'Wolfman' Larry Gomez, Genetic Condition Hypertrichosis Is A Hollywood Money Maker (PICTURES)

20/03/2012 18:36 | Updated 20 March 2012

The world’s hairiest man is capitalising on his condition by launching a Hollywood career.

Larry Gomez has already had a bit part in the Reese Witherspoon film Water For Elephants and has now filmed a pilot episode for a reality show.

The 35-year-old suffers from a rare condition called hypertrichosis universalis, which affects just one in a billion people.

Also known as werewolf syndrome, it is a genetic mutation where cells that normally switch off hair growth in unusual areas, like the eyelids and forehead, are left switched on.

Formerly a trapeze artist and acrobat, Gomez, has found himself on the receiving end of plenty of female attention since he burst onto the Hollywood scene.

Last month Huffington Post UK reported on the plight of the Sangli sisters, a trio of young girls from India who all have the condition.

The sisters wage a daily battle with their excess hair, tackling it each day with a special hair removal.

Scroll down for a slideshow of the Sangli sisters.


Larry Gomez - The Real Life Wolfman

Meet the Sangli sisters

Hairy Werewolf Syndrome Sangli Sisters All Affected By Hypertricosis Universalis
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