Big world, small people!

Posted on June 14, 2011

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Standing at 23 inches, Junrey Balawing from Philippines walks tall with pride. Being officially recognized as the World’s Shortest man by the Guinness World Records (GWR).

The life of 18 year old Junrey was celebrated by family and friends with world wide recognition by the GWR certification on his birthday.

He beat last year’s Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal by 7 cms. Claiming his rightful title, he seemed cheerful at his birthday party in the rural town of Sindangan in southern Philippines.

Even through numerous health problems resulting in difficulties to walk and stand Junrey wasn’t short of being grateful to everyone who came to celebrate his special day.

He received cash prizes from politicians and well wishers, which would greatly add to his family’s relatively small income.

PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLIE SACEDA / BARCROFT INDIA

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