Challenging The Patriarchy In Its Wake, Harnaam Kaur -The Youngest Guinness World Records Holder

A 24-year-old uk based model cum social activist, Harnaam Kaur has yet again made the round with her entry in the Guinness World Records as “the youngest female with a beard”!

Being an absolute epitome of inner strength and confidence, this “Bearded Dame” lives to challenge the patriarchal standards beauty by sporting a full, dark & curly beard in all its glory.

“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.

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Kaur, who has been in news for quite few years now, has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes a woman to have more male hormones that female ones. Choosing to grow out her bread rather than continue resorting to senseless experiments, at the age of 11, Kaur hasn’t always had it easy. she has been the subject of bullying due to the condition, so much so when she was younger that she even considered taking her own life. However, the constant criticism couldn’t dampen her spirits for a very long time- she soon came out stronger and channeled her energy into more positive activities- appearing as a catwalk model and body image activist and campaigns against bullying and now spreading an empowering massage with her inclusion in  ‘Guinness World Records’.

Guinness World Records said: “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.

“She describes her place in the Guinness World Records book as ‘absolutely humbling’ and hopes it will help her to impart her empowering message. 2016 has been a huge year for Harnaam, having become the first female with a beard to walk the runway at London Fashion Week in March.”

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Having over 13, 000 and growing followers on Instagram page, Kaur turns to social media, expressing her gratitude in the most humbling way, “I can now proudly announce that I am a Guinness World Record book holder. 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. It is amazing to be valued and celebrated being a Bearded Lady. I am proud to hold this amazing record.

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Owing to her fan and followers she, further added, “I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realize that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing!”

Other than Kaur, The longest pet cat and a llama who has made the highest jump are among the other stand-out entries this year.

“The 2017 edition teems with fun and educational content that will fascinate, entertain and educate knowledge-seekers of all ages and interests,” ‘Guinness World Records’ said in a statement.

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