Getting arrested probably isn’t anyone’s finest hour, so it’s not so surprising that most people look like complete crap in their booking photo. But why do famous people seem to look especially bad? Maybe it’s the fact that we’re used to seeing them so glam, or maybe it’s because a lot of times they’re drunk or hopped up on crazy expensive illicit drugs unavailable to us normal people. Anyway, here are the top 50 drunken, smugly smirkin', cross-eyed celebrity mug shots and the outrageous stories behind them.
Matthew McConaughey ruled the 2000s with chick flicks like "The Wedding Planner" and "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days". Currently, he's put out even better work like "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Interstellar". But with his magnificent movie roles comes his outrageous lifestyle and what he did to receive this mug shot might prove that… sort of.
In October 1999, a neighbor to the superstar actor called the police complaining about loud music. When they showed up to the home of Mr. McConaughey they discovered that he was loudly playing the bongos… naked. They also discovered marijuana, pipes, and bongs with weed residue. This doesn't exactly prove his greatness but it does prove that he has a weird boho side. What was he thinking?
Pop Star Justin Bieber had several run-ins with the law around the world before his first arrest in 2014. On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, together with singer Khalil on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license, and resisting arrest without violence.Police said that Bieber told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and taken prescription drugs
On July 9, 2014, Bieber was charged with one misdemeanor count of vandalism in California for throwing eggs at his Calabasas neighbour's home in January. Police earlier claimed that they had video footage of him high-fiving friends after the eggs were thrown. On September 1, 2014, Bieber was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario after a collision between a minivan and Bieber's all-terrain vehicle on August 29. Ontario police said that he then "engaged in a physical altercation" with an occupant of the minivan.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has had one of the most up-and-down acting careers of all time. He's won an Academy Award for his work in 1992's "Chaplin", and fell off the deep end only to become "Sherlock Holmes", do great work in "Tropic Thunder", and become the "Iron Man". Unfortunately, this mug shot was from a time during a darker time in his career, a really really dark time.
This particular mug shot comes from an August 1999 stint where he was serving time for his narcotic drug arrest. Unfortunately, he was arrested two more times for drug possession in 2000 and in 2001. Do you think any of these young whippersnappers would believe that Iron Man was a dopehead? We highly doubt it.
Jay Z is the epitome of hip hop success. He's known as one of the best MCs to ever grace the mic and he's never portrayed something that he wasn't just for public notoriety. These days, he's one of the smartest businessmen we've ever seen emerge from the ashes of a 1980s Brooklyn scene that only bred debauchery and crab in a barrel mindsets. From his own sports agency in Roc Nation Sports to his philanthropic work in Africa, Jay Z reigns supreme in the hip hop community.
But in order for him to reach this status, he had to hit some bumps in the road including his December 1999 arrest. Sean "Jay Z' Carter got to smile for the cameras after he allegedly stabbed a record executive, Lance Riveria, in a New York nightclub. Jay was able to maintain his freedom but he did plead guilty to lesser charges that resulted in him receiving three years probation. Riveria did file a civil suit against Carter and it was settled for $500,000 to $1 million. These days that kind of money is nothing but mere pocket change to the empire he has built.
Welp, I guess we all know why Ne-Yo, who's government name is, Shaffer Smith, always wears a hat now. He definitely could be the 5th member of the Ninja Turtles but none of that matters right now. The singer/songwriter was busted during the peak of his popularity in February 2008.
What was his crime you might ask? He was pulled over after doing over 100mph in his Range Rover in Georgia. The Cobb County cops booked him for reckless driving and driving without a license. He looks pretty pissed, but unfortunately we never got any NWA style songs from the R&B singer about his dislike for law enforcement. This isn't a huge crime, obviously with Ne-Yo's personality we know he wouldn't hurt a fly, but we hope Ne-Yo no longer has the need for speed.
John Mayer has sold over 20 million albums and has worked with legends like BB King and Eric Clapton but many people didn't know about the singer/songwriter's dark past. John's lived a life crime before his fame, he didn't get caught a lot for his dirtbag lifestyle, and many don't know that this was fact… As a matter of fact, Mayer challenged TMZ to find his only mug shot and if they did, he would donate $25,000 to a charity of TMZ head editor, Harvey Levin's choice.
What type of heinous crime did Mayer commit? He was busted for driving without a license back in 2001. The youth in his face says it all, that was probably his first driving offense ever and he probably cried while in court. TMZ was able to find the mug shot in less than 24 hours and Mayer paid $12,500 apiece to pet rescue non-profits Pet Orphans of Southern California and Ace of Heart. Oh, and we're joking about John Mayer's life of crime… seriously look at the guy? Plus, his music doesn't give off that bad boy edge that a hardened criminal would probably produce.
Eminem has killed his girlfriend and mother in songs… multiple times at that, so we could expect at least one arrest from one of the most popular rappers in existence. Luckily, he didn't actually go through with any of the actions he rapped about throughout his career. Even though at times, a lot us were thinking that this could become a reality, when custody battles over his daughter were at an all time high.
In June 2000, Eminem was arrested on gun charges and at that point in his life, he took this experience and made it a turning point to ensure his longevity on this earth. These days Eminem is drug free, has an insane compound estate in Michigan, and runs a successful record label in Shady Records. This mug shot is classic Slim Shady though and Em deserves credit for always being himself, and this mug shot proves it.
Terrence Howard is one of the most versatile actors of our time. From his country accent in the critically acclaimed movie "Hustle & Flow," to his polished CEO demeanor on Fox's "Empire", Terrence Howard can shape shift making any character he plays believable and accurate. But sometimes the guy's off camera antics are a little bizarre and a little much to swallow at one time.
