September 13, 2013
World's Shortest Woman Makes Visit To The Big Apple

The world's shortest woman has now seen the Big Apple.

Jyotai Amge, who is recognized by the Guiness World Records as the shortest woman in the world at 24.5 inches, made a trip to New York City to promote the latest edition of the record book.

Amge paid a visit to the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, where she was met with photographers from Guinness World Records.

In her first trip to the United States, the world's shortest woman said she was grateful that Guinness had given her the chance to travel the world and helped her become ''very popular and very famous.''

The world's shortest woman has been on quite a media tour since the Guinness World Records 2013 Edition put her on the cover. She shared the cover with Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old man from India who stands just a bit shorter than her at 21.5 inches.

Dangi said the cover will help bring attention to his family and village, but Jyoti is hoping for something more. The 19-year-old has turned her world record into a career in modeling and acting, and she's already appeared in a number of Indian movies.

"Since being recognized by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries," she said. "I love travelling. I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can't wait to visit the UK."

Earlier this summer, Amge met up with Brahim Takioullah, the world's second tallest man who also happens to have the world's largest feet. It was also part of an effort to promote Amazing Feet, a project to photograph 50,000 pairs of feet to create the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet.

"It was great to meet Brahim and get our photo taken for this new record attempt – I hope everyone gets involved to make it a success!" Amge said.

The world's shortest woman ended her trip to New York by visiting the Statute of Liberty and Times Square.