Sunday, May 19, 2013

World's smallest living woman

 

Jyoti Amge (born December 16, 1993), a resident of Nagpur, India, is the world's smallest living woman according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records.’

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She was a guest participant at Bigg Boss 6 - a winner-take-all television show in India where participants are required to live together in a large house engaging in a variety of 'tasks' as part of the game-show.

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As of December 16, 2011, on her 18th birthday, she has been officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness Book of Records with a height of 58.42 cm (23 inches). Her restricted height is due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia.

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In 2012, she met the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal. The pair posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013.

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A documentary featuring Amge was broadcast in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 on June 11, 2009 at 21:00 called BodyShock: Two Foot High Teen.