They may be small, but Chandra Bahadur Dangi and Jyoti Amge are about to become huge all around the world.
They now hold the title of the shortest man and woman in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records.
And to mark their entry into the record books, the two came face-to-face for a photo shoot, it what marks the first time two people of their statue have met.
Indian-born Amge stands 2 ft 0.7 in tall and suffers form dwarfism called Achondroplasia. While Nepali Chandra Bahadur Dangi is just 21.5 inches high.
Amge, 18, is a forging a career on the big screen, having already starred in several Indian movies.
“Since being recognized by Guinness I have been able to visit lots of different countries,” she said. “I love travelling.”
Meanwhile, Dangi, 72, who is from a remote Nepalese mountain village, says: “I’m very happy that I’m being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in a book. It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country.”
The new Guinness World Records 2013 Edition goes on sale Sept. 13.