After Five Years Of Stretching Her Neck, ‘Giraffe Woman’ Finally Shed Her Rings


Body modification is the practice of deliberately physically changing your appearance. It can be as simple as getting a nose piercing or as complex as getting plastic surgery. For one woman, Sydney Smith, her body modification of choice was something a little more extreme.

Also known as the “Giraffe Woman,” Sydney has spent five years elongating her neck. While the practice actually has roots in a remote Southeast Asian tribe, it has hadan intense impact on her health, both physically and mentally.