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Jyoti Amge photos: world’s shortest woman

THE Guinness World Records says that Jyoti Amge, 18, is the shortest woman in the world.

Jyoti Amge, previously the world’s shortest teenager, is 62.8cm (24.7in) tall. She is a full is 7cm shorter than the previous record holder Bridgette Jordan.

Jyoti Amge, of Nagpur, India, has a condition called achondroplasia, a kind of dwarfism.

She tells media:

“It is wonderful to celebrate my 18th birthday with a new world record, it’s like an added birthday present. I feel grateful to be this size, after all 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.”.

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Posted: 17th, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment