AFTER turning 21 in a hospital bed, Christa Sierra decided to change her ways. Christa, of San Marcos, Texas, had struggled with her weight all her life and was diagnosed as diabetic as a teenager. At 21, she contracted MRSA and the hospital stay prompted her to change. Christa’s weight had ballooned to over 400lbs and she relied on a walker. Feeling stuck, she decided to focus on nutrition, and after building up the strength, started working out. Five months into her own journey, Christa, now 28, had inspired her mum Georgia, dad Jonny and brothers Austin and Jarred to join. Christa told Truly: “Together we weighed 1,550 pounds and we've lost 560 pounds combined.” Christa does boot camp sessions with her mum to keep up with their healthy lifestyles. Georgia, 51, said: “She has inspired me. I just look at her results, her outcome and I always say to myself, I'm going to get like that too.” In 2015, Christa qualified as a personal trainer and has been helping even more people on their loss journeys. The job helps keep Christa motivated. She said: “If I could choose any type of clientele, I'd want to work with the morbidly obese, the people that were in my shoes, that's where my heart's at.” Over the course of her weight loss, Christa has dropped 198lbs. She ran her first marathon in 2017 before turning her focus to weight training and has built up her physique. Christa said: “Fitness has become a huge part of my life and I absolutely love it because I feel like it saved me."
THIS body modification enthusiast is determined to have the biggest stretched ear lobes in the world. Bianca Ferro, 24, from New Jersey, USA has stretched her ear lobes to 86 millimeters, however, her goal is to reach over 105 – the world record held by the current champion. She told Truly: “I want to look like a video game character, I like the idea of looking unnatural." Her collection of body mods includes a stretched labret, septum, and tattoos covering her face and body. But for Bianca, her main aim aesthetically is to get her stretched ears to the size she wants. “I want to have bigger ear lobes than anybody. I could see myself getting there and surpassing it in the next couple of years.” She started stretching her ears aged 13 and was bullied by her peers at school because of her alternative look. “A lot of people in the town that I lived in had never been exposed to something like that before," Bianca explained. “People treated me like I was disgusting, like I didn't belong.” Now she works at a tattoo shop, where she finally feels accepted: "It’s the first time that I feel like I'm allowed to be myself," she said. When Bianca began stretching her ear lobes, she hid them from her father, who “didn’t understand” why she would alter her body in such a way and “would not have allowed it". In the video Bianca stretches her ears up to the next size towards her goal, anxiously revealing her them to her father - hoping that he doesn't "freak out".
DESPITE being born with an incredibly painful skin disease – the same disease that killed his older brother, Marky Jaquez is hoping to inspire others with his positive outlook on life. Marky, 19, was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, often referred to as EB. Despite the severity of the condition, he has always tried to live his life to the full. Marky told Truly: “I really like it when people tell me that they’re proud of me and that I’m strong and brave.” Marky, who lives in Kansas, has Recessive Dystrophic type of EB, meaning that both of his parents had to carry the gene for Marky to receive the disease. His mum, Melissa, cares for her son full-time and describes him as a “joyous kid”. Despite his positive nature, Marky is no stranger to pain – both physical and emotional. Marky’s brother, Carlos, was born a year earlier than Marky with the same type of EB. In 2013, Carlos passed away from the disease at the age of 14. Thankfully for Marky, he has his older brother, Michael, who he’s incredibly close to. Michael isn’t Marky’s only best friend; he also has his two American Bullies – Cephas and King David. The dogs are emotional support pets and help distract Marky when he is having his bandages changed. Despite the severity of Marky’s disease, he enjoys living his life, spending time with family, pets and his church community. “I think that’s why I attract people to me; I really enjoy making a bunch of friends.”
A YOUTUBER who has always been proud of her flawless skin woke up one day, just before her 21st birthday, and noticed a few spots on her face that progressed into cystic acne. Izzie Rodgers, from Bedfordshire, started watching acne positivity vlogs on YouTube and joined various forums for advice and support. Since she became more comfortable with her acne, Izzie started a YouTube channel about her skin journey to be that kind of support to others. The 22-year-old told Truly: “My mental health was terrible when my skin erupted. I would spend entire days from morning to night in my bed crying about it.” As her view towards herself and her skin has changed, she learned how to accept and embrace her acne. Izzie continued: “I say when I look in the mirror now I see a confident girl that just loves herself for who she is. I’ve definitely come to love my acne 100%.”
