Shortest woman: Bridgette Jordan breaks Guinness world record (HD Video)
SANDOVAL, IL, USA -- Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois, a college student whose hobbies include dancing and cheerleading, stands 2ft 3in (69cm) , setting the world record for the Shortest woman, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Bridgette Jordan, 22, a 27-inch tall (69 cm) college student whose hobbies include dancing and cheerleading is the world's shortest woman.
The Guinness world record for the shortest ever female has been Pauline Musters, known as Princess Pauline (Netherlands), who measured 30 cm (12 in) at birth. At nine years of age she was 55 cm (21.5 in) tall and weighed only 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the shortest woman to give birth, set by Stacey Herald (USA) who is 72.39 cm (28.5 in) and who delivered her first child in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, USA.
At 2 feet, 3 inches, Jordan beat out the previous Guinness record holder, Elif Kocaman of Kadirli, Turkey, who measured 2 feet, 4.5 inches.
"I believe that everyone should be confident in themselves," Jordan, a student at Kaskasia College in central Illinois, said in a statement after capturing the crown.
Jordan and her younger brother Brad, 20, who measures 38 inches tall, were also named the "shortest living siblings" by Guinness World Records.
The siblings, who live at home with their parents in Sandoval, Ill., were born with a rare genetic condition called Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II.
Bridgette weighed 1 pound, 12 ounces, and was 12.5 inches long when she was born, while Brad weighed 2 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 13.5 inches long, according to Fox2now.com.