For the last five years, Sydney Smith, was carrying bronze rings on her neck, trying to extend her neck. It was inspired not only by tribeswoman of Thailand, but also by her favorite animals – giraffes. Starting with only two rings, after over half a decade she went up to 15 rings, which finally became too much for her to bear. She says, that maybe in a quiet atmosphere of Thai village it would be possible to strive for the longest neck record, but for a 30-year old woman, living in Los Angeles it’s a question of isolation. Although, doctors were very afraid for her health, they were amazed just how fast her neck stabilized and came back to normal, although it was very weak at the beginning. Sydney enjoys more attention from men now, due to her beautiful long neck being an up-hand, as she believes. She still sometimes wears the rings, only now it’s just for fun.