WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Connecticut woman has bagged the Guinness World Record for having the biggest mouth of any woman in the world.
- Samantha Ramsdell, whose mouth gape measures 6.52 cm, is a TikTok star with more than 1 million followers.
- On setting the record, Ramsdell told her bullies, “Hey, I have a big mouth but at least I have the biggest one in the world!”
TikTok star Samantha Ramsdell set a world record for having the biggest mouth!
The 31-year-old Connecticut woman was recently certified by Guinness World Records to have the world’s largest mouth gape (female), measuring 6.52 centimeters.
Ramsdell’s massive mouth brought her to fame, amassing more than 1 million TikTok followers.
She told Guinness that her unlikely feature gave her difficulty growing up, as she was often bullied and teased for having a “big bass mouth.”
When she came to embrace her feature, she became confident in showing others what incredible feats she could do with her big mouth. On TikTok, she shows her followers how she is able to fit four single-stacked cheeseburgers and an entire large-sized French fry box into her mouth.
“Being 31 and being able to get a record for something that really I was so insecure about, something that I wanted to keep so small, it’s great because now it’s like one of the biggest, best things about me,” the aspiring comedian told Guinness.
On July 15, Guinness confirmed her record after adjudicator Spencer Cammarano and others paid a visit to her local dentist’s office in South Norwalk, and measured the length and width of her mouth using digital calipers.
“My mouth has set me apart from the other millions of comedians, singers and all these other creators. I never thought it would be possible to be this famous off my mouth, but it’s incredible. It’s really really cool,” she told Guinness.
Ramsdell has amassed 1.7 million followers since getting on TikTok as a way to keep busy during the pandemic. Her followers all tune in to watch various clips of her eating, singing and traveling.
She said of the milestone, “You know, getting a Guinness World Records title, it’s finally being almost able to show some of the bullies or people who doubted me, or tormented me, that hey — I have a big mouth but at least I have the biggest one in the world!”