ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Venezuelan Man Has the Biggest Feet in the World

Venezuelan Man Has the Biggest Feet in the World

A Venezuelan man has claimed a spot on the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest feet. Jeison Orlando Rodríguez Hernandez, 20, from Maracay, Venezuela, has feet measuring nearly 16 inches each and his shoes are size 26.

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From the age of 14, Rodríguez Hernandez had shoes made out of cloth material that only lasted two to three weeks, forcing him to go barefoot at times. "These are the sorts of things I would go through. I would look at other people and say, 'How I would like a little pair of shoes'," he said in an interview with "NowThis."

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