For 20 years, Duangjai Samaksamarn remained hidden from the world. Ashamed of a disfiguring congenital condition, she remained a recluse, never attending school, never marrying.
Duangjai Samaksamarn at her stall on a school sports day in Surin on Thursday. (Photo by Nopparat Kingkaew)
But that all changed 38 years ago. Forced out of hiding to take over her elderly parents' grocery store in Surin province, Ms Duangjai showed Samrong sub-district neighbours and customers her secret: arms so large she could barely lift them. And on Sept 25, she'll show them to the world.
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