World's Shortest Man Lives in Colombia

41575.jpegEdward Nino Hernandez, 24, is officially recognized in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Smallest Man.

"I am very happy to be recognized as the shortest man in the world," Hernandez told the Guinness World Records website. "Every person is different and unique. The more unusual you are the more you should fight and work harder," according to reports in Long Island Press.

He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a fast car and wants to see the world. He is slightly taller than a piece of carry-on luggage and weighs just 22lbs (10kgs).

And he has just been officially certified as the world's shortest living man by Guinness World Records, measuring 27ins.

Nino also reveals he has a girlfriend - an 18-year-old who is just under 5ft.

Although he has cataracts in both of his eyes that blur his vision and, require urgent surgery that the family can't afford, the budding actor has won a part in a new film, playing a drug thief.

He may like being in the spotlight, but Nino said there are some drawbacks to being the world's smallest man, according to Daily Mail.


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