World’s Smallest Woman

Tiny Jyoti Amge is set to fulfil a huge ambition as she turns 18 today — by becoming the world’s smallest woman.

The 23½in tall teen, who weighs just 11lbs, is anxiously waiting for confirmation she’s snatched the title from 2ft 3in American Bridgette Jordan.

Thrilled Jyoti said: “It’s been my dream to be recognised as the world’s smallest woman for many years. I’m now a woman so I hope I don’t have to wait much longer!”

She is celebrating her birthday with a cake that is almost the same size as her.

Jyoti, from Nagpur, India, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and stopped growing shortly after her first birthday. Growth problems have left her with brittle bones and she is likely to need care for the rest of her life.

But budding actress Jyoti hasn’t let her condition hold her back and is set to star two Bollywood films next year. She said: “I want to make people happy.”

She insists on being treated like any other young woman and likes nothing better than doing her make-up and going clothes shopping with pals.


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