‘Giraffe lady’ provides up on her quest to have a protracted neck

Discuss a protracted shot! ‘Giraffe lady’ who spent 5 YEARS stretching her neck with painful metallic rings to look extra like her favorite animal provides up her quest after ‘logic kicked in’

  • Sydney Smith dreamed of changing into identified around the globe for her lengthy neck 
  • She spent years sporting heavy rings in an try and push down her collarbone
  • However the 30-year-old has given up on the search after it began to rule her life 

A lady ‘obsessed’ with giraffes has given up on her dream of stretching her neck after spending years sporting a stack of heavy metallic rings.

Sydney Smith, 30, from Los Angeles, California, who calls herself ‘the giraffe lady’, needed to be identified around the globe for her lengthy neck.

Impressed by t he Kayan individuals in South East Asia, who’re identified for stretching their necks with brass coils, Sydney had her personal set of rings customized made and spent 5 years slowly including extra in an try and push down her collarbone. 

At its heaviest, the stack was made up of 15 rings and weighed an unbelievable 5lbs.

Sydney Smith painted as a giraffe

Sydney Smith shows off her long neck

Wild: Sydney Smith, 30, dreamed of changing into identified around the globe for her lengthy neck after being impressed by giraffes and the Kayan individuals of South East Asia, who put on heavy brass coils

Inspiration: Sydney Smith styled herself as the 'giraffe woman' after her favourite animal

Inspiration: Sydney Smith styled herself because the ‘giraffe lady’ after her favorite animal

Painful: Sydney grew tired of having to wear the metal rings, which eventually weighed 5lbs

Painful: Sydney grew uninterested in having to put on the metallic rings, which ultimately weighed 5lbs

However Sydney has now given up on her quest, admitting her life had turn out to be dominated by the rings.

She mentioned: ‘I could not operate correctly as a protracted neck lady with fifteen rings round my neck in the USA of America.

‘Except you’re keen to utterly isolate your self and you are a belief fund child and do not ever want to go away the home, do not ever have to drive, then possibly you possibly can pull it off.

‘I spent 5 years of my life with rings round my neck and I simply grew to become very introverted and remoted and felt just like the rings have been taking up my life in each means.

‘It was all the time in regards to the rings, it wasn’t about Sydney anymore. I attempted sticking my neck out to make it work however logic kicked in after some time.’

Sacrifice: Sydney, pictured with the rings, found her unusual quest was taking over her life

Sydney Smith

Sacrifice: Sydney, pictured with the rings, discovered her uncommon quest was taking up her life

Agony: The coils left Sydney with severe bruising and made her neck feel 'very weak'

Agony: The coils left Sydney with extreme bruising and made her neck really feel ‘very weak’

Sydney nonetheless considers herself the ‘Giraffe Girl,’ though today her neck is in bodily remedy a few occasions every week to ease the stiffness attributable to the load of the rings.

When Sydney took the necklace off, she had extreme bruising round her collarbone and mentioned her ‘neck felt very weak, sort of like arms on a toothpick.’

Her restoration is shifting alongside sooner than docs predicted and Sydney would not remorse her makes an attempt to elongate her neck.

Sydney painted like a giraffe

Sydney without the rings

Transformation: Sydney mentioned she felt her neck did stretch with the coils however has now shrunk

‘Individuals have this false impression that they assume that your neck goes to look tremendous lengthy whenever you take away the rings,’ she mentioned.

‘It goes again to regular. I do really feel my neck is longer than after I began however I really feel prefer it has shrunk since I took them off.

‘I actually loved the sensation of the rings round my neck. I miss the feeling of the load on the collarbones, which was in a bizarre means very comforting.’ 

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