A UK woman, who suffers from an unusual condition called objectum sexuality whereby she falls in love with inanimate objects instead of people, has professed her undying love for the Statue of Liberty.

Amanda Whittaker, a shop assistant from Leeds, has revealed that she has fallen in love with the New York landmark.

The 27-year-old said that she has installed a shrine to the landmark in her home to show her love for it and confessed to a passionate love affair with a drum kit in her teens.

"She is my long-distance lover and I am blown away by how stunning she is," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the Sun.

"Other people might be shocked to think I can have romantic feelings for an object, but I am not the same as them," she said.

She even said that she had thought about tying the knot with "Libby" as she affectionately calls it but opted not to "because so many others love her too".

Whittaker admitted she first fell in love with the monument after a friend posted a picture online of herself with the 151ft copper statue.

She has since visited the statue in person four times, where she admits to caressing it and leaning out of a window to kiss its hair.

So that she can have regular contact with her copper companion she has created a shrine to Libby in her home, with hundreds of miniature statues, and a 6ft replica in her bedroom.