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Who Is the Smallest Woman in the World?

May 30, 2013

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Who is the smallest woman in the world?

There are a lot of individuals in the world who are short. Some are even considered to be affected by dwarfism (typically those under 4 feet 10 inches). But who is the smallest woman in the world (that researchers know of)? A woman named Jyoti Amage.

Jyoti Amage, from Nagpur, India, was named the smallest woman in the world one year ago. She was given this title by the Guinness Book of World Records. She was 18 years old at the time. Amazingly, Amage weighs only 12 pounds and stands just 24.7 inches high.

The world’s smallest woman has some big dreams.

Although Amage may have a small stature, she has big dreams. “Her main focus in life is pursuing a love of fashion by customizing her own clothes and jewelry, and working towards her goal of being an actress in Bollywood films.” Amage has always been an inspiration to those around her, because she embraces the differences of others. She probably understands all too well how helpful it is when differences are seen as assets and not liabilities. Amage has become well-known in India, and by continuing to shoot for her dreams will probably end up being a household name.

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