World’s Shortest Woman Visits NYC to Promote Book

By: Lacy Langley - September 14, 2013

Jyoti Amge, the Guiness World Record holder as the world’s shortest woman, visited the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building, which is the highest place in New York City. She traveled from India to promote the Guiness Book of World Records 2014 Edition. The 19-year-old stands at 24.7 inches tall. She was also able to visit Times Square and The Statue of Liberty.

“The Guinness Book of World Records has given me the opportunity to travel the world and I’ve become very popular and very famous,” said Amge in Hindi through translator Denish Govindani.

Amge entered the Guinness World Records book several years ago, as the world’s shortest teen. As spokeswoman for the new book, she’s in town to remind us that the 2014 edition is filled with amazing photos, stories and interactive apps, including one that will allow you to see how you’d look with the world’s longest tongue.

Amge told the Huffington Post, “I don’t regret being my size. I am happy the way I am,” Amge says. “It’s allowed me to do amazing things.”

In her travels for Guinness, she’s met 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, and 21-inch-tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world’s smallest man. She said, “It was amazing to see a person smaller than me. I was excited to see him, the way other people are excited to see me.”

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