By Eve Wagstaff

FROM the woman on a quest to weigh over 1000lbs, to the man living his life as a ‘virtuous’ paedophile, BTV has featured some of the most incredible and controversial stories of 2016

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Editor: Joshua Douglas

Starting with ballerina Gabi Shull, who thought her dancing days were over when a rare bone cancer robbed her of her right leg, but thanks to pioneering surgery her fancy footwork is now back on pointe.

Another inspiring youngster was seven-year-old Sophi Green, from Utah, who proved that she could do anything despite being born with no arms - even use chopsticks! 

Taking feminism to the next level was Kim Anami who teaches ‘Vaginal Kung Fu.’ Kim spends her days teaching women how to harness the power between their legs and claims it can hold back the years better than Botox!

The heart wants what the heart wants and for DeAnna Rivas that meant inviting another woman into her marriage. DeAnna and her husband Manny found true love with new girlfriend Melissa, and enjoy domestic bliss as they all share a house, a bed, and parenting duties.

Tackling other controversial areas of extreme love, we met ‘virtuous’ paedophile Todd Nickerson, who openly admitted to being attracted to children and is campaigning for help for others like him.

And Monica Riley, a BBW model on a mission to become 1000lbs, with the help of her doting boyfriend Sid who funnel feed hers between 6000-8000 calories a day.

Marimar Quiroa, from California, used to hide her face in public because of her large facial tumour. She is now challenging traditional beauty standards with her successful YouTube channel of inspiring make-up tutorials.  

Joining Marimar in changing the way we view beauty is Rose Geil, from Oregon, whose full beard makes her feel ‘sexy.’

And then there were those who took the quest for ‘perfection’ to the extreme.

Famous real-life cartoon Pixee Fox travelled to India to have the colours of her eyes changed from blue to green.

And an incredible Hulk-inpsired bodybuilder, who was risking his life to pump his muscles by injecting oil into his arms.

Also in Brazil we meet Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshina who are the world’s shortest couple. Although small, their love knows no limits and they hope to one day enter the Guinness Book of World Records for their size.

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