Don’t you love a bearded lady?

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 Рand even notes the strong resemblance.

by Sasha Dubronitz


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