Giant Mexican stalks Portland landmark
Portland, OR – Through most of grade school, Eloina Cortes had to deal with being the tallest girl in the class. But it was not until she strolled into Portland’s famous Japanese Garden last weekend that the long-legged señorita realized just how tall she truly was.
Eloina, who stands just over 12′ tall, literally dwarfed those around here. “I felt like Godzilla,” said Cortes of her adventure. ‘”But that was mostly because I was surrounded by Japanese tourists.”
According to a spokesman for Guinness World Records, Cortes is one of the books. “She the tallest Mexican on record.” said Daryle Rico. “Of course, that’s not saying much,” he added.
“I’ve always wanted to be a person others could look up to,” says Cortes. “but this is probably overdoing it.”