Jyoti Amge, from India, by contrast holds the title for world’s shortest woman at just over 2 ft tall.
The mismatched pair posed in front of the historic Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, today after being invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board.
Both record-holders won their records in 2011.
Kosen, 35, was first measured in Ankara, Turkey in 2011 and was the first to be measured by Guinness in over 20 years, according to the Guinness World Records official website.
Guinness World Records only has 10 confirmed people in history to reach 8 ft or more. See photos below