The world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, measuring in at a diminutive height of just 24.7 inches tall, visited some of New York city's tallest buildings this week while promoting the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, reports the Huffington Post on Sept. 13.
The 20-year-old college bound student, who has a tiny voice and a contagious smile, took in the sights and sounds of New York in her first visit to the Big Apple.
Jyoti’s mother, Ranjana Amge, was unsure if her tiny baby would make it, as sonograms showed the infant was not growing. Only three pounds at birth, doctors were unsure how long she would live. Decades later, Jyoti is not only healthy, she’s world famous.
“All the bad feelings are erased, replaced by good ones,” Ranjana said. "We are lucky."
The 12-pound Indian woman visited some of New York's most famous tourist spots, traveling to the top of the city's second tallest building, the Empire State Building.
“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.
Jyoti said after college, she plans to move to the U.S., live in California and pursue an acting career.