The Smallest Girl in the World

14-year-old Jyoti Amge stands 1 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds!
She has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and won't grow any taller than her current height.

Due to her size, Jyoti has to have clothes and jewellery made for her. She sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery to eat, as normal-sized utensils are too big.

Despite this, she goes to a regular school in Nagpur, central India, where she has her own small desk and chair, and her classmates treat her like any other student.

Jyoti is a celebrity in her hometown, and will soon release a musical album. She hopes to be a Bollywood actress someday. Link -via the Presurfer

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Maybe it's the perception of that picture with her school mates, but if she's only 2 ft tall (ok 1 inch short of that) and only reaches the knees of those other girls, then they must all be 6 feet tall!!!

Either way, she's cute as a button and has a great attitute toward life. I'm only 5 feet tall and generally hate it. Shows how shallow I am!!!:)
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I'm from India and it sure is wonderful to read something like this. However to say that people with deformities, etc are more accepted in India would be a hasty generalization. Our newspapers are awash with stories of mentally handicapped children locked away in tiny rooms for decades. Scores of little children work in construction sites, chemical factories and as sex workers. 50% of India's children aged 6-18 have no access to education. It's not a rosy picture. No sir!
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