An aspiring model surgically fracturing her legs so that she can become six feet tall.
Medical science can make almost anything possible, especially if it pertains to changing the way you look.
Alexandra Transer has wanted to be a model her entire life, but was told she was too short to do so.
From Raw Story:
“I had tried to get into modelling school when I was 17 but was told by the director that because I had stopped growing the only way I would ever be the right height was if I grew leg extensions. So that’s exactly what I decided to do. At first, my parents were really against it. My mum is only 5.2-foot and my dad 5.5-foot, so we are a family of shorties,”
Tanser is surgically fracturing her legs to become six feet tall. She has currently gained 2.5 inches in height to become 5 foot 4 inches tall. In the mean time, she has gotten additional cosmetic surgery to help her become a model.
Transer’s fractured bone began to grow together as she recovered. Meanwhile, she had to turn a screw on each cage four times a day, moving the healing fracture apart by approximately 0.10 centimeters a day. After nine months, Transer’s legs grew a total of 2.3in.
“The first operation went really well, and in nine months I grew by 6cm. I am now planning two more operations in the next couple of years, and by 2018 I will be 6ft,” Transer said. The 30-year-old, aware of her age, realizes she may be too old to model, but says, “I’ll dye my hair blonde and at least I will look and feel like one.”
No matter how expensive and painful it maybe, I guess it’s great that she has never given up on her dreams.