World's Shortest Woman Visits Empire State Building

Jyoti Amge visited the Empire State Building Thursday and plans to visit Times Square and the Statue of Liberty

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    The world's shortest woman visited New York on Wednesday, making a stop at the Empire State Building. Jyoti Amge, who stands just two and a half feet tall, says she'd like to become a Hollywood movie star after she finishes college. (Published Monday, Sep 16, 2013)

    A woman Guinness World Records says is the shortest in the world made a visit to one of Manhattan's tallest buildings for the launch of the latest edition of the records book.

    Jyoti Amge visited the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building Thursday. The 19-year-old from Nagpur, India, measures at just over 2 feet, 1/2 inch tall.

    She's making her first visit to the United States. Through a translator, Amge said Guinness had given her the opportunity to travel the world and made her "very popular and very famous."

    Her trip to New York also included a visit to Times Square and the Statue of Liberty.

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