‘People think we not exciting’: 6’6″ woman crowned the ‘world’s tallest virgin’ at 35 on why she won’t have sex until marriage as she details her struggle to find a husband
- Alicia Jay is a style blogger and game operations manager for the Golden State Warriors, a NBA team based in Oakland, California
- The 35-year-old revealed that she was bullied throughout her childhood, right up until college, because of her height and low self-esteem
- Alicia, who is a devout Christian, believes that staying a virgin until marriage is part of her purpose
A woman who has been dubbed the world’s tallest virgin has candidly detailed the reasons why she is 35-years-old and still waiting until marriage to have sex, however, she admits that being 6’6″ makes dating difficult because many men can’t look past her height.
Alicia Jay, a style blogger and game operations manager for the Golden State Warriors, a NBA team based in Oakland, California, spoke about her life as a virgin in video for Mode.com’s ‘My Life’ series, explaining she has always believed in saving herself for marriage.
‘Being a virgin today is a beautiful thing,’ she says in the clip. ‘I cannot wait for my husband to find me and for me to share all of me with him. But it’s hard. People have a misconception that we’re just not exciting people.‘
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Holding out: Alicia Jay (left and right), 35, from Oakland, California, is known as the world’s tallest virgin because of her 6’6″ frame and dedication to waiting until marriage to have sex
Alicia explains that growing up she was bullied a lot because of her height, which caused her to have a negative self-image until she went to college.
‘I went through a lot when I was younger with my height,’ she says. ‘But when I got to college and I saw that there were other tall women, it just snapped within me that I was believing all the lies that these people were telling me.’
Alicia says that many of her past struggles have made her stronger and helped shape her into the person she is today, and one thing that really stands out from her upbringing is her religious faith.
‘From a very young age my mom had us in church, and I’m a Christian. I am a very strong Christian because of the base she gave me when I was younger,’ she says.
‘Virginity is something that I felt like I just had to do from a young age. It’s a part of my purpose. I really feel that way.’
However, Alicia notes that she doesn’t care what other people choose do with their lives because it is not for her to judge.
‘Do whatever you want to do, and I am choosing to be a virgin,’ she adds.
And while Alicia is optimistic that she will one day find the love of her life, she admits that the dating scene can be frustrating.
During a workout session with her trainer Lisa Baugh, Alicia detailed a disastrous recent date.
‘I can’t even remember [his name] because I was done after the fourth tall question, and it went to 40,’ she explains.
Alicia goes on to tell the cameras: ‘There are definitely some challenges to being a virgin, especially when at 35 you think, “Is he ever going to find me? Am I going to be a virgin for the rest of my life?”‘
The blogger also visits her friend Candice Cox during the clip and reveals that one guy asked her to ‘make his NBC babies’ because of her height.
When Candice asks what happens when she brings up the ‘Big V’ on dates, Alicia notes that ‘basically people run for the hills.’
Aside from her quest for love, Alicia runs Tall Swag, a style blog for tall women like herself. According to Alicia, the blog is the result of her being frustrated with finding clothes that fit her lanky frame—and knowing that other tall women felt the same way.
‘People don’t think that style is that powerful, but it really is,’ she explains. ‘Imagine not having any clothes that fit you any shoes that fit you and then you find it one day.
‘Think about how much that would boost your confidence and then its just going to spill over into every other area of your life.’
Alicia goes on to urge tall girls to realize that their ‘height is powerful’ and a tool that they will use when they get older.
‘People are going to wish that they had it, so just tough it out,’ she says from experience. ‘Look in the mirror; tell yourself that you are beautiful and block out all that noise because all it is is a lie. Don’t believe it.’