Humans come in all sorts of size, shape, and personality.
Although the general anatomy is largely the same between one person and the next, a small group of people is either fortunate or unfortunate enough to have distinct physical features.
In many cases, they are different due to rare medical conditions that affect just mere fractions of total births and population.
Despite being and looking different from most, the women in the following list have found ways to contribute to the society at large.
They use what they have to tackle through monumental challenges and transform limitations into advantages to carve the path to achieve life goals.
Every decision, struggle, achievement, lifestyle, and peculiarity shall be told and shared over and over again that the world will always remember them until the distant future.
Whether their stories act as reminders of poor life choices or powerful inspirations to us all, these women have certainly made their marks in history.
10 Jyoti Amge
The very short woman who played as Ma Petite in the American Horror Story: Freak Show is none other than Jyoti Amge.
Born December 16, 1993 in central India, Amge actually was of average stature, but that stopped as she reached the age of five.
At that point, her mother realized that some kind of disorder had stopped her from growing any taller.
It turned out that she has a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia. She is 26 years old now and just nearly 3 feet tall.
9 Pixee Fox
In 2015, Pixee Fox underwent a surgery to remove six ribs for the sole purpose of having an extreme hourglass figure.
Thanks to the procedure, her waist is now a mere 16 inches when wearing a corset.
Fox believes she can still reduce it to reach an even smaller 14 inches and be the new record holder.
Cathie Jung is the currently Guinness World Record holder with her 15 inches waist corseted.
Fox’s main inspirations for the body modification are cartoon characters like Jessica Rabbit and Tinker Bell.
8 Bethany Hamilton
Born February 8, 1990 in Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer and survivor of a shark attack.
In October 2003 during a morning surf in Kauai, a shark bit off her left arm.
Believe it or not, the actual shark that had attacked her was eventually caught not long after the incident.
The shark still had surfboard debris in its mouth, and measurements of its mouth matched the bite-mark on Hamilton’s surfboard.
The attack never stopped her from getting back to the waves and building an impressive track record as a professional surfer.
7 Julia “Zlata” Gunthel
Former Russian gymnast Julia Gunthel, or more popularly known as Zlata, released her 2016 calendar to showcase how much flexibility her body could muster.
More than that, she also had the intention to emphasize her best poses and charms especially after a marriage split in 2015.
Many of the poses on her calendar or stage performances seem to defy every law of human anatomy.
Her flexibility is a combination of talent, consistent practice, and a genetic condition called “hypermobility” that makes the connective tissue of the body much more elastic than normal.