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Meet Erika Ervin, The Tallest Model In The World

Erika’s perseverance and dedication were rewarded with fame and acclaim.

Erika Ervin’s gender transition in 2004 was the fulfilment of a lifelong goal. Although no one in her family supported her, the choice did come with some loss because she was finally left on her own. Erika persevered though, and over the years she cultivated a sizable, global network of allies, many of whom have never criticised her decisions.

Erika is a fierce supporter of LGBT rights, abuse victims, and HIV-positive people today.

The role model can inspire someone who has lost faith in or confidence in oneself.


“Every young woman deserves a period of blossoming. Be patient while coming out to your loved ones because they will support you. Respect yourself. Be mindful of what you see in the mirror, and treat yourself with kindness. I deserve love, tell yourself. One of the most crucial aspects of your transition and your mental health is self-acceptance, Erika remarked in an interview.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Erika Ervin (R) and guest attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)Tommaso Boddi/WireImageLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Erika Ervin (R) and guest attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

Erika has performed a recurring role on American Horror Story: Freak Show as a character known as Amazon Eve.

Due to her unusual height of 6 feet 8 inches, the fitness instructor in the film caught everyone’s attention.


Erika found it very difficult to land leading acting roles because she was frequently offered roles as an alien or monster. She eventually became so worn out from living in an office that she had to join a gym. Sadly, this was a disaster since she tried to achieve an unattainable size 0 physique at the expense of her health. Erika eventually realised the value of her blunders, changed her perspective on her physique, and now sees herself as a larger-than-life version of Superwoman.


She travels the world taking part in modelling assignments and height comparison picture sessions after realising who she truly is.

Erika received the Guinness World Records title of “World’s Tallest Professional Model” in 2011.


Of her relationship status, the brunette is in a happy affair and barely has to bend over to kiss her man. Her boyfriend is a man by the name of Dennis Hargrove, who is in his sixties and is 6’4″ tall, making the two almost a perfect match. When Erika first met Dennis, he was working as her accountant, they hit it off. Erika has the moniker Victory from him because he admires her so much.


Dennis claims that she also embodies the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue found in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

She is a kind, loving companion to me, he remarked. She occasionally complains about her height, but I am aware that she actually likes it. She enjoys acting out her superhero fantasies, dressing up and eradicating evil from the world with nothing but her intellect, martial arts, and sense of justice.


Erika struggled with herself and the people around her growing up, so her path to self-acceptance wasn’t always easy.


The model first noticed she was different at age 5, and by the time she was 7, she recognised her male gender was the main source of her discomfort. Erika admitted that she liked the toys made for females and the way more feminine names sounded when she looked in the mirror. This was especially true because all of her pals at the time were girls.



I used to believe in magic, hehe. At that age, I was a huge fan of angels and dragons, and I always wanted one to come and guard me as in the movie Pete’s Dragon. Erika had a difficult relationship with her father before her mother left the abusive man, but no one came to her aid. Erika’s father has never embraced her, but despite this, she has shown that she can stand up for herself.


Erika offers this advice to those who are still having trouble accepting themselves: “Have fun and appreciate your life. Be careful out there.


But according to studies, height has a significant impact on how we feel emotionally. As it turns out, those who were taught to feel shorter frequently exhibit higher levels of vulnerability and paranoia. Erika may have never experienced such paranoia in her life because of her exceptional height, but she has undoubtedly faced many other challenges on the road to happiness.


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