Sunday, 20 April 2008

World Smallest Girl

Jyoti Amge (14) of Nagpur, India is the Worlds Smallest Girl according to the Indian Book of Records. She was born on December 16, 1993 and now measures just 1 ft 11 inches tall and weighs 11 lb. Jyoti is diagnosed with Achondroplasia; the most recognizable and most common form of dwarfism. Jyoti is a student at the Bhartiya Vidya Niketan Higher Primary School in Nagpur.

She is about the size of a cat. With a height of just 1ft 11 in (58 cm), Jyoti Amge is dwarfed even by an one year old toddler (which may be over 75 cm (2.5 ft) tall and weigh over 10 kg [22 pounds], on average), but this girl is 15 years old.

The Indian Book of Records registered her as the world's smallest girl. Jyoti's condition is one of the most common types of genetic dwarfism called achondroplasia, in which the fibroblast growth factor receptor gene 3 (FGFR3) is impaired, impeding the normal cartilage formation.

Jyoti is now fully grown and weighs only 11 lb (5 kg), but she seems to be happy with her size, because of the fame it brought her.

"I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get. I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different," she told Sunday Mirror.

Jyoti attends the local high school, in Nagpur, Maharashtra (central India), where she has her own specially made miniature desk. Her parents were unaware of their daughter’s condition 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. Jyoti is small, yet cute, and we love her very much," Jyoti's mother, Ranjanam 45, told Sunday Mirror.

Jyoti is like any other teenager: her favorite activities are listening to pop music, watching DVDs and wearing fashionable dresses, and like any Indian girl, her big dream is to become a Bollywood actress.

"I would love to work in a big city like Mumbai, act in films and travel to London and America," said Jyoti.

Of course, because of her minute size, Jyoti sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery, as ordinary-sized ones are too large; the girl wears clothes and jewelry specially made for her.

Her plans have been partially achieved: she has just recorded an album with her favorite Indian bhangra/rap star, Mika Singh.

"I can't separate myself from her even for a single day. I love her very much. She makes me proud. Lots of gurus come to see and bless her. They pray for her happiness and long life," Jyoti's father, Kishanji Amge, 52, told Sunday Mirror.

Jyoti Amge,15, of Nagpur, India, is the Worlds Smallest Girl. Here she reads at her desk in school. She sits in a tiny desk chair and wears a miniature version of the school uniform.

Jyoti, who is 23 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds, poses with her classmates.

Jyoti, now fully grown, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, that affects an estimated one person out of 25,000.

Jyoti talks on the telephone. At home Jyoti sleeps in a teeny bed, bathes in a small bucket and eats with specially made plates and utensils.

Jyoti next to the wheel of a truck.

Ranjana Amge holds her daughter. She told Britian's Daily Mail "Jyoti is small, yet cute and we love her very much."

Jyoti is small, but has big dreams. "I would like to work in a big city like Mumbai, act in films and travel to London and America," she said.

Jyoti chats on her mobile phone.
Jyoti watches a video on a camera.

Jyoti poses next to a bicycle.

Jyoti leans next to a bucket of water.

Jyoti learns in class.


1 comment:

jesuslovesyou28 said...

I have to say that this little girl is very very very pretty. I love her smile. She is like a mini angel sent from heaven.

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