Jyoti Amge has joined the cast of American Horror Story in its fourth season.
Known as the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge’s height of 2’6″ (62.8 cm) was documented by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Jyoti Amge, 20, has been on television before. She was featured in a documentary called Body Shock: Two Foot High Teen, and also appeared on Bigg Boss 6, a kind of Indian Big Brother.
Her exact role hasn’t been specified but season 4 of American Horror Story focuses on a traveling carnival, so it makes sense for her to be one of the strange attractions that the carnival uses to draw people in.
Jyoti Amge is of Indian origin, born in Nagpur, and she weighs 12 pounds, only nine pounds more then she did at birth.
She has a form of dwarfism call achondroplasia, which stopped her growing after her first birthday. It has also left her with brittle bones.
However, Jyoti Amge is not the shortest woman ever. That record is still held by Pauline Musters of the Netherlands, who was born 12 in at the time of birth, and was 21.5 in at 9-year-old, weighing only 3 pounds. Pauline Musters, known as Princess Pauline, died of pneumonia at the age of 19, when she was about 24 in.
There is information about Jyoti Amge of either a husband or boyfriend.
Jyoti Amge did say that she is treated like a normal woman, and enjoys doing makeup, going shopping for clothes with friends, and watching movies.
American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere in October.
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