In August of 2000, the actor was arrested after an incident took place on a Continental Airlines flight. While on board, Terrence Howard supposedly assaulted a flight attendant after they told him to be seated while the seat belt sign was on. The charges were dropped at a later date, but from the looks of this mug shot Howard looks nervously guilty. We could see him scarily staring down a flight attendant and smacking them up like a pimp in a blaxploitation movie.
The socialite that changed the face of fame forever and the heiress to the Hilton hotel throne, Ms. Paris Hilton, has made the list. From the creepy Blair Witch Project style sex tape that she "released", to the horribly produced reality show that didn't last too long, Paris took the world by storm. You'd think that spoiled brat billionaire kid would get in trouble from time to time and Paris didn't hesitate to get herself locked up behind bars.
These particularly glammed up and puppy-eyed mug shots were from an incident that took place in June of 2007, after Hilton turned herself in after violating parole for a drunk driving arrest by driving with a suspended license. Hilton's original sentence was a total of 45 days in jail but got out early due to good behavior and "overcrowding." There are obviously advantages to being a trust fund baby billionaire.
Mel Gibson will forever be engrained into our minds for his art. The blue face paint, long hair, and kilt in the movie "Braveheart" and his directing credits for movies like "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto" have proven to have an impact on film culture. Unfortunately, he's also famous for one of the more comical celebrity arrests of all time.
In July of 2006, Gibson was pulled over in Los Angeles after the authorities recognized that the actor/director was driving erratically. This is where the magic happened… Gibson drunkenly spewed anti-Semitic racial slurs at the cop and also called the female cop "sugar tits." Personally, we think that this exchange would have been funnier if he would have called an obese male cop "sugar tits" but hey, we'll take this instead.
Vince Vaughn is definitely one of our favorite Chicago-based thespians. He's down to earth, loves sports, and doesn't think too highly of himself. His comedic timing and acting chops have pushed him into the forefront of the romantic comedy and cult classic comedies. Unfortunately, he lived his "Wedding Crashers" role a little too literally back in 2001.
In April 2001, Vince was in North Carolina shooting the film, "Domestic Disturbance", and went to a bar with Steve Buscemi and things took a turn for the worse. Vaughn and another bar patron had gotten into a heated discussion, but things got ugly when a brawl erupted and Buscemi was stabbed six times and Vaughn was arrested outside of the New Hanover County bar for fighting in public. From the looks of his mug shot, Vaughn does look pretty plastered, but not too badly beaten up. Can't say the same for Buscemi unfortunately...
Lindsay Lohan has officially become one of those child star actors that has officially spiraled out of control. Lohan grew fondly in our hearts after the release of "Parent Trap" and continued to do into her teens and twenties with movies like Mean Girls. Unfortunately, it seems like the Hollywood lifestyle got a hold of her, which resulted in glossy-eyed mug shots like these.
Lindsay has been arrested a couple times for crimes like theft to drug possession, but this particular instance stems from an incident that took place in July of 2007. She was arrested in Santa Monica for driving under the influence, but one thing that happened during her arrest made things twice as serious. As she was being patted down before entering the police vehicle, the authorities found what appeared to be cocaine on her. We haven't heard too much about her shenanigans as of late, and we're hoping she's doing better these days.
Bill Gates is one of the most recognized tech revolutionists in the world, but it took many years of trial and error projects, failed ideas, and non-profitable projects before he was able to successfully build the Microsoft conglomerate. Drives like his are unmatched and rare to find these days, which is why there is only one Bill Gates. But before the fame and the glory he was a regular citizen like the rest of us and sometimes, he too would end up in trouble with the law.
This 1977 mug shot was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico after the cops pulled him over for speeding in his Porsche 911. This wasn't the last of his speeding fiascos either, Gates was caught a total of three times speeding around New Mexico. This picture was taken before the billions started rolling in, but from the looks of the smile on his face, he knew something big was coming.
Woody Harrelson is best known for his role on "Cheers", as the lovable bartender, Woody Boyd. Since then he hasn't had such an impact role but he has had roles in recent movies like "Zombieland" and "The Hunger Games" series. Unfortunately, Harrelson took his Woody Boyd character a little too literally and became a living, walking, and breathing Mardi Gras party.
In October of 1982, Woody was caught in Columbus, Ohio dancing in the streets after one too many cocktails. When the police arrived on the scene Woody jumped atop of a moving police van and kicked at one of the officers who was trying to get him down. It was a struggle but he ended up in police custody and he was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and resisting arrest. From the looks of this mug shot we'd say Woody felt it was worth it.
Nick Nolte has been in the entertainment business since the late 60s and his career hasn't slowed down to this very day. From picking up Golden Globes to Academy Awards, Nick has accomplished everything and received every accolade that any actor or actress could ever imagine. And luckily him being arrested in Malibu in September 2002 hasn't stopped him from getting work or really damaging his reputation.
Nolte was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, and clear cut evidence of his Mercedes swerving in between lanes and him drooling at the time of his arrest can conclude that he was under the influence. In December 2002, he plead no contest to driving under the influence and received three years probation, he was required to attend all the necessary alcohol and drug counseling, as well as random testing. From the looks of his mug shot instead of Malibu, he looks like a skid row resident. The greasy hair and low eyes could get him a guaranteed spot at any homeless shelter. Glad he's doing better these days though.
