Junrey Balawing from the Philippines has been officially certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man.
Junrey celebrated his 18th birthday a couple of days ago, which makes him eligible for the record. He’s 59.93cm (23.6 inches), almost three inches smaller than the previous title holder, Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar. The shortest living man in history was set by Gul Mohammed (India, 1957–97), who was found to be 22.5 inches tall.
According to his parents, Junrey has not grown since his first b’day. He lives with his parents and three younger siblings in Sindangan, a municipality in southern Philippines.