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Smallest woman wants to be a big star

Manish Swarup in Nagpur, India

Published 17/12/2011 | 05:00

Jyoti Amge is measured by a local doctor, K Sujatha, and Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy. Photo: REUTERS
Jyoti Amge is measured by a local doctor, K Sujatha, and Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy. Photo: REUTERS

A HIGH-SCHOOL student in central India was recognised as the world's shortest woman by the Guinness World Records yesterday as she turned 18.

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Jyoti Amge, who stands just 62.8cm (24.7ins) tall, said she hoped to earn a degree and make it as a film star in Bollywood.

Guinness representatives from London measured her at a ceremony attended by about 30 relatives and friends in the central Indian town of Nagpur.

Dressed in one of her finest saris, she called the honour an "extra birthday present" and said she felt grateful for being small, as it had brought her recognition. She and her guests then cut a birthday cake.

"I have put Nagpur on the world map. Now everyone will know where it is," said Amge, adding: "I want to be an actress."

She measured 7cm (2.76ins) shorter than American Bridgette Jordan (22), who had held the title since September.

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