Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
The world’s shortest man, measuring under two-and-a-half feet tall, has celebrated his 35th birthday after recently regaining the Guinness World Record as the shortest living man.
Colombian man Edward Nino celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday (10th May).
The 72.1-centimetre (2-foot 4.39 inches) tall man recently made headlines after regaining the World Guinness title which he lost to Nepalese man Khagendra Thapa Magar who measured 67.08 centimetres (2 feet 2.41 inches) tall.
However, Khagendra passed away in January of last year when the title was given back to Edward by an adjudicator in his native city of Bogota.
The Guinness World Records LatAm (Latin America) posted a tweet honouring the Colombian man for his birthday showing him in a flashy shirt apparently dancing in front of other people.
The tweet said: “Dancing, we celebrate the birthday of Edward Nino from Colombia. Currently, he is the short man in the world with a height of 72.10 centimetres (2 feet 4.39 inches).”
Edward, who works as an actor and model, told Guinness World Records: “I use my smile to conquer the world! I always share my big smile with everyone; that’s my charm.”
He added: “I can achieve everything I set my mind to. Everything is possible… Size and height don’t matter! I want people to meet who I truly am: small in size, big in heart!” (sic)
Edward was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism when he was aged 20. Hypothyroidism is when a person has extremely low levels of thyroid in their body.