Brittany “Flex” Watts is an IFBB women’s physique bodybuilder whose fitness goals are so next level, that even COVID-19 isn’t getting in the way of her training. The 31-year-old is prepping for her next big competition and we join her in the gym where she attempts to lift 360lbs. In her early 20’s, Brittany was living in her native Oklahoma, working at a bar, and “drinking every day.” But after her parents had some health concerns and Brittany accompanied them to an exercise class, she became interested in fitness and began to turn her life around. After seeing models in a bodybuilding magazine, she decided to move to Florida to begin her bodybuilding career. She has since spent the last seven years sculpting her body and becoming a pro competitor.
WHEN doctors said he would not walk again after a car accident at the age of 16, Nick Scott thought his dreams were over. His weight ballooned to over 300lbs and he felt discouraged. However, Nick, 37, turned this tragic accident into triumph when he decided to train in the bench press. Nick, of San Antonio, Texas told Truly: “If I couldn’t play football, sports or anything, the one thing I could be was stronger than everybody. And that’s what I did.” Nick began powerlifting before entering his first wheelchair bodybuilding competition in 2006. Nicknamed ‘the beast’, he became a champion at the 2014 IFBB Dallas Pro show. Nick said: “Of all the awards this is the most sentimental and it’s closest to my heart because it shows significance that I beat all the wheelchair bodybuilders around the world and I lead by example.” Since then, Nick has been raising awareness about wheelchair bodybuilding and his hard work led to the 2016 Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair competition and the Wheelchair Olympia in 2018. Nick is launching an apparel range to support the community. Nick also became a professional speaker in 2005 and has toured around the United States and the world sharing his story and encouraging and empowering others. Nick said: “One of the highlights of my career and I take pride in is getting wheelchair bodybuilding acknowledged as a professional sport. And the significance of that is that wheelchair bodybuilding is now on the same platform as other able body athletes.”
THIS DETERMINED makeup and beauty enthusiast has become the face of the Lupus UK current awareness campaign for World Lupus Day - despite struggling with her condition for years. Beth was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 18 and began posting about her struggles and experiences with the disease on social media. Lupus is an autoimmune disease causing rashes on the face and inflammation of the joints and other organs. Beth admitted that at the time she developed symptoms her mental health deteriorated. She told Truly: “I really struggled because I didn't want to leave the house. I wanted to stay inside my little bubble where I felt safe. I wanted to be alone.” The 25-year-old, from York, started her YouTube channel 'Beth Does Beauty' to promote body neutrality, which according to Beth, is “appreciating your body for what it does for you, rather than appreciating what it physically looks like." The YouTuber continued: “We all have flaws that we don't see in the magazines. Neutrality is something that I believe in because I'm not always confident in my skin. I will be 100% lying if I said that I love my skin 110% of the time, because I don't. I have both hated and resented my skin to absolutely accepting and thriving in my skin like now.”
Rahki has worked hard for her body, but she has revealed that there was a point in her transformation journey that nearly made her quit the gym. When she started to gain muscle, she struggled with maintaining her femininity. She claims that she would 'walk and talk like a man' and felt like she was more aggressive in her manner. People in her life started to comment on her change of voice. On top of that, she started to receive online comments from people questioning her gender. It got to the point where Rahki became so self-conscious, she didn’t want to go out or speak and started to resent fitness, which was once her saviour. But there was a turning point in her journey, and the 28-year-old realised that just because she has more muscles than most men, she still can be ‘sexy’ and ‘feminine’. She decided to change her habits to embrace her femininity and make herself feel like ‘a superwoman’. Rahki went from not looking after her skin or wearing makeup, to adopting a strict beauty regime. When she started training, she would only wear gym wear and black clothes – never dresses. But now Rahki’s style is all about embracing her curves in tight skirts and colourful dresses. The influencer rarely styled her hair, only slicking it back into a cap. But now she has a range of wigs that she uses to change up her outfits.
