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Once known as the "World's Hairiest Girl," Thai teenager Supatra "Nat" Sasuphan is now happily married and shaving her face and body, revealing what she actually looks like underneath. 

Nat, 17, was granted the distinction of "World's Hairiest Girl" in 2010 by Guinness World Records. Only a 10-year-old girl at the time, Nat was delighted by her title, telling Guinness, "Being hairy makes me special." 

"She's a remarkable little girl," said Marco Frigatti, the Guinness adjudicator who awarded Nat her title in 2010. "She's proud of who she is and wants to be treated just like everyone else. She's not the one with the problem -- it's only those who treat her differently who've got the problem." 

Nat's face and body have always been covered in hair as a result of a rare genetic condition called Ambras Syndrome, according to the Daily Mail. The condition, also known as Werewolf Syndrome, is incredibly uncommon. The Daily Mail reports that only 50 cases, including Nat, have been documented since the Middle Ages. 

As a young girl, Nat endured bullying, but she overcame the taunts and grew to accept her hair as part of who she is. 

"There were a few people who used to tease me and call me monkey face but they don't do it anymore," she said, according to the Daily Mail. I'm very used to this condition. I can't feel the hair as it has always been like this. I don't feel anything." 

Nat's mother and father said neighbors were suspicious of their daughter when they first brought her home from the hospital.

"When neighbors first saw Nat they asked what kind of sin I had done," Nat's father said, according to the Daily Mail. "I was very worried about what she would be when she grew up because of other children teasing her."

But neighbors quickly realized that Nat was just a normal little girl.

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"I don't feel any different to anyone else, and I've got lots of friends at school," she told Guinness in 2010. 

Although she accepted the hair as a large part of who she is, Nat still had her complaints. 

"It does sometimes make it difficult to see when it gets long," she said, according to the Daily Mail. "I hope I will be cured one day." 

Now, seven years after being named "World's Hairiest Girl," Nat has decided to start regularly shaving her face and body, according to the Daily Mail. 

Nat and her new husband have posted photos on Facebook showing off the hair-free look and expressing their love for each other. 

"You're not just my first love, you've the love of my life," one post read, according to the Daily Mail.

Sources: Daily Mail (2), Guinness World Records / Featured Image: Mr.TinDC/Flickr / Embedded Images: Guinness World Records, Facebook

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