Watch This 6'2" Woman Explain Struggles Every Tall Girl Understands — And How To Overcome Them

"When you start to feel more comfortable and you have more self-esteem, you start to attract people within that same type of mindset."

Too many tall women can relate to being asked one annoyingly stereotypical question as a growing girl: "Model or basketball player?"

At 6 foot 2 inches, Sybil Domond grew up not wanting to be either, but, of course, that didn't stop people from asking. Sure, the question may be offered up as a compliment, but it can make tall girls feel like there are only two options for them. In a video for Allure, Domond discussed some of the other struggles she faced when it came to her height and how she learned to find self-confidence. 

When she was 10 years old, Domond was about 5 foot 2 inches, which made her the tallest person in her class. "I was never really proud about it," she says in the video. "None of the boys exceeded my height and that was really hard. The kids were cruel. My classmates, they would say, 'Syb's never going to find a man. She's just so tall.' I just never felt comfortable." 

By the time her prom rolled around, she decided it would be too awkward to go with a date that was shorter than her. Instead, she decided to third wheel with a friend and her date. 

"I was just so hurt, you know, when you keep hearing it over and over and over, I started to kind of lose hope." 

In addition to the cruel comments from her classmates, Domond says her family didn't encourage her to embrace her height. So, she did her best to hide it. 

Luckily, when Domond went to college, things changed. "I made sure that I surrounded myself with people that made me feel good," she says. 

Surrounded by people who supported her and lifted her up, Domond was able to able to feel happier about her height and body. "I think when you start to feel more comfortable and you have more self-esteem, you start to attract people within that same type of mindset," she says.

Now, Domond has been married to her husband for 11 years who she says always makes her feel beautiful. And she also has a daughter who she makes sure is spoken to with kindness and respect. 

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