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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  • mr.meanTuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    so short
    • hGFDSXCTuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:53 am
      cool
      • hiTuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:52 am
        I CAN NOT BELIVE IT
        • zxcvbnm,lkuygtfTuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:48 am
          my sister is smaller than that and she is 21 years old
          • catlover513Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm
            Wow , this is amazing I really hope that you continue to follow your dreams Joyoti no matter your height. Happy 18th Birthday , I love you , Keep it up
            • skydragon
              skydragonSunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm
              I did not know I was taller than an 18 year old! :)
              • 777life
                777lifeSunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                I BELIEVE IN YOU JYOTI! FULFILL ALL OF YOUR DREAMS! I LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE, STAY STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL MY FRIEND, STAY STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL!
                • sugarpieSaturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:57 am
                  this is just truly beutiful. i hope she can fulfull all her dreams and live a happy life. i am in fifth grade and i am 4 feet and 59 and a half inches. almost five feet.
                  • 777life
                    777lifeSunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                    It is beautiful!
                  • kittysinger5
                    kittysinger5Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:44 am
                    it must be so hard for her, but she manages it! she is truly,amazing
                    • nannybannany
                      nannybannanyThursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:43 am
                      I wounder why she stoped growing on he first birthday.
                      • salene
                        saleneMonday, March 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                        Cause of dwarfism.

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