Tuesday, April 8, 2008

World's Smallest Girl Big On Life

Tiny stature doesn't get her down

Neighbor baby looks big next to 15-year-old Jyoti Amge.

What do you do if you're the world's smallest grown human being?

If you 15-year-old Jyoti Amge, you record an album with Bollywood pop music star, Mika Singh.

Jyoti is 1 foot 11 inches tall and weighs about 11 pounds. She's not as big as the neighbor's baby, yet she's fully grown.

According to the Indian Book of Records, the teenager is the world's tiniest girl. She has a form of dwarfism called achodroplasia. She's light years away from unhappy and has better things to do than sit around and feel sorry for herself.

By comparison, Cabbage Patch Dolls are 16 inches tall.

"I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get," she told the Sunday Mirror.

"I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different."

Jyoti attends her local high school, in Nagpur, India, where she studies alongside classmates of her own age, though she sits at a specially made miniature desk.

Her mother, Ranjana, 45, explained that her daughter's condition was not apparent until some time after her birth.

"When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five," she said. "Jyoti is small, yet cute, and we love her very much."

Jyoti and her buddies from school

Like most other teenagers, she loves listening to pop music and watching DVDs and even hopes to become a Bollywood actress. As stated, she's recently recorded an album with her favourite Indian pop star, Mika Singh.

The next time someone is complaining about being the "low man on the totem pole", slip them this story of Jyoti, the 11-pound, 23-inch-tall girl with the big dreams.

It might help them put everything into its proper perspective.

by Mondoreb
images/Source: World's smallest girl proud of her tiny size
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Source: Jyoti Amge: World's Smallest Girl has Big Dreams


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