The world's largest lip disc has been discovered by an Australian film crew, led by cinematographer Abrahem Joffe, in the remote valleys of southern Ethiopia.
The crew was shooting a documentary when they stumbled on 20 year old Ataye Eligidagne, who left them shocked .Joffe told Daily Mail Australia
‘We were taking a tour with some of the local guides. When they spotted the woman, they were absolutely bewildered.I’m a big reader of Guinness World Records and I figured it was out of the ordinary, but you know you've found something special when the locals are amazed.’
Ethopia had tired to place a ban on the culture but some still practice it.
The process involves the removal of her two bottom teeth and she said it wasn't painful or have any side effects.
The previous record disc in the Guinness Book of World Records was 15cm in diameter but , Ataye Eligidagne, is a whopping 59.5 cm in circumference and 19.5 cm in diameter.
This is twice teh size of the record holder
The disc's are intended to attract a husband as well as a dowry for the family of the wife, who provide a contingent of cattle respective to the size of the disc.