Shia Labeouf has had a consistent acting career, starting all the way back to his quirky Even Stevens days. But as he's grown over the years we've noticed how weird this guy can truly be. From him pulling his own teeth out and not showering in order to capture the essence of an acting role to watching him awkwardly stretch in public while wearing purple tights, Shia is a strange guy, and his November 2007 mug shot says exactly that.
While in Chicago, The Transformers lead actor drunkenly refused to leave a Walgreen's drug store and had to be carried out by the authorities. The talent apparently didn't learn his lesson because he was arrested for driving under the influence only a couple of months after his Chicago arrest. We wonder what happened in that Walgreen's that caused the entire incident. He probably knocked over a chip rack for not having the flavor of Doritos he wanted and refused to leave… Shia get it together.
Mike Jack is probably the most famous entertainer of all time and with that comes people trying to get any and everything out of and from him. We're not saying that his very wide and known molestation allegations are all false, but from the outside looking in, it appears to be that he was taken advantage of because of his infatuation with children, which in itself is strange.
In November of 2003, Michael Jackson was arrested for child molestation allegations by the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department. He wasn't jailed for long and his widely publicized trial led to him being acquitted of all charges. Unfortunately, Mike's NeverLand Ranch was seized and he never really settled back down in the United States. Can you imagine if Mike did end up going to jail? We can see him running the entire prison, like his "Bad" music video and ordering hits on people for not making their cigarette payments on time.
R. Kelly is an amazing songwriter and live performer but no matter how remixes of "Ignition" he puts out, it will never erase the sex tape that was floating around the country in the early 2000s. From barber shops to random grocery store parking lots, getting your hands on the R. Kelly sex tape was as easy as buying gum. But the main debate about the entire tape was surrounded by these three questions; how old is the girl in the video, is that really R. Kelly, and why did he pee on the young woman in the video?
Anyways, in June of 2002, he was arrested in his hometown of Chicago and was charged with 21 counts of child pornography. The videotape was played for the jury and court officials and everyone was able to witness "a man" in which looked extremely familiar to R. Kelly urinate on the face of a very young looking girl. Fortunately, for Robert Kelly, he wasn't found guilty of any of any of those 21 counts of child pornography. We're not saying Kelz is guilty or innocent, but we'd never leave our nieces around this guy.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day is one of the last standing mainstream rock bands out there and this mug shot of the band's frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, is only going to solidify the band's legacy. Like really think about it… When's the last time you heard about a legit rockstar going on a drug bender and wrecking a hotel room? Or crashing their Mercedes through the front glass of a mini-mall? No real, true rockstar bada**-ness ever really happens anymore… until Billie that is.
The deadness of those droopy heroine eyes and the slick back hair give off all the signs of a wild night. Billie Joe was arrested for driving under the influence after Berkeley police stopped him for driving recklessly in his BMW. Armstrong's blood-alcohol level was a whooping .18, double the legal limit. We're just glad he didn't hurt himself or anyone else. He's doing great these days by the way.
Lil' Kim is one of the most respected and beloved women in the hip-hop community. She might have exposed her birth canal on the controversial cover of her Hardcore album, but she's just as important to the community as Lauryn Hill or Queen Latifah. Anyways, Lil' Kim has had a troubled past and this is just one of a couple mug shots she's had over the years.
This particular mugshot came after the 1996 raid of the Notorious B.I.G's Teaneck, New Jersey home. We're not sure what they were looking for but they found Kim and some weed. The drug charges never stuck, but Kim was later arrested in 2001 and spent one year in prison after lying about her friend's involvement in a shooting in front of the famed New York radio station, Hot 97. We wonder what they were really raiding Biggie's house for… because marijuana is not a good enough reason.
Marilyn is one of the strangest musicians ever to grace the stage, if he's not flaunting a single blue contact or removing several ribs in order to fallace himself, he's doing some other strange stuff that probably involves pig's blood. So sooner or later what would you expect from the shock performer other than to get arrested for doing something weird and inappropriate?
This eyebrow-less mug shot was taken in January of 2001 after the singer dry humped the back of a security guard's neck during a concert outside of Detroit. The security guard, Joshua Keasler, claimed that the singer pantomimed masterbation, approached him, spat on the back of his head, wrapped his legs around the guard, and Marilyn grinded crotch on his the guard's head and neck. Some people would call that a good time, obviously Keasler didn't, and probably still goes to therapy about the session to this very day.
Musically Jack White is one of the first people you would want in your studio sessions, the fact that he was photographed with Andre 3000 and Chris Rock in the studio is iconic in itself. He might be a musical genius, but we would suggest that he isn't the person to go to when dealing with conflict, especially ever since this mug shot surfaced.
In December of 2003, Jack White was arrested after beating up the Von Bondies frontman, Jason Stollsteimer. He was charged with aggravated assault and pled guilty to charges of assault and battery which resulted in him having probation and requiring anger management classes. Who knew that the rock scene could get so gangsta.
The Guns N' Roses frontman, Axl Rose, is one of the most praised and respected rock vocalists of all time. He was a sex symbol in his prime, these days, eh… not so much. Anyway, we're glad to still have the rock star in our lives functioning and not scramble-brained like a lot of other rock n' roll greats. With all that being said, of course Axl had to go downtown for something since his late 80s career took off.
In February of 1998, Axl Rose was forcibly removed from an airport in Phoenix after an employee asked to check his bags. Rose freaked out, cursing and throwing a tantrum like a 6 year old in Toys R' Us, and was arrested at the scene for disturbing the peace. We wonder if he used the corny cliche "do you know who I am?" while being dragged out of the airport. Also, by the looks of his mugshot his looks have drastically changed over the years, he went from rockstar to Home Depot employee in a matter of a decade.
