Saturday, April 12, 2008
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.