Jessica Teekasingh, 22, from Georgia, USA feels that she has lived far too long in another person’s shadow. Her resemblance to Ariana Grande led to an angry social media backlash when the online influencer visited Disney World. Fans of the pop star were asking to take pictures with Jessica, thinking she was the singer. After a video showing the scene went viral on YouTube, the criticism began. Jessica told Truly: “The comments that I got on social media about looking like Ariana Grande would typically be pretty negative.” The story was picked up by media outlets, calling her a lookalike. “There's definitely a downside to it when you have the media posing you as a girl who wants to be somebody else. "It's really heartbreaking when you try and tell the media that is not the case, but they just refuse to believe it. My mental health has been through the wringer.” Jessica started getting comments from her classmates in her junior year of high school about resembling Ariana. “I had just dyed my hair back to brown, and my mom had started a hair company, she gave me some extensions.” She is now determined to create a name for herself, away from the singer. “I would like to distance myself from the lookalike claims solely for the purpose of being known as myself.” Jessica hopes that her transformation will also lead to a more positive social media experience. “If my followers start dropping off, I just think that leaves room for the more authentic people in my life.”
ADDICTION led to Lee fighting for his life in hospital. After his mum tragically passed away in 2011, he set off on a downward spiral of alcohol and drug addiction. The 28-year-old’s turning point came when he ended up in hospital and doctors told him he was lucky to be alive. His weight had dropped to just over 130lbs and he relied on a zimmer frame or wheelchair to get around. Lee told Truly: “You either take the route, which unfortunately a lot of people do and that's drink and do drugs until you die; or you pick yourself up, you take the help that’s in place and you recover, which is exactly what I've done.” Lee has now been sober for over 16 months and has gone from being unable to walk unaided to squatting over 264lbs - double his body weight when he was in hospital. His twin brother Adam was also struggling with addiction in the early stages of Lee’s recovery but went to rehab before following his brother’s path and has turned his life around. He has been sober for five months now. Lee said: “We’ve never been stronger than we are now. It’s great and our mum would be proud of us.” Together, the brothers work on their Instagram page @sobertwins_life and are launching Zen Monkey Clothing to support others with addiction. Adam said: “It's so rewarding to be able to sit down and organize what we're going to do together and how we're going to impact others and just have that same desire and dedication that we've got for our recovery to be passed onto other people.”
Laura Casa Domata, 28, wanted to be a model ever since she was a little girl but because of her dwarfism, (she’s 3ft 9") Laura wondered if it would ever be possible. Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, Laura didn’t initially notice her height was any different to her other schoolmates until in high school they started to make mean comments, even putting her inside trash cans and lockers. She would go home crying to her grandmother who told her “you’re beautiful and you need to love yourself.” When she was 15, Laura stopped walking and came to LA to have 18 surgeries over a nine-month-period to straighten the bones in her legs so she could walk again. When she got back to Mexico, Laura decided to begin her own foundation to raise awareness of what it’s like to be a little person. She also writes a weekly column about the everyday challenges a little person faces, for her local newspaper. But even with all of her academic and advocacy achievements, Laura’s dream of becoming a model didn’t go away and in 2015, she decided to appear in a pageant – and loved it. Now she is signed to a modelling agency, LOA Models, and is the only little person on their books with dwarfism.
A WOMAN with bones so fragile they’ve broken over 50 times wants to show the world bravery comes in all shapes and sizes. Stephania Gonzales, 31, was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic disorder which affects the strength of bones. Living in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband, Steph doesn’t let her disability limit her from pursuing her dreams. Steph told Truly: “In life I have been given incredibly tough challenges for a reason and I wouldn’t change that.” Steph was born with one of the most severe types of her condition which many babies don’t survive. Due to the severity of the disease, Steph has been in a wheelchair since she was four years old and suffers from hearing loss. Despite this, Steph has an incredibly positive attitude. She began working for the police force in 2012, which was a proud moment for her. “It was hard work, but it was the most I’ve learned in my entire life.” Steph left the force when she met her husband, Jordy, in 2014. The happy couple met on a dating app and hit it off straight away, marrying two years later. Jordy said: “Steph’s the strongest, most will-powered person I’ve ever met.” Steph was diagnosed with a tumour on her jaw in 2017. The tumour, an Ossifying Fibroma, is incredibly rare, particularly for someone with Steph’s condition, dumbfounding doctors on how to proceed. Despite facing huge challenges, Steph plans to keep moving forward and living her life: “It may not be perfect, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Rahki Giovanni is back! The fitness influencer from Miami trains hard for the body she’s famous for. The 28-year-old would usually spend hours in the gym, sculpting her rock-hard abs and building her watermelon-crushing thighs. However, COVID-19 has disrupted her exercise regime, which has meant she’s lost muscle and gained weight. Rahki wants to get ripped again, so this calls for an extreme workout and a personal challenge of doing 500 quats in half an hour - can she do it? Rahki started building her body in 2015, to help with her mental physical health. A video of her crushing a watermelon with her thighs went viral and now the influencer and business owner has amassed a huge following due to her unique physique. In peak condition, Rahki can run a mile in under six minutes and do 43 deadlifts at 315lbs, but lockdown has meant gyms have been closed and exercise has been difficult.