50 Cent single-handedly punked the music industry and forced himself to be recognized by all of the top music executives and became one of the richest men in the music business. His business acumen and ruthless approach to the corporate world was taught to him by another world… the streets, the reason for this very mug shot and the path that led him to where he is today.
This particular mugshot was taken in August of 1994 after he was charged with felony possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to sell. Not many would have thought that this face would belong to someone who would go on to become a philanthropist and a charitable member of society. Anyway, without 50 Cent we wouldn't have an updated happy birthday song with out his hit "In Da Club."
If there's anyone who looks like they should be in jail, it's Lil Wayne… And we're not here to judge a book by it's cover but would you initially trust a man with a face full of tattoos and diamond encrusted teeth? Exactly. Anyway, despite the guy's looks he's actually a very intellectual individual, but what he did in Arizona wasn't that bright of him at all.
In January of 2008, his charter bus was pulled over and searched. On the bus there was cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana, all of which are felonious charges in Arizona. Dwayne Carter then took this awkward mug shot, but the end of the 2000s weren't a great time for Wayne as he was arrested in New York the next year for gun possession. Luckily, he's doing better these days and took up skateboarding as a hobby.
Snoop Dogg went from a shy kid from Long Beach to one of the most recognizable faces in music. He can virtually smoke anywhere in the world and rock thousands of people to this very day. But during his journey to superstardom he's had a few hiccups along the way that has caused him to have multiple mug shots.
This particular mug shot was taken in November 2006 when he tried to get a collapsible baton through the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. He pleaded guilty to charges and luckily the judge was lenient with him by only giving him three probation and 160 hours of community service, which would be easily gathered due to the fact he runs his own football league. To this day, he's one of the most respected members in the hip hop community. Plus, who cares about batons…
Johnny Cash is probably more bada** than any rock n' roll legend or hip hop rap superstar you could think of. Even though he had a troubled past, he had one of the best music careers of all time that lasted several decades, and during the time that he was here with us, he had his issues but always triumphantly conquered his problems. But this mug shot here is just one of many for the legend Johnny Cash himself.
In October of 1965, Cash was caught with a suitcase full of speed and pain pills in El Paso, Texas. Anybody that knows Cash knows that he struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his career and this is just one of the many instances that got him one of these lovely photos. Even though he's no longer with us today, he is remembered for his impact on music and less about his drug use.
We don't know what's cornier, the fact that Vanilla Ice goes by Rob Van Winkle now, or the name he originally had as a hip hop entertainer. Seriously though… how can one person get cheesier as they age? Anyway from the looks of things, after Suge Knight and his goons held Vanilla Ice over that balcony, he's never been the same. We have a feeling he takes out his anger on people and things around him that are much smaller and weaker than he is.
For instance, this bowl-cut mug shot was taken in January 2001, after he was arrested for domestic abuse of his then wife. Apparently during the incident, Ice ripped out a chunk of her hair and the entire ordeal was resolved in court as he was ordered to enter family counseling. Obviously, it didn't help because he was arrested again in 2008 for similar domestic abuse charges. Seriously… this guy's as corny as it gets. This hair cut, plus he's abusive to women, the guy's gotta be miserable.
Kid Rock has lived up to his bad boy persona ever since he came on to the scene as an MC. That's right… Kid Rock was originally a rapper, but when he bumped into a kid while in his hometown of Detroit and attempted to battle him, his rap dreams were destroyed. You might know the kid who destroyed Rock's dreams, he goes by Eminem. Regardless, Kid Rock has had a prosperous and long music career.
Anyway, this cheesing mug shot took place in October 2007 after Kid Rock and his crew got into a brawl. Not at some southern dive bar, but at the Georgia Waffle House. Rock and five others beat the hell out of some guy, who probably was a little too big for his britches and they were all charged with battery. Luckily, there was cameras at the waffle house and you can catch the fight on YouTube. Thank God for YouTube.
From the outside looking in, Tim Allen the Tool Man appears to have a squeaky clean lifestyle. From the looks of the show, he had the perfect wife and children, and even had the friendliest neighbor ever. Seriously, we watched Tim Allen raise three boys before our very eyes with a clean-hearted sitcom comedy, but in reality things are darker for the Home Improvement star.
During the peak of the Tool Man's success, he was arrested in May of 1997 for driving under the influence. During the sobriety test, Allen failed to count backwards from ten and even toppled over during the test. This isn't the first time Allen was in trouble with the law. Back in 1978 he was arrested for possession of half a pound of pure cocaine. Allen spent a total of two and a half years in prison… maybe the Tool Man is more bada** than we think.
First and foremost, we'd like to say rest in peace to the musical great that opened up the doors for not only musicians but for people to be themselves in David Bowie. We've never seen anybody successfully transform their sound and look throughout their musical career and maintain such a high amount stardom. With all that being said, Bowie couldn't exit this world without leaving behind this gem of a mug shot.
In March 1978, David Bowie was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was arrested with rocker, Iggy Pop, and two other individuals. If something like this was to happen today, this mug shot probably wouldn't exist. The slick back hair and perfect facial structure let's you know that David Bowie was a different caliber of human being. Once again, rest in peace David Bowie.
Anthony Anderson was one of those comedians that always kept his hand in something. If he wasn't touring, he had a pivotal role on a TV show or movie. But after years of grinding these days, Anthony Anderson is at the peak of his career starring with Tracee Ellis Ross in the hit ABC sitcom, "Black-ish". It took Anderson a lot of work to get to this point, but this mug shot could have been the last we've seen of Anderson in the public eye.
