Sikh woman enters Guinness World Records as youngest woman with beard
9 SEP 2016-Harnaam Kaur, a 24-year-old British Sikh model, has entered the Guinness World Records as the youngest female with a beard on Thursday, news agency PTI has reported.
“Now with a beard measuring as long as six inches in places, she overcame years of bullying to take ownership of her appearance and achieve this record title at the age of 24 years 282 days,” her record citation reads.
“I can now proudly announce that I am a Guinness world record book holder!,” she wrote on her social media account.
“I have been wanting to publish this news for absolutely ages, but I had to keep things under wrap until the book launched. I am super proud to hold this record, the inner child in me is so pleased.”
“I grew up reading this book, I even tried breaking some of my own records wanting to be in this book,” Harnaam wrote on Instagram.
Harnaam added that she hoped her achievement would inspire others to believe in themselves.
“I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realise that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing!”
Earlier this year, she walked the ramp during the Royal Fashion Day show sporting a traditional Sikh turban.
Harnaam had to face bullying as a child due to her facial hair that began to grow when she was just 11, due to polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition.
“I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realise that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing!
I present to you my record as ‘The youngest women with a full beard,” she added.