Betty on the News: World’s Tallest Man is Looking for Love
Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, is hoping his newfound title will help get him a date
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
After being declared the tallest man in the world, 8’1″ Sultan Kosen is looking for love. The 27-year-old Turk was given the title on Thursday after his Ukrainian rival dropped out of the running by refusing to be measured. In addition to the media exposure, Kosen is hoping that his Guinness Book of World Records ranking will help him attract a date.
“Up until now it’s been really difficult to find a girlfriend,” Kosen said through an interpreter. “I’ve never had one, they were usually scared of me. … Hopefully now that I’m famous I’ll be able to meet lots of girls. I’d like to get married.”
Kosen is one of only 10 confirmed or reliably reported cases in which humans have grown past the eight-foot mark. (Huffington Post)