World's Smallest Teen Crowned World's Smallest Woman

By Meera Dolasia on December 17, 2011

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Since 2009, Nagpur resident Jyoti Amge has enjoyed the fame that comes with being the World's Smallest Teen. On Friday December 16th, she happily relinquished that title for another one - The World's Smallest Woman.

That's because on that day, the tiny teen that measures just a tad over 2 feet, turned 18. And that was not the only big news this miniature woman with a larger than life smile and spirit shared with the hundreds of people who gathered to celebrate the day. She also announced the debut of her Bollywood career with not one, but two, Indian movies - Fulfilling a dream she has harbored ever since she can remember.

Looking radiant and happy in a beautiful pink sari, the young woman who weighs just 12lbs or 9lbs more than when she was born, blew out the candles off a yummy looking cake and joyfully embraced the cuddly teddy bear that appeared to be larger than life compared to her tiny stature.

Born with a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, Jyoti, the youngest of five children, stopped growing after her first birthday. However, her family, who are all of normal height, have never treated her any different. She went to the same schools as her siblings and was encouraged to fulfill all her dreams. If anything, thanks to her delicate 'porcelain doll-like' appearance, she is and continues to be spoilt rotten by her siblings.

And, while Bollywood is new to this amazing young woman, being in the limelight is not. She has already starred in a music video along with one of India's most famous singers and was also, the subject of a BBC documentary. Happy 18th birthday Jyoti! We sure hope all your wishes and dreams continue to be realized!

Resources: telegraph.co.uk, huffingtonpost.com

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  • mrguy7
    mrguy7Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:05 am
    she looks like a mini kid
    • mrguy7
      mrguy7Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:04 am
      say what!
      • ediggins8347
        ediggins8347Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm
        she does not care that people call her short?!?!?!?!?
        • ediggins8347
          ediggins8347Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm
          yay she got a reward
          • georgiagirl23
            georgiagirl23Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:51 am
            SHE IS SOOOOOOO SCARY
            • south 4 lyfeTuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm
              how is that cool
              • bThursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm
                cool
                • bobgurl
                  bobgurlWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:35 am
                  wow
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuThursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:11 am
                    She's cute!
                    • tylerh12
                      tylerh12Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:02 am
                      She is small

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