"Mermaid Girl" Shiloh Pepin Appears On Oprah

Today, 10-year-old Shiloh Pepin—who suffers from sirenomelia (aka "mermaid syndrome")—was on Oprah. I love this girl. She's personality plus and wise beyond her years. She aired her family's dirty laundry on the show, and totally ignored Oprah.

Even though Shiloh mostly gave Oprah monosyllabic answers, she did say that she doesn't mind being called "mermaid girl." (She was previously featured on a TLC documentary of the same name.) She has no interest in getting her legs separated (because the surgery is too complex), and wants to be a jeweler when she grows up. She used her interview on Oprah as an opportunity to drop the bomb that her parents are divorcing.



You know she spilled the beans about her parent in direct retaliation for her mom saying that she was bossy. Somehow I'm not too worried about her letting the bullies get to her. <3