Guinness Records: World’s Shortest Teenager – 2ft 5in @ Age 18

Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm) has been crowned as the world’s shortest teenager in Kathmandu, Nepal.Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm) has been crowned as the world’s shortest teenager in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), stands with his new World Record certificate in Kathmandu

Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who is just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), was carried by a relative to the location in the Nepalese capital.

Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of the Tourism Board, handed Khapangi the framed certificate – which came up to his chest – at a ceremony organized by World Records on Monday.

The official certificate names Khapangi as the ‘shortest teenager living (male)’ on 23 March.

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Khapangi appears to beam before the throngs of photographers and media who had assembled this morning in Kathmandu for the award ceremony

Born in Nepal in 2004, the young man posed with his certificate in front of a bevy of photographers and media present at the ceremony.

Khapangi’s compatriot Khagendra Thapa Magar, at 2ft 2in (67cm) was the world’s shortest man until his passing in 2020 at the age of 32.

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Dor Bahadur Khapangi, the world’s shortest male teenager, is lead by the arm by a young girl twice his height through a quiet street

The current shortest mobile man in the world is Edward Niño Hernández, from Colombia, measuring 2ft 3.6 inches in height. He received his award from World Records in September 2010.

Born in 1986, he was the shortest man in the world but lost the title when Magar turned 18 in 2004. He regained it when Magar died two years ago.

He resides in Bogota and has the occupation of being a dancer and actor, appearing on the Argentine TV program Susana Giménez.

The World Records holder for shortest female in the world is Jyoti Amge from India.

In 2009 she was confirmed as the shortest living female teenager at just 2ft (61.95cm).

Now 28, she has retained her record all this time and even appeared on American television as the regular character Ma Petite in American Horror Story: Freak Show, in which she premiered in 2014.

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