A 22-year-old student from Illinois has been named by Guinness World Records as the new ‘Shortest Living Woman’ — standing at just 2 ft 3 in (69 cm) tall.
In addition to this title, Bridgette also holds the record for the ‘Shortest Living Siblings’ alongside her brother, 20-year-old Brad Jordan, who measures 3 ft 2 in (98 cm) tall.
While their reduced height is caused by Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II the pair live normal lives and both study at Kaskaskia College.
Bridgette’s hobbies are focused around her love of music; dancing and cheerleading while Brad says he likes to play basketball… no, that was not us making a joke.
On her record-breaking achievement Bridgette says: “It feels awesome. It’s great to be small. I believe that everyone should be confident in themselves.” Commenting on their shared title her brother Brad adds: “hopefully this will go a little way to helping people realise it’s ok to be different.”
Bridgette breaks the record of Elif Kocaman (22), from Kadirli, Turkey, who measured 2 ft 4.58 in (72.6 cm). Jyoti Amge (17) from Nagpur, India, is currently recognised as the ‘Shortest Teenager’ standing at just 2 feet tall (61.95 cm).