Wondering just how tall Joran van der Sloot is? If you’re like most people keeping up with breaking news about 22-year-old Joran van der Sloot, you’ve certainly wondered how tall he is, noticing that he often towers over men who are leading him around. He stands 6-3 according to the sources that I have included at the end of this article.
I believe the sources to be accurate. Are you thinking, Who cares how tall Joran van der Sloot is? Well, the fact that he’s quite tall is very interesting, because a guest on the “Nancy Grace” show the other day implied that Joran van der Sloot will get eaten alive in the Peruvian prison he is most likely to end up at, assuming he will be convicted in Stephany Flores’ murder.
Joran van der Sloot is not a slightly built guy; he’s also been described as being “husky” by the media. So here is a young man, more interested in gambling, partying in the wee hours of the morning and taking drunken women to the beach (as he admitted he did with Natalee Holloway, but then later claimed he had made up the tale), than in capitalizing on his height by working out, pursuing sports and even pursuing a modeling career.
When you think of Joran van der Sloot as a coldblooded murderer, he’s not so good-looking. But imagine that in another universe, the tall Joran van der Sloot wears a friendly face, more hair than his current nearly-bald pate, and has a reputation for being a good guy. You then might see him as being good-looking, perhaps enough to get some modeling jobs, especially since he is 6-3 tall.
Yahoo Answers says that Joran van der Sloot stands 6-1, but I’m going with the 6-3 estimate, based on photos. Another reason the question of how tall Joran van der Sloot is, is of interest, is because his height can be used against women whom he decides to abduct and attack.
I’m not saying that short men (and women) can’t develop prolific fighting or self-defense skills; they most certainly can. But in general, when we’re talking about two people who don’t have any fighting or self-defense training, being tall can work as an advantage. It’s a lot easier for a tall man to grab an average height woman and slam her down, than it is for him to attempt the same feat with a woman who’s as tall as he is.
Imagine Joran van der Sloot trying to control a woman who stands as tall as he does. Though Joran van der Sloot is 6-3 tall, he’s actually a complete wimp whom I’m sure would quickly retreat from any woman who behaves like a bear towards him; he’s a predator who, like any predator in the animal kingdom, selects victims carefully — there is speculation that the Dutchman has murdered other women over the past five years amid his international travels.