Jun 13, 2009

The World's Smallest Girl!


Take a look at the girl in the picture above. Her name is Jyoti Amge and she is currently the World's Smallest Girl! Born December 16, 1993, Jyoti is just 1ft 11 inches (58cm) tall and weighs only 11 pounds (5.25kg). Can you believe this?


Jyoti lives in Nagpur, India, with her family and enjoys a celebrity status in her home town. A result of Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, Jyoti is so small that her size is half the size of her two-year-old nephew. Take a look at the picture.


Jyoti is too small to use a normal sized knife and fork, so she eats off special plates, sleeps in a tiny, custom-built bed, and has to have her clothes and jewelry custom-made for her. Even bathing is done on a miniature scale, requiring specially-made steps to help her get into the tub and a small bucket and jug to wash herself. Jyoti goes to a regular school at Bhartiya Vidya Niketan in Nagpur, where her fellow classmates of her own age treat her as one of themselves as she sits at her custom built miniature desk and chair.


Jyoti is happy with her size and enjoys the celebrity status her height has brought her. "I am proud of being small. I love all the attention I get. I'm not scared of being small and I don’t regret it. I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don’t feel any different." she said.

Watch a video on the World's Smallest Girl Jyoti Amge:


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