Supattra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, those afflicted with it were branded 'werewolves'.
She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth.
Supattra Sasupan, 11, from Thailand, is the world's hairiest girl. She is seen here with her national ID card - issued to all children aged seven to 14 - at a school in Bangkok
Under the 2011 Identity Card Act, all Thai citizens from the age of seven onwards must have ID cards to distinguish them from foreigners so that they can get access to national health services.
And yesterday, Supattra and other pupils between the ages of seven and 14 were given theirs.
Although she has faced merciless teasing at school, Supattra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular.
'I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in,' she said. 'All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me.'
For the record: Supattra prepares to have her ID card made at school
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