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Vovkovinskiy performing during the Eurovision Song Contest 2013
September 18, 1982 |
Bar, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Igor Vovkovinskiy (Ukrainian: Ігор Вовковинський (aka Igor Ladan) born September 18, 1982) is a Ukrainian-American law student, interviewee, and actor, best known for being the current tallest living person in the United States, at 7 feet 8.33 inches (234.5 cm), overtaking the record from George Bell.
Most recently, he has acted in commercials and films, notably the 2011 comedy film Hall Pass, and also became well known for wearing a T-shirt that read "World's Biggest Obama Supporter". He is also the first tallest living person from two different countries. In 2013, Vovkovinskiy joined singer Zlata Ognevich as part of Ukraine's stage performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.