MIKE GORMAN once weighed over 500lbs thanks to a food addiction - but the inspired 47-year-old has now lost a staggering 330lbs. Mike, from Rhode Island, has struggled with weight his entire life leading to a roller coaster ride of extreme highs and lows. Mike told Truly: “I was over 200lbs at 10 years old and that was the first time that my family got me on a diet." But as Mike first began to lose some of his weight, it managed to creep back on and he developed a strong food addiction. Mike couldn't control the addiction and he carried on eating whatever he could get his hands on. Mike said: “At one point in my life, I weighed more than a quarter of a ton. I was 540lbs. There was really nothing honestly more important in my life than getting to the next meal. And that’s the way I lived my life for decades." Mike tried everything to lose weight and knew something had to change otherwise his life was at risk. Mike had even written a letter to his family that he kept by his bed because he was convinced he would not wake up. He said: “I was killing myself with a knife and fork, and I realised I had to put them down. So I made changes, and put all the effort into changing the scale." Relationships with his friends and family were becoming increasingly tarnished with Mike making excuses to not attend events because he couldn’t walk the distance needed. But Mike started making better life decisions and realised he could lose the weight without drastic surgery. So, through dieting and exercise, Mike’s weight started to drop, losing 25lbs in his first week and down over 200lbs in two years. Today, Mike has lost over a whopping 330lbs and is currently in the 210-215lb range.
A WOMAN whose husband transitioned from female to male has come out online to share her experiences of supporting her trans partner. Chase and Elan Storey, from Canada, both identified as women when they started their relationship in 2017. However just last year, the couple were pronounced as husband and wife. After leaving a toxic relationship with a cis-gender male, 28-year-old Elan took to Tinder to seek out her first lesbian relationship. When she matched with Chase, also aged 28, they clicked instantly and knew that they had to meet. Two years into their relationship, just as they were approaching their wedding day, Chase drops a bombshell that he believes he was born in the wrong gender. Chase said: “I tried to discover transitioning about 10 years ago or eight years ago. I really did not have a great support system back then. It was always a constant in my mind. I was just too afraid.” The feelings surrounding Chase’s transition amongst their loved ones have been mixed, they say, with some family members affirming Chase’s identity and others unwilling to accept it. Now, the couple shares their story on social media, in the hopes of offering some representation and support to partners of trans people.
MEET the nine-year-old superstar who became the first ever child double-amputee to walk New York AND Paris fashion week. Daisy-May was born with Fibula Hemimelia - a rare defect that left her without fibula bones and ‘deformed’ feet. Daisy’s legs were amputated when she was just 18 months old and she has since used two sets of prosthetics to get around. The mini fashionista has always dreamt of becoming a supermodel and has already strutted her stuff for the likes of Primark, Nike and River Island, alongside winning the courage award at the Pride of Birmingham – the city where she and dad, Alex, reside. The sky seems to be the limit for Daisy and she can’t wait to see what the future holds. Dad, Alex, told Truly: “I don’t class Daisy as having a disability. I class her as having an amazing ability. I haven’t got enough words in the dictionary to describe her. I could go on all day.”
