World’s tallest man and smallest woman reunite

Sultan Kosen stands at 8 feet 3 inches tall, while Jyoti Amge is smaller than the average two-year-old.

Despite the stark contrast in their heights, the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen, measuring 8 feet 3 inches (251cm), and the shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, just over 2 feet tall (62.8cm), found common ground during their reunion in California. Sitting together cross-legged, their drastically different statures were unmistakable, with one of Kosen’s feet measuring 14.3 inches (36.5cm), over half of Amge’s height.


The pair had previously met in Cairo in 2018, where they visited the Pyramids of Giza. Kosen, hailing from Turkey, officially gained the title of the world’s tallest living man in 2009, surpassing Bao Xishun by more than 10cm.

Additionally, Kosen holds the record for the largest hands on a living person, with each measuring 11.22 inches (28.5cm) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. His abnormal growth can be attributed to a medical condition called pituitary gigantism, stemming from a tumor that developed when he was ten years old. Kosen, aged 41, requires specially made clothes and sleeps in a three-meter-long bed.

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On the other hand, Indian actress Amge, aged 30, is shorter than the average two-year-old and weighed 11 pounds (5kg) at 18. Her diminutive size results from achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, ensuring she will never exceed a certain height.

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At 15, Amge was awarded the record title of the shortest living female teenager, which she maintained until becoming the shortest living female globally three years later. With 1.4 million Instagram followers, Amge achieved her aspiration of becoming the world’s shortest actress after appearing in the US TV series American Horror Story.

Written by Telha

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