In July of 2004, Anderson was arrested for aggravated rape charges, after a movie extra claimed that he and another man on set lured the young woman into a production trailer and had their way with her. Fortunately for Anthony Anderson the charges were dropped as a judge claimed that the case was "suspicious" and things didn't add up. We're glad Anderson's with us today and we can appreciate his art… As for those that cry wolf, find another way to make a dollar.
Diddy, who these days has gone back to his original stage name, Puffy, has always been the life of the party and one of the biggest musical entrepreneurs of all time. He's done everything imaginable to insert himself into conglomerates and all types of businesses. From his deal with the grape-based codka company, Ciroc, to his partnership with Mark Wahlberg for the water company, AQUAhydrate, to his own high quality clothing company in Sean John, Puff does it all.
With all that being said, in 1999, Diddy was involved in a shootout in the front of Bronx nightclub that resulted in a bystander being non-fatally shot in the head. At the time he was with his ex-girlfriend in Jennifer Lopez and an entourage with a rapper known as Shyne, who did ten years behind the shooting. Diddy was charged with weapon charges, and J-Lo ended up breaking up with the Bad Boy Records CEO. We wonder what really happened that night…
Tupac has always been filled with a dichotomy of theories and philosophies. Many of which were filled with positive messages for the benefits of human relationships, health issues, and social injustices. Unfortunately, Tupac also had a dark side that resulted in violence, harsh treatment of women, and admitting to stomping out movie directors during live show tapings. He wasn't always right, but his positive message has outlived the negative aspects of his life.
Unfortunately, this chapter of Pac's life wasn't the brightest. In March of 1995, he was arrested for sexually assaulting a female fan of his. Shakur was found guilty and spent seven months behind bars before Death Row Records CEO, Suge Knight bailed the rapper out of prison. While Pac sat behind bars, his album, Me Against The World, was released and he became the first musician to release a number one album while in prison.
Kiefer's movie career was one of the biggest in the mid 1980s with movies like "The Bad Boy", "Stand By Me", and "Young Guns". With those movies under his belt his agent's phone hasn't stopped ringing to this very day. Unfortunately, during his multi-decade career he's had some hiccups along the way.
For instance this mug shot which looks like he's mentally preparing himself to pick a fight with the largest guy in jail was taken in December of 2007. The Canadian-born actor pled no contest to a drunk driving charge that landed him in the bing for 48 days. Even worse, this was the second time he had been caught by the authorities for driving intoxicated.
Mischa Barton got her big break in 1996 as she made a guest appearance on the hit soap opera "All My Children." Afterwards the roles started rolling in from the thriller, "The Sixth Sense", to her widely publicized role on Fox's, "The O.C.". Mischa had an amazing run in the spotlight. Unfortunately, at the peak of her success she was hauled in by the authorities for this side-smirking mug shot.
In December of 2007, Mischa was pulled over by Los Angeles police after the fuzz noticed that the actress was straddling two lanes of traffic in the midst of the night. Doing the just thing, the authorities pulled Barton over and discovered that she was not only intoxicated, but she had marijuana in her possession. Since then, she has cleaned up her act, but we find it weird that she played a character on "The O.C." that died from a car wreck. Mischa… you're smarter than this.
Heather Locklear has one of the most beautiful smiles in Hollywood. From her early days of 80s TV work like her role as Sammy Jo on "Dynasty", Locklear has had steady onscreen work for decades. Unfortunately, the blonde bombshell hasn't been the best decision maker in Hollywood, mainly due to the fact that she married Tommy Lee, and the other being this mug shot.
How did this dazed and confused mug shot come to be? In September of 2008, she was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription pills after a worried pedestrian called the authorities to warn them about a woman who exited her vehicle and started to stumble throughout the traffic lanes. Police came to find Locklear, stunned and wide-eyed in her car, blocking a full lane of traffic, which resulted in this deer in the headlights mug shot. We can definitely see the highness as well as the fear in her eyes.
Nicole Richie is one of the bubbliest and most spontaneous of the modern day socialites around. It doesn't hurt that she's pocket-sized and has one of the smoothest and charismatic adopted fathers of all time in Lionel Richie. The shi**y part is that with her rock star father, she inherited a rock star lifestyle and has gotten into some trouble during her journey.
Richie has had a troubled past involving both drugs and alcohol, both of which have resulted in her running into some trouble with the law. But this unconvincing puppy-eyed mug shot was taken in August of 2007 after turning herself in to serve a four day sentence for drunk driving. Her fake innocence in the photo isn't fooling us, but luckily she's cleaned up her act and is a mother of two these days.
Frank Sinatra and his voice are permanently ingrained in our societal entertainment. From movies to public events we all know the voice as soon as we hear it. But before all the glory, spotlights, and big band music, Frank was a kid like the rest of us and this mug shot definitely proves that he was a handsome one at that. What he did to get this snapshot is quite dumbfounding.
This mug shot was taken when Sinatra was only 23 years of age in the year 1938, making this mug shot the oldest on our list. Unfortunately, while in Bergan, New Jersey Sinatra was arrested for allegedly "seducing" another man's wife… Yep, that was something that could land you behind bars back then. Can you imagine if this law was upheld today? Can you imagine how full the prison system would be, because of infidelity? Scary… Anyway, can you blame this young Frank Sinatra?! He was one well put together youngster.
