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World's Tallest Man Travels To Russia In Search Of A Wife

Jake Massey

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World's Tallest Man Travels To Russia In Search Of A Wife

What does the world's tallest man want for Christmas?

If you're now expecting a punchline to come your way, then prepare to be disappointed; a new wife, that's what the world's tallest man wants for Christmas.

It may not be particularly funny, but it is the truth.

Sultan Kösen, a Turkish farmer of Kurdish descent, stands at 8ft 3ins tall, which is 251cms.

This makes him the tallest person on the planet, and following a recent divorce, the 39-year-old is now the tallest single person on the planet.

Sultan wants to find a new wife. Credit: Newsflash
Sultan wants to find a new wife. Credit: Newsflash

He married a 5ft 9ins Syrian woman named Merve Dibo 10 years his junior back in 2013.

Sultan said the biggest problem in their relationship wasn't actually his bigness, but rather communication, as he speaks Turkish and his wife only spoke Arabic.

Despite this, they made it work for more than seven years, but now he is back on the market in search of a new wife, with whom he hopes to have kids.

Sultan jetted out to Moscow earlier this month and is confident he'll come back from Russia with love.

Explaining why he is searching the nation for his bride, he said he heard that Russian women possess incredible beauty and a loving soul; clearly, he's not too bothered about learning from his mistakes though, as Russian women typically speak Russian, not Turkish.

Speaking on TV show Let Them Speak on TV1 on Monday (20 December), he said: "It should be easy. I can provide well and do not need money.

"I would like to take my wife back to Turkey.

"I live in a historical place, in the southeast, but quite far from the sea. I heard that Russian women love hot, polite men. It should be easy."

Alright Sultan, you're sounding a little big-headed there, mate.

He added: "A Russian woman in love will adore her man forever."

Sultan fancies his chances. Credit: Newsflash
Sultan fancies his chances. Credit: Newsflash

Sultan's remarkable height was caused by a tumour affecting his pituitary gland which resulted in gigantism and acromegaly, which is when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone.

When he was announced as the world's tallest man by the Guinness World Records, prior to his marriage to Merve, he said he hoped the limelight and status would help him find a spouse.

He said: "The first thing I want to do is have a car that I can fit in, but more than that I want to get married.

"Up until now it's been really difficult to find a girlfriend. I've never had one, they were usually scared of me. I'm hoping now I will find one.

"Hopefully now that I'm famous I'll be able to meet lots of girls. I'd like to get married."

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash

Topics: Weird, Russia

Jake Massey
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