For years, Richard Lorenc imagined that his long-lost mother was Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane.
Well, it turns out mum didn’t emerge from the Haight-Ashbury freak scene… she was actually a different kind of freak altogether.
Richard tracked down his birth mother, only to find out that she was a bearded lady.
Vivian Wheeler is a hermaphrodite, born with both male and female body parts — but doctors removed the male bits at birth, allowing her to live life as a woman.
But she also happens to have a very masculine facial structure, and — since childhood — has been able to grow a beard, leading to a life on the circus-freak circuit.
Her 11-inch-long beard has earned her a position in the Guinness World Records book.
While some people might not take this news well, Lorenc is simply thrilled to have found his mother – and even notes the strong resemblance.
by Sasha Dubronitz