T.I. has had a roller coaster of a career, but fortunately from the looks of things he's just getting started. From his music career that took off so quickly as he became the self-proclaimed "King of the South" to his acting career that got him pivotal roles like the one he played in "Ant Man", he has been quite successful. On the other side of things, he has taken some sabbaticals during his career due to legal troubles…
This mug shot that was taken in September of 2003 after T.I. and his entourage were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. T.I. was in Florida and reportedly started to cause a little too much attention to himself in a Florida mall, things got ugly and T.I. ended up wearing silver bracelets. This isn't the first time he's ran into trouble, years after this incident T.I. was arrested for gun possession and a drug possession incident, both incidents at two different times. Plus… the guy punched Floyd Mayweather, hopefully his days behind bars are a thing of a past, he has too much to lose these days.
The fact that George Clinton is 74 years old and still touring like he's in his 20s is proof that doing what you love to do will keep you as youthful as the day you discovered it. The leader of Parliament-Funkadelic did everything that he wanted to do, from creating his own funky lane to getting inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, an honor many musicians will never get to experience. But with his funky lifestyle comes along rules that he refuses to follow.
This mug shot, which may be the greatest mug shot of all time, proves that George Clinton is far ahead of his time. F or all we know he might not even be human. This GOAT mug shot was taken in December of 2003, when he was busted for cocaine possession and drug paraphernalia. Fortunately, George Clinton being who he is was able to post bond within the hour of taking this classic flick. Hey, with a rainbow weave life that, do you think he wouldn't be into anything a little harder than the usual pot or alcohol cases listed amongst these celebrity mug shots?
Imagine your top of the world in the late 90s and early 2000s and then all of the sudden all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that you put into your music career is suddenly a joke… Ok, that was harsh but unfortunately we don't see the Backstreet Boys making a huge comeback anytime soon. Then again, who would have thought that Nick Carter would take on the role as the bad boy in the group.
With that being said, the blonde-locked frontman ended up taking this picture in March of 2005, after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Carter tried to prove his innocence by performing a field sobriety test but failed miserably as the police determined that he was clearly intoxicated. His publicist supposedly claimed that this all a misunderstanding due to prescribed medication. Suuuure…
Andre 3000 is known as one of the innovative hip hop artists of all time. He's sharply yet quirkily dressed at all times, he's one of the complex and smooth rhymers in the hip hop community, and he's also the most sought after talent wanted on record. But not even all of accolades and praising in the world could save him from this mug shot.
Andre's hair cut is the first thing that we notice that doesn't really scream hardened criminal, but more like a 1930s college student. What did he do to earn this photo you might ask? 3000 was driving extremely fast at 109mph in his Porsche, and when the Georgia police asked him why he was driving so fast in a 65mph zone, he replied that he had missed the exit he wanted and was forced to turn around. Whoa there speed racer… Andre's not known for rushing anything, especially his creative process, but apparently during his day to day routine he can get frustrated.
When it comes to gangsta rap a lot of what you're hearing is actually made up rhetoric in order to impress the masses and the rapper's peers, but when it comes to Young Jeezy, he really lives that life. The Atlanta-born rapper might appear to be hardened by the streets in which he was raised, but in all actuality he is an aggressive businessman who's broken down barriers for people who were raised in similar situations that helped mold Jeezy to become himself. Unfortunately, sometimes things get too real.
This mug shot was from an arrest in March 2006, after the stern-faced Jeezy was pulled over in Florida with concealed firearms in his vehicle. Supposedly, a shootout that occurred in Miami's South Beach sparked the idea that Jeezy was involved. From his perspective, we assume that he was just trying to protect himself. Luckily these days he's too busy running his own record label and working with some of the largest companies/distributors in the music business.
If you think about it, the kid from "Home Alone" probably would have ended up behind bars sooner or later. He was able to sneak off away from his family, find his way home, and beat the crap out of two burglars… He was a little too smart, if you know what we mean. Anyway, Macaulay Culkin isn't the same adorable little blonde child… He grew up to be the guy in this mug shot.
In September 2004, Culkin was pulled over in his friend's car while in Oklahoma during a routine traffic stop, marijuana and prescription pills were found. Unfortunately, for the child actor he had no prescription for the pills found, and he ended up in the clink temporarily. From the looks of his mug shot, he probably has popped a few pills in his day.
Well what do we have here… We hear a lot of talk coming from right wing Limbaugh about the hard drugs that plague the streets of America and how he wants to lock up every "drug dealer" in America, but from what it looks like, he's a huge fan of "drug dealers," which is the reason for this cheesing mug shot that we have before us today.
Limbaugh turned himself into Palm Beach police in April 2006, after investigators determined that he was fishing for prescription pills. Supposedly, Rush was bouncing from doctor to doctor racking up powerful prescription pills from whoever would give them to him. From our perspective he looks like the drug addicts and the doctors look like the drug dealers. What a coincidence. Maybe Limbaugh should rethink his theories on the war on drugs.
From the looks of things, Larry King appears to be one of the most patient, thoughtful, and intellectual media personalities to ever live. He's been in the entertainment industry longer than the millennials have been alive and the day that Larry King Live went off of air, we were heart broken. But overall, we do have a clear understanding that he's done more for journalism than we can think of and he deserves his time off to spend with his family and friends. With all that being said, even Larry King himself has fallen victim to the mug shot.
From the looks on his face, Larry King was just caught in a wrong place, wrong time situation, and he was. King was working with a big bank financier and ended up on the wrong end of a deal, in which he ended up in massive debt. He was originally charged with grand larceny, which would have landed King in prison for years, but fortunately for him, the judge threw the charges out and King ended up taking the wrap for writing a bad check. Thank God, because we probably would have lost the greatest interviewer of all time.
