Today than ever before, people are more aware of this condition which is certainly not a new one and that condition is “dwarfism”. With the benefit of modern science, we now know that most sufferers have bone disorders, like osteogenesis imperfecta, which prevent them from reaching full adult size and also making it difficult for them to cope with several human activities. With that in mind we bring you the list of the Top five shortest women in the world.
TOP FIVE SHORTEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD
5. STACEY HERALD
HEIGHT : 28 inches
ABOUT : , Stacey Herald, who is first on our list is also the world’s smallest mother at 28 inches tall. Herald is from Kentucky, United States of America and she suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta a rare genetic condition, which has left her with underdeveloped lungs and brittle bones. She uses a wheelchair for mobility. Stacey married 5 ft 9 in trainee vicar Wil Herald in 2005. The couple was advised that it is potentially dangerous for them to have children because the weight of the baby could crush Stacey’s internal organs. However, they decided to take the risk.
Between 2005 and 2009, Stacey Herald gave birth to three babies, the last of which was delivered by a rare vertical caesarean procedure. Two of her children have inherited her condition, and she often struggles to manage her other daughter, who is already bigger than she is.
Read Also: The Top Ten Tallest Men In The World
4. HATICE KOCAMAN
HEIGHT : 28 Inches
ABOUT : Hatice held the Guinness record for the smallest mobile woman in the world and she lives in Kadirli, Turkey. Hatice suffers from a genetic bone condition and also suffers from hip dysplasia and back problems. Doctors suspect that Kocaman inherited the disorder from both of her parents. She is unable to work but helps her mother by performing small jobs around the house.
In a 2010 interview, Kocaman said: “It was hard when I was a child because all my classmates used to tease me for being small. But now I am famous because of my size. So the best thing about all this is that it makes me feel like I am much taller.”
Read Also: Top Five Tallest Women In The World
3. BRIDGETTE JORDAN
HEIGHT : 27 inches
ABOUT : Bridgette Jordan is one of the shortest women in the world and is also the world’s shortest cheerleader. 27-inch-tall Jordan is also a former Guinness World Record holder and was born in 1989. Jordan’s short stature is the result of Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II, a rare form of primordial dwarfism that affects one in every three million people.
However, although her condition is associated with brain and skeletal abnormalities, Illinois-born Jordan is still mobile enough to enjoy her cheerleading and dancing. Jordan is a student at Kaskaskia College in Illinois, she is so much interested in fashion and says that she is thinking about starting a business designing clothes for her kind.
2. MADGE BESTER
HEIGHT : 25.6 inches
ABOUT : Born in 1963, Madge Bester is one of the shortest women ever recorded and currently holds the record for the smallest non-mobile woman in the world. The South African is just 25.5 inches tall, which makes her smaller than an average one-year-old.
Bester suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta and is confined to a wheelchair. In 1998, this campaigner for disabled rights met then shortest man in the world, Lin Yu-Chih, at a conference for the disabled in Taiwan. At the meeting, Madge said: “My message to you is to take charge of your life. Forget your disabilities and use your abilities.”
1. JYOTI AMGE
HEIGHT : 24.7 inches
ABOUT : Jyoti Amge is the world’s smallest mobile woman and she weighs less than an eight year old baby. Amge was born in 1993 in Nagpur, India and suffers from a condition called achondroplasia, which stalled her growth soon after her first birthday.
Jyoti the shortest in this list of the top 5 shortest women in the world suffers from brittle bones and needs constant care from her parents and friends. She dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress and appeared in the Bollywood movie Pan Supari in 2012. She also recently enrolled at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.
“I would like to be an actress in Hollywood and win an Oscar. The only difference is my height,” says Amge the shortest woman In The World.