When Samantha Ramsdell was growing up, other kids made fun of her large mouth. Now, the Connecticut resident can have the last laugh — and a world record to boot.
Ramsdell, 31, was certified on July 15 by Guinness World Records as having the world’s largest mouth gape for a female.
Her mouth is capable of holding a large order of fries from McDonald’s, USA Today reported. Ramsdell’s mouth gape measures 6.52 centimeters, or 2.56 inches, according to Guinness. It is also wide, measuring 4 inches across, Guinness said.
If Ramsdell had been a fish, there is no doubt of the species. Classmates teased her by calling her “big bass mouth,” according to People.
Ramsdell’s record was confirmed after adjudicator Spencer Cammarano and others visited her local dentist’s office in South Norwalk, People said. The length and width of her mouth were measured with digital calipers.
“I’ve turned one of my biggest flaws into my biggest assets (sic),” Ramsdell wrote on Instagram.
In case you were wondering, the world record for largest gape by a male belongs to Isaac Johnson, of Bloomington, Minnesota, Guinness said. Johnson had lost the title, but regained it in October 2020 with a measurement of 10.175 centimeters, or slightly more than 4 inches, according to Guinness.
Ramsdell became an internet sensation on TikTok, where she would stuff doughnuts or fit four single-stacked cheeseburgers into her mouth, People reported. And that large order of fries? No problem.