Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections (PHOTOS)

 
on February 08 2012 2:14 AM
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Jyoti Amge, who shot to fame after being recognized as the world's shortest living woman recently, has been campaigning for the forthcoming municipal elections in Mumbai, India.

Amge was certified by the Guinness World Records as the shortest woman in the world with an average measurement of 24.39 inches (61.95 cm) on her 18th birthday in December 2011. Amge beat 22-year-old American Bridgette Jordan, who held the title of world's smallest woman, by 2.76 inches.

Amge is hailing from Nagpur in country's western state of Maharashtra. She said that she was glad that her height has put her city on the world map.

During her official recognition ceremony of being the shortest or smallest woman, Amge had expressed her wish to be an actor in Bollywood.

She is campaigning for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the local polls. The Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation Election 2012 is scheduled to happen on Feb. 16 and the results will be announced the next day.

Check out a few pictures of the world's smallest woman, campaigning in the local elections.

Jyoti Amge

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, laughs on the eve of her 18th birthday at her residence in Nagpur December 15, 2011. Amge was certified by the Guinness World Records as the shortest woman in the world with an average measurement of 24.39 inches (61.95 cm), on her 18th birthday on Friday. Reuters

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, is carried by a supporter for local political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) as she campaigns for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, is carried by her mother as she campaigns for local political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge (2nd R), the world's shortest living woman, campaigns for local political Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, is carried by a supporter of local political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) as she campaigns for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, poses with a candidate Chandu Mhatre as she campaigns for local political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jyoti Amge, World’s Shortest Woman, Campaigns in Indian Local Elections

Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, stands on the backseat of a car as people take her pictures while campaigning for local political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for the upcoming municipal elections in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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