After going viral on TikTok with more than 50 million views under her belt, Samantha Ramsdell has broken the record for being the woman with the largest mouth in the world.
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An incredibly large mouth
The 31-year-old explained that she initially set up her TikTok account to find ways of escaping boredom but soon gained massive attention when users started to notice the size of her mouth.
She was eventually coaxed into reaching out to the Guinness World Record to officialize her title as largest mouth gape. Upon going to a dentist to get official measurements accompanied by an adjudicator, Dr. Elke Cheung worked out an average of her 'maximum stretch', which was a whopping 6.52 cm.The impressive size of her gaping mouth contributes to her seemingly effortless ability to insert an entire apple inside of her mouth.
Bullied for being different
Though she might currently have a whopping 1.4 million followers on social media, Ramsdell admitted that life with such a large mouth wasn't always so easy. In her youth, she explains how she was teased and bullied by her physical appearance:
Being 31 and being able to get a record for something that really I was so insecure about, something that I wanted to keep so small, it's great because now it's like one of the biggest, best things about me.
If I had advice for anyone who had a large body part, or something really unique, and they wanted to go for the Guinness World Records title, I would say do it!
Do it proud and make it your biggest asset. It's your superpower, it is the thing that makes you special and different from everyone else walking around.
You know getting a Guinness World Records title, it's finally being almost able to show some of the bullies or people who doubted me, or tormented me, that hey - I have a big mouth but at least I have the biggest one in the world!