World’s Shortest Living Woman Has a Big Spirit [VIDEO]
At last measurement our 3 year son is 33 inches tall. Dylan can reach things on shelves that the world’s shortest woman can’t. At just under 25 inches tall, 18-year-old Indian student Jyoti Amge has a special claim to fame, she’s just been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest living woman.
Amge — who until her 18th birthday was already recognized as the world’s shortest teenager — has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and likely won’t grow any taller than she already is, but it hasn’t stopped her from living a somewhat normal existence. She’s attended a regular school since the age of four, just finished her high school exams, and plans to go to college. Her ultimate dream? Bollywood stardom.
And while many would find her daily life daunting, the bubbly teen says she’s grateful for her tiny stature:
If I weren’t small and had not achieved these world records I might never have been able to visit Japan and Europe, and many other wonderful countries,” she says.