World’s tallest man is now world’s tallest dad


Our hero Bao Xishun, the world’s tallest man, is now a proud father of a baby boy.

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Bao Xishun with his son: the baby is the smaller of the two, just so you know.

As we told you last week, Bao’s regular-sized wife Xia Shujuan was expecting a baby.

Well, yesterday, she gave birth to a 4.2kg baby boy at a hospital in Zunhua, in north China’s Hebei province.

The couple got married last year after Bao’s worldwide search for a bride ended with him finding true love with Xia – who came from his hometown of Chifeng.

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Bao and pregnant Xia take a walk in September

7ft 9in Bao recently reclaimed his title as the world’s tallest man, after Ukranian usurper Leonid Stadnyk refused to be officially measured by Guinness World Records officials.

It remains to be seen whether their son will take after Bao or 5ft 5in Xia on the height front. However big he grows, however, it seems likely that he’ll be able to settle playground disputes with a confident claim that ‘my dad is bigger than your dad.’

Our congratulations to the proud parents, may the child grow up healthy and happy.

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One thought on “World’s tallest man is now world’s tallest dad

  1. Amber says:

    happy endings 🙂

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