Specimen Name: Skin
fraqment of "Kima".
the "Elephant Woman"
Other Common Name:
"Elephant-skin Woman", "Alligator Woman",
"Alligator-skin Woman" (Stage names of Kima)
Strong Circus Sideshow at Dreamland Amusement Park in Coney
Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Skin fragment of Kima, the Elephant Woman. She was born
with an extremely rare non-contagious skin disorder
called ichthyosis, which literally means "fish-like skin" in
dermatology. She cannot sweat because she does not have any
sweat grants. This happily married Afro-American female is a
mother of three children, and none of her children shows any
signs of her skin conditions. Kima made her first stage
appearance as a live human oddity at John Strong 10-in-1
circus sideshow in July 2009.
the Elephant Woman
(left) Hands of Kima Anderson
(right) Feet and ankles of Kima Anderson
The Star of the Strange Girls
Show in Coney Island 2009 summer season is none other than
Kima Anderson, the Elephant Woman. Never in million years,
what had I imagined that a true human oddity would come up
to me for a job. When I laid my eyes on Kima, I knew she was
one in a billion, and would be a star in the Strangest Girls
on the Earth Show. Kima from her head to her toe is the
strangest living girl I have ever laid my eyes on. She has
the skin resembles the hide of an elephant. She does not
sweat, so in hot weather, she is uncomfortable. When Kima
came up to me and asked a job, I knew that this would be a
new Elephant Woman in the 21st century. She took to the show
business like a fish to a water. She got up to the
microphone and started explaining about her strange skin
condition. For you see, Kima is one in five people on Earth
with this skin disorder that turns her skin to scales no her
entire body and her face. The customers were amazed by her
story, spirit, and her sense of humor.
Kima is one of the strangest
and nicest woman you would ever meet.
If you find yourself in Coney
Island and New York area, please stop by my show, and meet
the eighth wonder of the world, Kima, the Elephant Woman!
John Strong III, Strangest Show on
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