There's a lot you can say about Heidi Fleiss, you can call her a pimp, or madam if you want to get technical, you can call her a true criminal if you'd like, or you could call a true businesswoman in which all three are accurate depending on what angle you'd like to tackle. She's known as the "Hollywood Madam" and ran a prostitution ring in Los Angeles. Makes sense she would have a mug shot or two floating around out there, eh?
Alright, let's get to it here… Let's start with the sloppy drunken photo, the unkempt hair and stressed smile which shows us that she clearly doesn't give two sh**s about being incarcerated. As for her charges, she was caught in Nevada driving under the influence, in the possession of prescription drugs, and driving without a license. Ladies and gentlemen, this is perfect example of someone who is living as recklessly as possible. Parents, please don't raise your daughters to become a Heidi Fleiss…
Mickey Rourke has been in the spotlight for years from his actual professional boxing career to his leading role in the 1982 film, "Diner. Mickey has carved out one crazy lane in entertainment for himself. We think his biggest film didn't come out until recently when he starred in the critically acclaimed film, "The Wrestler", in which he received a Golden Globe for in 2009. Unfortunately, he's had a few hiccups on the way to stardom.
Rourke was arrested after the police noticed he made an illegal U-turn on his Vespa scooter. The cop instantly noticed that he reeked of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot red, which earned him a trip to the bing. From the looks of his mug shot though, the guy doesn't seem too bummed. Greater things did come after he was booked for drinking and driving, we just think it's funny Mickey Rourke owns a Vespa.
Chris Tucker has been in hiding in recent years, but we can never forget the classics that he's given us over the years from "Friday" to all of the "Rush Hour[s]". Tucker has provided us with uncountable laughs but now he has stepped back from the limelight and has been doing his thing in Georgia. Unfortunately, one of the things involved an incident with the police.
The clean cut Chris Tucker was pulled over in McDuffie, Georgia after local police clocked him doing 109mph on the highway in his Bentley. When he was told to stop, the actor kept driving, eventually he pulled over and he was charged with reckless driving and fleeing to elude authority figures when he refused to stop initially. The funny thing is, is that when he asked why he didn't pull over, he told the police that he was late for church, which explains the collared shirt. Looks like we'll never get Smokey back for another Friday film, if he's that invested into getting to church on time.
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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."
Maria Jose Cristerna: Most Body Modifications
Most body modifications on a female is held by Maria Jose Cristerna (Mexico) who has a total of 49 body modifications, including significant tattoo coverage, a range of transdermal implants on her forehead, chest and arms, and multiple piercings in her eyebrows, lips, nose, tongue, ear lobes, belly button and nipples. Maria Cristerna is also referred to as "The Mexican Vampire lady." She had dental work to make her look like she has fangs and even has titanium horns inserted into her head making her the scariest looking woman ever.
The The 35-year-old mother-of-four gives talks to women suffering from domestic abuse. "At first people were interested in my looks because it was cool, because it attracts attention and because it's something different," Cristerna is quoted as saying in a Sky News article. "But I see it as something good among all the bad, because I'm giving a message. I won't be able to change the thinking of the entire world, but I'm always there to help the people that need it."
Jessica Long: Amputee Athlete
Jessica Tatiana Long (born February 29, 1992) is a Russian-born United States Paralympic swimmer from Baltimore, Maryland competing in S8 and SB7 category events. She has held world records in several events in her class and has won multiple gold medals over three Summer Paralympics. Long entered the international stage at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, winning three gold medals in swimming. Aged twelve at the time, she was the youngest competitor on the U.S. Paralympic Team. One of her gold medals was the 100-meter freestyle.
Long was born Tatiana Olegovna Kirillova in Bratsk, Siberia and adopted at the age of 13 months. Because of fibular hemimelia, her lower legs were amputated when she was 18 months old. She learned to walk with prostheses. Long has been involved in many sports including gymnastics, cheerleading, ice skating, biking, trampoline, and rock climbing. She began swimming in her grandparents' pool before joining her first competitive team in 2002. The next year, Long was selected as Maryland Swimming's 2003 Female Swimmer of the Year with a Disability.
Cindy Jackson: Most Cosmetic Procedures
Cindy Jackson, born in 1956 in Hazard, Kentucky, United States is an American plastic surgery pioneer and best-selling author and television personality. In 2000 she was listed in the Guinness World record book for having had more cosmetic surgery procedures than anyone else. Since 1987 she has spent over $100,000 on 47 cosmetic procedures and has had 14 full scale operations including facelifts, two nose operations, eye lifts, knee, waist, abdomen and thigh liposuction, jaw surgery, lip and cheek implants, chemical peels and dozens of non-surgical procedures.
Jackson, 55, grew up in small town Ohio, with a short-tempered father and low self-esteem. She recalled a comment someone made to her when she was young: "One guy said when I was 14, 'You know Cindy, when you smile, from the side your nose and chin almost meet.'" She said: "It was like being in the wrong body and wrong face and I felt that very much and wanted to change it." When her father died, he left her some money, and she used it to start her transformation. She says she's been careful to take it slow, but also said she just wants to look beautiful and young. "I feel like a young spirit and I don't want to look in the mirror and see and old face. I feel this is me," she said. "This is the way I should look."
Christine Walton: World's Longest Fingernails
The longest fingernails in the world today belong to Christine Walton from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Originally measured as the new record holder in February 2011, Walton's nails at that time measured a combined 6.019 m (19 ft 1 in). After getting measured again in 2013, Walton's nails had grown to a combined 7.314 m (23 ft 11 in). The 45 year-old, who is also a talented singer going by the stage name "The Dutchess," hasn't cut her fingernails since 1990.
