Junrey Balawing, the Shortest Living Man in the World (2011)

Junrey Balawing of the Philippines is the new shortest living man in the world. He was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in June 10, 2011, a couple of days before his 18th birthday. His official height when measured by Guinness representative was 0.5993 m (1 ft 11 2⁄3 in) about the size of the 1-year-old baby.

Junrey Balawing measured by Guinness Book of World Records representative

Junrey Balawing measured by Guinness Book of World Records representative. Image via

Junrey comes from the town of Sindangan in the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines. He is a son of the Reynaldo and Concepcion. His mother said that he stopped growing after his first birthday and has remained the same size ever since. He loves to ride in his father’s shoulder and his mother’s arms.

Junrey Balawing with bottles of coke

Junrey Balawing with bottles of coke. Image via

Junrey took the world record title from Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal who was name the shortest living man in 2010. Khagendra was 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄2 in).

Khagendra Thapa Magar, 2010 shortest living man

Khagendra Thapa Magar, 2010 shortest living man. Image via

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