world's tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimeters long. Because her upper body is of much more typical dimensions, she is 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) tall. She has also very large feet, size 13 (US) / 46 (EU).
Pankratova was born in Volgograd, Russian SFSR, USSR. She played women's basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA, from 1992 to 1995. She was an impact player, setting two school records which are still unbroken. Along with her native Russian, Pankratova speaks English and some Spanish. She lived in Torremolinos, Spain. On March 11, 2013 it was reported that Pankratova returned to Virginia after marrying local resident Jack Gosnell. She accepted a position as an assistant coach for the George Mason High girls' basketball team.
Emily Schlenker: World's Widest Tongue
The widest female tongue measures 7.33 cm (2.89 in) at its widest point and belongs to Emily Schlenker, as measured in Syracuse, New York, USA, on 2 November 2014. The record holder for the widest tongue (male) is Emily's dad Byron Schlenker. Amazingly Byron and Emily discovered their tonguey talents quite by accident, when Emily took a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records out of the library for a school project, and Byron instinctively turned to the page featuring the man who at that time held the record for world's widest tongue.
But while dad has been happy to embrace the celebrity, 14-year-old Emily was initially less keen to enter the limelight. She explained: "I had to think about submitting for the record for a while, but after seeing how much fun my dad has had with it, I decided I would do it." She went on: "After all, how many people have an opportunity to be in the Guinness Book of World Records?"
Edith Connor: World's Oldest Bodybuilder
The oldest competitive female bodybuilder is Edish Wilma Conner (USA, born 09 May 1935). She last competed in the 2011 NPC Armbrust Pro Gym Warrior Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Loveland, Colorado, USA, on 20 August 2011. She entered her first bodybuilding competition (the Grand Masters in Las Vegas) on her 65th birthday, winning first place. She is also a personal trainer. She exercises at least three times a week and does not diet.
She began fitness training with her youngest son, taking it out "on the weights instead of the employees." She's 77 now, and though she is recovering from shoulder surgery, started lifting again in April, and plans to compete in the future, though not this year. Connor is also a certified personal trainer, specializing in "the mature body." Her clients are all over fifty. She sounds like exactly the kind of person who could get you motivated about getting into shape.
Adrianne Lewis: Excessively Long Tongue
Adrianne Lewis, 18, thinks she may have the world's longest tongue. The Michigan native's tongue is 4 inches long and can reach her eye. Although she has not been officially judged, Lewis believes she has what it takes to break the Guinness World Record. Lewis created a YouTube channel two years ago and since then her long licker has gone viral with thousands of people tuning in to watch her roll and twist her extraordinarily long tongue.
Lewis' tongue will appear in Ripley's Believe It or Not's annual book due out in May 2016, Edward Meyer, vice president of exhibits for Ripley's, told USA TODAY Network. "She's certainly not the first long tongue story we've ever done, but it's definitely a 'believe it or not,' " he said. "As an editor, I see that kind of story and it brings a smile to my face and I want the world to know about it."