ED’S LET­TER

People (South Africa) - - Contents -

Hi All!

AN­OTHER week, an­other fab­u­lous is­sue filled to the max! One of the best things about life is that we are sur­rounded by so many dif­fer­ent types of peo­ple, and that’s why I love my job so much. I get the op­por­tu­nity to share amaz­ing sto­ries with you, our fab­u­lous read­ers, ev­ery week.

This week we have a wide va­ri­ety of real life sto­ries – some are truly amaz­ing, and oth­ers, to be hon­est, are just com­pletely bizarre. But that’s what makes them so in­ter­est­ing!

Lyida Shum, 37, has un­der­gone over 100 cos­metic surg­eries within four years so that she could look like a fa­mous Chi­nese ac­tress. Her ob­ses­sion has taken over her life, re­sult­ing in her spend­ing over R4.2-mil­lion on surg­eries. But what makes this story even more in­ter­est­ing is that Lyida used to be the heav­i­est man in China. Read about her eye-pop­ping trans­for­ma­tion on pages 12 and 13.

Paul Sturgess, 30, is the UK’s tallest man at 2.31 me­tres tall, and he’s just had his first suit spe­cially tai­lored for him, at a cost of R28 000. Read about the chal­lenges his height has brought him, also on page 13.

Dora Ali­cia Men­dez, 55, was found naked and miss­ing a limb, in a cage. Dora has been locked up for 15 years! Turn to page 15 for more on this hor­rific story.

Be­com­ing a ve­gan is no easy task. Twenty-two-year-old Dayna Young changed her eat­ing habits and life – check out her body on page 16. She looks in­cred­i­ble!

This last story was sent in by a reader, #SHETOO, a 28-year-old who tells us about be­ing a vic­tim of sex­ual as­sault. While this is a graphic story, we de­cided to share it be­cause we be­lieve that many would re­late – and ev­ery­one has the right to say ‘No!’ Please note, how­ever, that this heart­break­ing story is not for our sen­si­tive read­ers. Turn to page 18 to read more.

I hope you en­joy read­ing these cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries just as much as I did. Un­til next week ....

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