- Anna Hankins was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome when she was two years old
- Prader-Willi Syndrome is an incurable condition wherein patients develop an insatiable appetite, leading to chronic overeating and obesity
A 172 kg girl who has a rare genetic disorder that causes her to constantly be hungry was crowned a pageant queen.
Anna Hankins, a 15-year-old Mississippi girl, was diagnosed with a Prader-Willi Syndrome; an incurable condition wherein patients develop an insatiable appetite, leading to chronic overeating and obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Anna was 2 years old when she developed the insatiable appetite and was diagnosed with the condition.
“When she was little, the first words out of her mouth were ‘I’m hungry’ and the last ones were ‘I’m hungry'”, her mother Jennifer told U.K.’s South West News Service (SWNS).
“We would get up in the morning, and [found out that] in the middle of the night she had gotten up and made a whole cake,” her mother added.
Now doctors have the teen on a restrictive diet of 900 calories per day, but because her body does not break down food properly, she is unable lose weight.
Anna loves being center stage and was recently crowned Miss Amazing queen, a pageant celebrating women and girls with disabilities.
“I love Miss Amazing,” Anna said. “My favorite thing is singing and makeup and hair.”
Watch the video news of Anna via Inside Edition’s YouTube account.