Shortest woman - level 3

Shortest woman - level 3

27-09-2013 06:00

"How about a round of applause?"

Gaining plenty of attention is Jyoti Amge--the world's shortest woman. Amge from Nagpur in India was all smiles as she was carried out onto the observatory at the highest public place in New York, the Empire State Building.

"Jyoti in front of you actually measures 2 feet and half an inch."

This is not the first record she has held. She was the world's shortest teenager. But there have been shorter women in history. Jyoti is just half an inch taller than Pauline Musters, who previously held the record. She says being a record holder has had its benefits.

"I like it very much. Being in the Guinness Book of World Records I get to visit different places like London, Italy, New York and everywhere."

Nineteen year old Jyoti was born with a dwarfism called achondroplasia and is not expected to grow anymore. She weighs just five kilograms and is smaller than a New York fire hydrant, but her aspirations are much bigger. She wants to go into Bollywood movies but hasn't had too many offers, so she is heading to Hollywood.

Difficult words: observatory (position which gives a nice view), benefits (advantages), aspirations (hope or ambition).

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