Out of curiosity, I decided to know more about the skinniest person in the world dead or alive. I run into a good number of people but I decided to narrow down the list to 4 people who I feel deserved to be called be the skinniest persons. These people are so skinny that you could literally see the bones in their bodies.
There is a difference between Thin, Slim and Skinny but often used to describe people who have little, or too little flesh or fat on the body. Thin means not having a lot of extra flesh on the body; this is the opposite of fat. Slim means being gracefully thin whereas skinny means being unattractively thin.
Here is the list of the skinniest persons in the world
Lizzie Valasquez is one of the known skinniest person in the world alive. She suffers from a rare congenital disease called Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome which, among other symptoms, prevents her from accumulating body fat and gaining weight; only that less than 10 people in the world are known to have.
Aside from being of the skinniest person in the world alive, she is also called the “World’s Ugliest Woman. Velásquez is medically unable to gain weight and she has never weighed more than 29 kg (64 lbs), and reportedly has almost 0% body fat. To survive, she is required to eat many small meals and snacks throughout the day, averaging between 5,000 and 8,000 calories daily
Tom Staniford is so skinny that you can see his skull’s shape and structure. He is now known as the skinniest man in the world alive. Tom has a rare condition that his body is unable to store fat. He was born at a totally normal weight, but his condition has made him shrink in appearance.
Now at 31 years of age, Tom’s whole body is pretty much just skin and bone, yet he did not allow his condition to deter him from moving on with life. Tom is super athletic. He can be seen bicycling and going on all kinds of adventures.
Valeria Levitin before her death was the skinniest woman in the world. At 40 years old, she weighs only 26 kilos. — half of what the lightest person should weigh. She wasn’t born this way. Valeria was a healthy young woman until she went into extreme dieting due to pressure from her mother. According to Valeria, her mother always pushed her to be thin.
A decision she later regrets, At 5 ft 8 in tall, she became one of the skinniest people who suffer from extreme cases of anorexia. All her desperate effort to regain back her lost weight has been futile.
Kristina Karyagina, who reportedly weighed just 17kg after stopping eating properly during her time at high school, can be said to be thin to the limit. Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, is known as the world skinniest person because you could literally see the structure of her bones. She is so skinny that her Doctor once told her she could take part in a living corpse.
If you feel there is someone out there who deserve to be on this list, you can use the comment section.