"I never made a conscious decision to grow the nails, but with all my children and the music commitments I guess it was easier to let the nails grow. Then one day I look down and they're like 9 inches long!" Walton insists the nails don't prevent her from living a normal life; she can still braid hair, cook and drive. To add some perspective, the length of The Dutchess' fingernails are the equivalent of: One killer whale, two mini coopers, five average adult arm spans, a president's nose on Mount Rushmore, the entire length of the average 12-year-old boy's intestines.
Sarah Paddy Jones: World's Oldest Acrobatic Salsa Dancer
The oldest female acrobatic salsa dancer is Sarah Paddy Jones (UK, born 1 July 1934) who won the first prize on the Spanish TV talent show "Tu Si Que Vales" in December 2009. Paddy was born in Stourbridge, England. She started dancing classical dance when she was 2 years old and at the age of fifteen began taking classes in more disciplines. However, she left dancing at the age of 22 when she married her husband, David. They moved to Gandia, Spain in 2001 when her husband retired, but David died of leukaemia just two years later.
After the death of her husband, Paddy decided to take flamenco classes at Nicolás "Nico" Espinosa's academy of dance, where she learned to dance salsa and formed the salsa dancing duo "Son del Timbal" with Nico (who is 40 years younger than her). In 2014, Paddy and Nico competed in the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent, where they finished ninth overall.
Karol Meyer: Breath Holder
The longest time to hold the breath underwater is 18 min 32.59 sec and was achieved by Karoline Mariechen Meyer (Brazil) at the Racer Academy swimming pool in Florianopolis, Brazil, on 10 July 2009. Karoline is a professional freediver who trained for four months to try and break the record. Prior to the attempt she inhaled oxygen for 24 minutes.
Meyer began diving during childhood. She became a competitive freediver in 1998. She has gone on to hold 8 world records, 2 Pan-American Records, 30 South American records, and 6 national records. She has also won several international competitions representing Brazil. Besides freediving, Meyer contributes toward fundraising for needy communities, public schools. She supports programmes against child labour, and advocated for children who live in front of the sea and have parents whose income depends directly on the sea.
Rumeysa Gelgi: World's Tallest Teenager
Guinness World Records presented Rumeysa Gelgi with the record title of Tallest Female Teenager in the world. The 17-year-old, who has a standing height of 213.6 cm (7ft 0.09 in), received the award in a special presentation in her hometown of Safranbolu, Karabük, in Turkey. Rumeysa is currently in the 11th grade at high school and lives at home with her parents and older siblings - who are all normal height.
Guinness World Records Official Seyda Subasi-Gemici said: "Guinness World Records celebrates diversity and recognises extraordinary people all over the world. Rumeysa Gelgi has shown tremendous courage in the way that she has dealt with her condition, and it is an honour to meet and award her with the record title of Tallest Teenager." Medical experts believe that Rumeysa's condition is caused by Weaver's syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid growth. In addition to her exceptional height, Rumeysa's hands measure 24.5 cm and feet 30.5 cm.
Vivian Wheeler: World's Longest Beard
With the longest hair in her beard measuring 11 inches - 27.9 cm., Vivian Wheeler of Illinois is blessed with having the longest beard for a female. Her father insisted she start shaving at the age of 7, but since 1993 Vivian Wheeler has not, letting her beard grow. She said "I am in the Guinness Book of World Records and people tell me I am famous, that it's a history book but it doesn't comprehend in my head. I hope it never does because I don't want to be that kind of person that they think I could be or should be."
Wheeler has a medical condition called hermaphroditism. Meaning, she is 50 percent male and 50 percent female. She said she was born with facial hair but when she was about five that facial hair began to grow darker. When that happened, her father couldn't even look at her and sold her into a life on the road with the Ringling Brother's Circus. It's a life she said may seem bizarre to others but one that has a special purpose.
Duangjay Samaksamam: World's Largest Hands
Doctors believe that this woman has the "World's biggest hands" since each of her arms weighs 21 pounds. Duangjay Samaksamam is a shop owner from Surin province in Thailand. For over 50 years, she has suffered from a very painful and rare condition that has her limbs permanently swollen. She says that moving is painful for her even when handling simple tasks. "My hands are so heavy I can barely lift them to comb or shampoo my hair, it's very difficult. Getting dressed is also very difficult and painful," she says.
The 59-year-old was embarrassed by her condition and spent her first 20 years as a recluse. She was ashamed of her look and never even went to school. Circumstances forced her to stop hiding so that she could earn a living and take care of her parents. She took over the running of her family's grocery shop. Medics around the world have a keen interest in her and many of them have attempted to reduce the swelling through surgery. None to date however has succeeded. "Some doctors said the only solution was to cut off my hands if I wished to walk around freely. But I don't want to do that," she says.
Tatyana McFadden: Wheelchair Racer
Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville was named Paralympic Female Athlete of the Year. McFadden captured her third straight marathon grand slam, won her first marathon world title and set three T54 world records this year. McFadden broke the New York City Marathon's women's wheelchair course record by 7 minutes, 20 seconds with a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes, 4 seconds.
McFadden was born in Leningrad, then Soviet Union, on 21 April 1989. She was born with spina bifida, a congenital disorder that paralyzed her from the waist down. After her birth mother abandoned her in an orphanage that was too poor to afford a wheelchair for her, she walked on her hands for the first six years of her life. The doctors told her she was so sick that she had very little time to live. While in the orphanage, she met Deborah McFadden, who was visiting Russia as a commissioner of disabilities for the U.S. Health Department. Deborah, a single mother, adopted Tatyana and took her to live in Baltimore.