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Indian-origin Harnaam Kaur enters Guinness Records as youngest bearded woman

Harnaam Kaur, a 24-year-old British Sikh model-cum campaigner

London, Sep 9 (UITV)- Harnaam Kaur, a 24-year-old British Sikh model-cum campaigner sporting a Six-inch-long facial hair on entered the Guinness World Records as the youngest female with a beard.

Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, a rare hormonal condition that results in the growth of facial hair in women. She describes herself as “Bearded Dame, Body confidence activist, Anti Bully Activist, Plus Size Model” and dresses in Sikh turban.

Her record citation reads: “Now with a beard measuring as long as six inches, she overcame years of bullying to take ownership of her appearance and achieve this record title at the age of 24 years 282 days.”

“She describes her place in the ‘Guinness World Records’ book as ‘absolutely humbling’ and hopes it will help her to impart empowering message,” it added. In March 2016, she became the first female with a beard to walk the runway at London Fashion Week.

“I can now proudly that I am a ‘Guinness World Record’ book holder. I have wanting to publish this news for absolutely ages, but I had to keep things under wrap until the book launched,” Kaur said in a social media post.

Kaur, who was bullied as a child, has gone on to model for Urban Bridesmaid Photography and made her debut on the catwalk by opening the Marianna Harutunian Royal Fashion Day show in March, wearing her traditional Sikh turban, a navy dress and black heels.

Overcoming the bullying to cope with her appearance was her biggest quest that sether to an extra-ordinary journey.