Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So you think American politicians are wierd?

Politician admits to leg extension surgery

A Queensland councillor has revealed she flew to Russia to have her legs surgically lengthened because she believed she was too short.

Hajnal Ban, 31, spent $40,000 to extend her 154cm frame by 8cm when she travelled to Siberia eight years ago, Fairfax websites report.

Surgeons broke her leg in four places and inserted metal rings, causing her to grow about 1mm per day over a painful period of nine months.

Cr Ban, then a lawyer, returned to Australia and wrote a book titled God Made Me Small, Surgery Made Me Tall under the pseudonym Sara Vornamen.

The book became a bestseller but her real identity was not revealed until this morning.

"This is purely a personal matter — I don't know what all the fuss is about," Cr Ban was quoted as saying.

Maybe if you didn't want a big fuss a book wasn't the best idea.

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