Guinness World Records has named Jyoti Agme the shortest woman in the world. The 18-year-old Nagpur, India resident is only 1 ft 11 inches or 62.8 cm tall and she weights a mere 11 Ibs.
Agme was born with a form of dwarfism called achodroplasia, which affects about 1 in 25,000 people and causes around 70 percent of all dwarfism.
On December 16, 2011, on her 18th birthday, Jyoti was officially declared the World’s smallest woman by the Guinness Book Of World Records.
“It is wonderful to celebrate my 18thÂ 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,” Agme stated.
Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Rob Molloy said:
“I’m honored to be here in Jyoti’s home town to celebrate this very important birthday with her and her family.Â I’m pleased to be updating Jyoti’s record status from Shortest teenager and crowning her the world’s Shortest woman. Jyoti encourages us all to look beyond mere size and to just celebrate our differences.”
Listed below is a video of this remarkable woman. Don’t you think Jyoti Amge is cute?