IN HER 26 years, Karen Diaz estimates she’s broken over 400 bones. She doesn’t know the exact number; it’s happened so often she gave up counting. Karen was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes bones to break or fracture very easily. Because of her condition Karen uses a wheelchair and avoids contact sports – or in fact anything overtly physical. Growing up, she had rodding surgery, (where rods are implanted into the bones to strengthen them), which left Karen with scars on her legs, knees and hips. Already struggling with being the kid in the wheelchair at school, Karen used to cover up her scars. It was only when she got to college that Karen realised there was nothing to hide. More recently Karen also started doing Zumba classes with her mother. What began as a way to lose weight, turned into a love for being able to dance and move, something Karen has never been able to take for granted.
LUIS PADRON, 28, from Argentina, has had 32 procedures to achieve his out of this world, real-life elf look. Luis first filmed with Truly back in 2018, revealing his pointy ears, enlarged eyes and white hair, since then Luis has had lots of plastic surgery to keep his ‘otherworldly’ look on point. Luis is currently in lockdown at his sister's apartment, Mariana, who is also training to be a plastic surgeon and will soon work on Luis’s new Maleficent style face. But first, Luis must get to grips on maintaining his fantasy look, whilst living in lockdown. Luis told Truly: “It’s really hard to maintain my elf look, but I try and do my best and it doesn’t look bad!” Having left most of his belongings in LA, Luis must work with what he has, as well as surviving living with his sister! Since filming with Truly, Luis has been developing his look, from a vampire hairline transplant to changing his eye colour five times. Most recently Luis went to South Korea to have his jaw line reshaped. But Luis has even bigger plans to transform his look and once Mariana has completed her training, she will have Luis as her patient. Luis said: “I have done a lot of surgeries but the big one is coming. It’s a face implant, an entire jawline, cheekbone eyebrow, under my skin." This will certainly be a game changer for Luis and will change his entire facial structure. Luis' goal is to make people see there’s a potential of magic in life and that you can do anything.
A 28-YEAR-OLD woman has lost 130lbs after her weight began affecting her family life. Adrianna from New Jersey, USA has struggled with her weight since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she had her son that the pounds really started to pile on. She told Truly: “I was held back from a lot. Walking up the steps was a challenge for me, doing laundry was a challenge for me." Her fiancé Duane added: “I was worried about her weight gain, mainly for her health. It really triggered when she had our son." At her heaviest Adrianna weighed 298lbs, and she even considered weight loss surgery. She said: “I did consider weight loss surgery, I made an appointment. I left and I was like ‘okay no, this is not for me’." Adrianna decided to lose the weight naturally and began working out with her partner three days a week. She noticed the weight coming off straight away and in just under two years she lost 130lbs. Losing the weight so quickly has left Adrianna with excess skin around her stomach and thighs. She said: “I would choose my excess skin one hundred times over being 300lbs. It’s hard, but when it’s hard - you have to push through it.”
WITH 25 years between them, couple Felicia and Adam Fredrickson are used to raised eyebrows but it’s not the age gap that has most concerned their loved ones. Talking of his ‘bad boy’ past, Adam has served time in prison and has a history of addiction before finally turning his life around. By the time he met Felicia, Adam was clean and volunteering with several rehab charities but his lengthy criminal record and jail time still alarmed Felicia’s parents. When the couple got married, the initial hope was that Felicia’s parents would be there on the day but it ended up being a small ceremony with just 16 guests – and without her parents. Felicia, 21, and Adam, 46, from Minnesota, hope to have a second bigger ceremony in October 2020. At the moment Felicia’s parents are not due to attend but Felicia is still in contact and they tentatively hope that the family can be reunited. The couple met at a fundraiser when she was 19 and he was 44. When the band was short of a couple of musicians, Adam and Felicia ended up performing on stage together. Not initially knowing the extent of the age gap, when the pair realised there was a quarter of a century between them, they thought they would just be friends.
A YOUNG woman with a skin condition so painful it’s been likened to third degree burns is showing the world she is just like everyone else – despite cruel comments from strangers. Ariana Covarrubias, 20, from Los Angeles, was born with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, commonly known as EB. The condition is caused by a lack of protein which makes the skin incredibly fragile and she has spent much of her life covering up her body due to strangers telling her she looked burnt or abused. Ariana told Truly: “From a very young age I had to deal with very rude comments – I want people to realise that yes I have EB and it affects me every single day, but I am still living my life.” The most affected parts of Ariana’s body, which are her feet and arms, must be covered up at all times to avoid tearing the skin. In 2007, Ariana went through an incredibly traumatic experience which resulted in her being put on a feeding tube. Blistering and scarring in her oesophagus meant it became too narrow for food and even saliva. Now, Ariana only uses her feeding tube to administer medicine, but she still has mixed feelings about it. Her inability to dress like girls her age is something Ariana has had to deal with throughout her whole life. As she’s gotten older, Ariana has found her inner self-confidence through sharing her experiences on social media, but she still has to endure stares and cruel remarks from strangers.
WITH legs as long as some people’s full height Rentsenkhorloo Bud, is used to getting looks wherever she goes. Standing 6ft 9” or 205cm tall, Rentsenkhorloo, or Ren as she goes by, has some of, if not the, longest legs in the world. Ren’s legs alone measure an astonishing 52.8 inches (134cm) – the same as a 4ft 3” tall person. Originally from Mongolia, the 29-year-old comes from a tall family. Her father is 6ft 10” and her mother is 6ft 1”. But rather than hide her legs, Ren loves nothing more than to show them off in shorts and high heels. Ren said: “I like to wear shorts and high heels especially so my legs look more long.” Although Ren believes she has the longest legs in the world she says she has no interest in verifying the official world record title – for her it’s all about celebrating her long limbs.
A MARRIED couple with a 2ft height difference get mistaken for father and daughter. Nanette Kilmer, is 4ft 3, while her husband Richard is 6ft 2. Despite being 37-years-old, it’s not uncommon for people to assume Nanette is Richard’s daughter. The couple met through a dating website – when Rich was based out of Afghanistan for work and Nanette lived in the Philippines, where she was born. After speaking on the phone regularly, the couple took it to the next step meeting in person at the airport. And although Richard knew Nanette was petite he didn’t realise the extent of the height difference until that moment. The couple have also had to contend with assumptions about Nanette being a mail order bride – even though after marrying the couple settled in the Philippines for a few years. Richard and Nanette now live in upstate New York and have one daughter who simply knows her dad is tall and her mum is small. Richard told Truly: “We've had people take pictures, we've had people yell across the street, we've had people who actually approach us, but anybody who ever meets Nanette, instantly forgets that she's as small as she is because she's so much larger in life.”
ONCE known as the heaviest child in the world, Arya Permana, from Karawang, West Java, Indonesia is now an active teenager who likes to play badminton with his school friends. Arya weighed 423lbs (over 30 stone) at his heaviest and struggled to do simple activities like walk down the road to school or even take a bath. The 14-year-old lost an incredible 220lbs after having weight loss surgery. But while the teenager is now able to lead a much more active life, he has been left with excess skin on his chest, stomach, back and arms. The skin on his arms in particular left Arya embarrassed and he would try to cover it up with long shirts. It also meant when he did participate in sports the excess skin would rub and irritate him. The teenager underwent the first of at least four more planned surgeries at the Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung in July 2019, to reduce the excess skin on his arms. He hopes to return for further skin removal surgeries in the future – although with the COVID-19 pandemic it’s not confirmed when he will be able to have the subsequent surgeries.
A TEEN quadruple amputee, who became a national trampoline champion in 2016 and 2018, has now given it up to become a beauty vlogger. Isabelle Weall, from Derby, UK, now 16, was seven years old when she suffered organ failure and a heart attack after contracting Meningitis, which resulted in her losing the lower part of her arms and her legs to stop the infection spreading. Isabelle was given less than a one percent chance of survival but made her life worth living. She now has over half a million subscribers combined on Instagram and YouTube and her resilience is an inspiration to so many across the globe. The rising YouTube sensation was featured by Truly in 2018, where she showed her incredible trampoline skills. She is now wowing people with how she applies flawless makeup using her stumps and makes a whole bunch of different online content about makeup, fashion and how she navigates her life in her teens as a quadruple amputee. Isabelle told Truly: “It’s okay to look different. I always felt like I had to fit in and be like everyone else but you don't have to. My disability made me who I am, it has definitely given me the confidence that I have today even if it did make me feel insecure at times.” Isabelle raises awareness for people living with disabilities and helps to inspire others to live life to the fullest.