A man whose body and face is almost completely covered in hair now proudly boasts the accolade of being the 'world's hairiest man', after years of ridicule and bullying .
Born with the incredibly rare disorder , Hypertrichosis, Larry Gomez, of San Bernardino, California, has been nicknamed the 'Wolf Man', thanks to 98% of his body – including his face - being coated by thick, dark hair.
The genetic disorder – which also affects a number of his family members – caused Larry to be severely bullied as a child, ostracizing him as a result of his appearance.
Affecting less than 100 people worldwide, 'Wolf Man' Larry – whose real name is Victor - has finally learned to embrace his difference, as he now proudly boasts his status as the world's hairiest man.
Larry's newfound confidence also helped him find love, after recently marrying his sweetheart, Alicia Martinez, whom he met when searching for an apartment in 2011.