Back in 2010, Supatra “Natty” Susuphan won a world record that she is not particularly proud of. It was for “The World’s Hairiest Girl.” But the young woman who is from Bangkok, Thailand, suffers from Ambras Syndrome, which causes excess hair to grow all over her body and not just her face. The young woman, who is only seventeen years old, decided to start shaving her face because it was just too hairy. And when she started that new personal care routine, she realized that she had more control in her life.
And soon she met the “love of her life,” and they got married, although she is still just a teenager.
The rare genetic disorder, which is also called Werewolf Syndrome, is a form of hypertrichosis and cause body hair to grow all over the young woman’s body.
After winning the Guinness World Record for World’s Hairiest Girl back in 2010, she realized that she did not just want to be defined by the hair growing on her body and face. She wanted to show the world that she is so much more than that.
Because the hair grew so thick on her face, arms, legs, and back, she started shaving. Her father told the local media all about it. And if you take a quick glance at her social media feed, you’ll see that she has found love and happiness.
She has married the man of her dreams, as she indicated with the following social media post: “You’re not just my first love, you’re the love of my life.”
Susuphan is just one of a few dozen people to have been known to suffer from Ambras Syndrome or Werewolf Syndrome since the Middle Ages. It is truly a very rare condition.
When the disease was not understood, suffers were called “werewolves” and shunned by their communities. Even to this day, people with Ambras syndrome can be outsiders and outcasts in their society.
Although people at school sometimes called Susuphan Wolf Girl or Chewbacca, her family and real friends have always loved her for who she is.
When she was winning the Guinness World Record, she said, “I don’t feel any different to anyone else, and I’ve got lots of friends at school… Being hairy makes me special. There were a few people who used to tease me and call me monkey face, but they don’t do it anymore. I’m very used to this condition. I can’t feel the hair as it has always been like this. I don’t feel anything. It does sometimes make it difficult to see when it gets long. I hope I will be cured one day.”
Some readers shared their responses to this woman’s decision to shave and move on with life via the comment section on Mail Online. The following are some of the best ones:
“God bless you. Hope you have a very happy future.”
“The very best to her and her husband in the future. Pretty sure a whole family in Mexico is afflicted with this syndrome. Curious why her sibling wouldn’t be.”