10. Stacey Herald – 28 inches
The smallest mother in the world, Stacey Herald, is the first person on our list. Herald has osteogenesis imperfecta, which has caused her to have brittle bones and lungs that are underdeveloped. She moves around with a wheelchair.
In 2005, the Kentucky native wed Wil Herald, a trainee vicar who measured 5 feet 9 inches. Because the baby’s weight could crush Stacey’s internal organs, the couple was told that having children could be dangerous. But they decided to take the chance.
Stacey Herald gave birth to three children between 2005 and 2009, the last of which was delivered via a rare vertical caesarean section. Her condition is passed down to two of her children, and she frequently has trouble controlling her other daughter, who is already larger than she is.
She stated in an interview in 2009: We pay attention to specialists and regard them, however they don’t necessarily in all cases take care of business, so we wind up doing what we feel is ideal.”
9. Hatice Kocaman 28 inches
Kocaman is only 28 inches tall, just like Stacey Herald, the previous entry in this series. In Kadirli, Turkey, Kocaman is in her early twenties. She previously held the Guinness record for the world’s smallest mobile woman.
The tiny Turk also has hip dysplasia and back issues, which are thought to be caused by a genetic bone condition. The disorder may have been passed down from one parent to the other, according to the doctors. She is unable to work, but she assists her mother by doing small housework.
Kocaman stated in an interview in 2010: When I was a kid, it was hard because all of my classmates used to make fun of me because I was small. But my size has made me famous now. Therefore, it makes me feel much taller.
8. Edward Nio Hernández- 27.64
the smallest man in Colombia, standing just 27 inches tall.
Edward-Nio-Hernández-27.64-inches. The former holder of the Guinness World Record was only 15 inches long when he was born in 1986, and according to reports, he has not grown since he was two years old.
The resident of Bogotá also has cataracts that make it hard for him to see, and his stubby fingers make it hard for him to write. Hernández had to go back to school for a number of years and eventually dropped out when he was 13 years old. His diminutive stature has never been identified.
In Bogotá, Hernández performs as a dancer part-time. He admitted during an interview in 2010 that he had a girlfriend who was 18 years old and that he liked to play checkers and dominoes.
Bridgette Jordan is not only the world’s shortest cheerleader but also one of the world’s smallest women. Jordan, who was born in 1989, holds a previous Guinness World Record and stands 27 inches tall.
Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II, a rare form of primordial dwarfism that affects one in three million people, is the cause of Jordan’s short stature. Jordan, who was born in Illinois, is still mobile enough to enjoy her cheerleading and dancing, despite the fact that the condition is linked to abnormalities in the brain and skeleton.
Jordan is a Kaskaskia College student in Illinois. She is also one half of the smallest pair of siblings in the world, along with her 38-inch-tall brother Brad. Jordan says that she wants to start a business designing clothes for kids because she likes fashion.
6. Lin Yü-chih – 26.6 inches
Lin Yü-chih is another former world record holder for being the shortest man. Yü-chih, who was born in 1972, has brittle bones and is confined to a wheelchair due to his condition.
The Taiwanese resident has osteogenesis imperfecta, limiting his bone growth and stature to toddler levels. However, until he attended a conference in his twenties, he was unaware that he had the condition.
Lin Yü-chih is currently based in Taipei and works as an author and social activist.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, from Nepal, is the third shortest man in the world. Magar was born with primordial dwarfism and stands just 26 inches tall. In 2006, a businessman found him in the Baglung district of Nepal.
On October 14, 2010, Magar, also known as the “Little Buddha,” was named the world’s shortest man. However, on June 12, 2011, Junrey Balawing defeated him to win the crown. Magar, who previously danced in Nepal and India, now serves as a goodwill ambassador for the region and promotes tourism.
Magar’s doctor says that he thinks and acts like a three-year-old and has the body of one. The Nepalese man, who is having trouble learning, started attending a nearby nursery school in 2009 to learn how to read and write.
4. Madge Bester 25.5 inches
is one of the shortest women ever recorded, measuring 25.5 inches tall,
4 inches wide, and 25.6 inches deep. The South African is smaller than the typical one-year-old because she stands just 25.5 inches tall. She holds the world record for the smallest woman who is not mobile.
Bester is confined to a wheelchair due to osteogenesis imperfecta. At a conference for the disabled held in Taiwan in 1998, this advocate for disabled people met Lin Yu-Chih, the world’s shortest man at the time. Bester stated during the meeting, ” I want you to take control of your life. Put your abilities to use, not your limitations.
3. Jyoti Amge 24.7 inches
the world’s smallest mobile woman, stands at 24.7 inches tall and weighs less than a stone. Amge was born in Nagpur, India, in 1993. She has a condition called achondroplasia, which stopped her from growing until she was one year old.
Amge needs constant care from her parents and friends because she has brittle bones. She made an appearance in the 2012 Bollywood film Pan Supari and has aspirations of becoming an actress in Hollywood. She has also recently registered for classes at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.
I would like to win an Oscar and work as an actress in Hollywood. Amge states, “The only difference is my height.”
2. Junrey Balawing 23.6 inches
is the world’s second-shortest man at 23.6 inches. Image source Junrey Balawing is a Filipino teenager who was born in 1993. On his 18th birthday in 2011, he was named the world’s shortest man, but a year later, Chandra Bahadur Dangi beat him to the title.
Balawing is said to have stopped growing a few months after his birth. He is only 11 pounds and 23.6 inches tall. He also has trouble walking because of his weak knees, and in order to stand up straight, he needs to hold onto something. Although there has been no diagnosis made for Balawing’s condition, it is possible that he has an endocrine or birth defect.
Whatever Balawing’s condition may be, it indicates that he requires constant parental attention. However, despite his mobility issues, he can still assist his family by performing household chores like feeding their chickens.
1. Chandra Bahadur Dangi – 21.5 inches
Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the shortest person ever recorded, standing just 21.5 inches tall. Dangi was born in November 1939 and has primordial dwarfism. In contrast to other forms of dwarfism, his condition left his limbs and organs proportionate to the rest of his body, resulting in an abnormally small stature.
Before becoming the world’s shortest person in 2012, Dangi, who lives in a remote village in Nepal, had never been examined by a doctor or treated for his condition. He had no immediate health issues when the doctors at the Guinness Book of Records clinic finally examined him.
Given that the majority of dwarfism sufferers have health issues, Chandra is unusually fit. He claims that because he and his family lack education and were unaware that a Guinness World Record existed, he did not claim it for the majority of his life.