SLOUGH, UK (TIP): A model with six-inch long facial hair has become the youngest woman in the world to have a full beard, according to the Guinness World Records.
Body positivity campaigner Harnaam Kaur, 24, from Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom said it was “humbling” to be included.
She described her beard as part of her quest to overcome years of bullying to cope with her appearance.
“I’m confident and I love myself,” said Kaur to BBC Asia back in 2014.
In March 2016 she became the first female with a beard to walk the runway at London Fashion Week.
Ms Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that can result in the growth of excess facial hair, and was 11 when a beard started to appear on her face and the hair quickly spread to her chest and arms.
The condition made her the victim of bullying, she said: “All through secondary school I was bullied by I would say the whole school. “It was absolutely horrible. I hated waking up.”
HARNAAM, WHO SAYS SHE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM HER YOUNGER BROTHER AND FRIENDS, STOPPED USING HER RAZOR FOR GOOD AFTER BEING BAPTISED AS A SIKH AT 16.
She said that her religion has given her a lot more confidence.
“I think I had finally found myself in my natural form.
The practice of allowing hair to grow naturally, without cutting it, is seen as a symbol of respect for the perfection of God’s creation.