“Normal people shouldn’t underestimate little people. In all aspects, they can do the things normal people can do.”

Jyoti Kisange Amge (December 16, 1993) is an Indian woman who holds the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of Records for being the world’s smallest living woman with a recorded height of 62.8 cm (2 ft 0.6 inches). Her limited height is due to a growth abnormality called achondroplasia. After being noted in Guinness World Records; Amge appeared in the 2009 documentary titled: Body Shook: Two Foot Tall Teen. She guest-starred on Big Boss 6, an Indian television show. Together with Teo Mammucari, she co-hosted the Italian channel called Chanale 5 in 2012. In the same year, she had the chance to meet the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal, an ad they published together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Record. 2013. In 2014, she appeared in the fourth season of the freak show America Horror Story and appeared in 12 episodes of the show. In 2015 she received an honorable International Russian Horror Film Award. She considers: “People like me may be small in stature, but they can also act.” She was the winner of the Littlest Girl title of 2010 and 2011. The wax statue of her is present at the Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavala, India.

“I would like to be an actress in Hollywood and win an Oscar. The only difference is my height.”

Despite knowing the fact that she suffers from a form of dwarfism, her parents raised her like any other child. She attended a normal school where she was treated equally, except for the fact that she had her chair and her miniature desk. Her items such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, dishes, utensils, bedding and other accessories were custom made and designed separately.

“When people see me on TV, they’re really happy because they don’t have to interact with me. When they start interacting with me, they ask me questions like I’m a baby or treat me like a baby and hold me like a baby.” And that’s what they do wrong.”

Lesson in bullshit: dwarfism can affect our body in many ways, including bow legs, trouble breathing, lower back pain or numbness in the legs, reduced muscle tone and delayed development of motor skills, curvature of the spine, limited joint flexibility and arthritis or even recurrent ear. infections and risk of hearing loss. But winners like to live life without apology. Don’t feel sorry for themselves, embrace life, accept current situation, stay strong, don’t allow themselves to be labelled, know their weaknesses but focus on their strengths/talents, challenge themselves to learn something new and live a unique life and wonderful full of meaning and purpose. She believes: “I feel grateful to be this big, after all, if I weren’t small and hadn’t achieved these world records, I might never have been able to visit Japan, Europe and many other wonderful countries.”

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