An Filipino who stands about two feet tall will be named the world's shortest man as he turns 18 on Sunday.

Junrey Balawing was measured at 61 centimeters from head to foot lying down, and 58 centimeters standing up, according to Lolit Homay, health officer in Sindangan township.

Balawing will beat out current recordholder Khagendra Thapa Magar, a Nepalese who stands 26.4 inches.

The Guinness World Records will announce the Balawing's official measurement on Sunday, and the local town plans to throw him a party to celebrate the new record.

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