- His name is Edward Nino, a ‘Liliputian’ in stature, but with a giant personality. He feels comfortable with his height.
This Iconic Columbian record holder was born in Bogota on 10 May 1986 , and is officially the shortest man living with a height of 72.10 cm (2ft 4.3938in) tall.
On April 13 2010, Edward became a Guinness World Record Holder with a confirmed height at that time of 70.21cm( ft. 3.64in)
Subsequently , the record was beaten by Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepal, b. on October 14 1992) who registered a height of 67.08cm(2ft 2.41 in). Khagendra sadly passed away on 17 January 2020 at age 27.
On February 29,2020,with a confirmed age height of 7.21cm(2f 4.38 ins), Edward regained the record title again, with 1.89cm(0.744ins) added to his height.
When Edward was four years old, his family realized that he was not growing like his friends. Although his parents sought medical help, it was about 0 years before a diagnosis of severe hypothyroidism finally confirmed why his natural growth had been affected.
Nonetheless, Edward has always enjoyed life and strives to face vicissitudes of life with optimism and vigour.
Edward likes spending time with his family and spends his leisure time doing word searches, playing cards and exercising.
He also works as a model and dancer. Dancing is his passion, and he has a broad musical taste. Among his favorite genres are Reggaeton, Vallenato, Merengue and Electronic.
When Edward dances, all eyes in his environment turn to him. His talents makes him feel proud of himself.
‘’For me, dancing is a way to express my happiness ; I can express the sound of music through my little body. I feel free , powerful and I believe I have no barriers to do what I love ‘’-says Edward.
In 2020, the Guinness World Records organized a virtual meeting with the iconic Latin singer and record holder, Ozuna, to surprise Edward with the news that both Ozuna and Edward were honoured in Guinness World Records 2021. They shared their enthusiasm about their passion for music.
Edward lives with his parents and siblings in a country house near Bogota. He enjoys taking care of his home. He specifically likes to organize his room, sweep the house and feed and pet animals. He has chickens , pigs , cows, rabbits and more!
He describes himself as a serious , loving and very cheerful person. Through his personality and large heart, he wants to express to the world that everything is possible and that limits only exist in the mind.
He wants to be remembered as someone who is enthusiastic, kind and good to people.
‘’I use my smile to conquer the world!’’ said Edward.
‘’I always share my big smile with everyone; that’s my charm.’’
‘’I can achieve everything I set my mind to . Everything is possible ….Size and height don’t matter! I want people to see who I truly am: small in size , big in heart!’’
Edward is the eldest of his four siblings. He feels very fortunate to have the unconditional love and support of his family. He cites his family as his world, his support and his eternal joy.
His mother is his source of inspiration to be positive and strong.
‘’She is the one who motivates me; she is my driving force’’.
‘’My mother is the one who drives me by telling me that there is nothing difficult for me. She always tells me that Iam unique, and that God has great things in store for me’’.
Edward and his family also care for his brother, Miguel, who is 22 years old and 1.20 metres tall.
Miguel suffer from hip dysplasia and sometimes cannot walk easily because of the pain. Edward is the one who accompanies him, encourages him and helps him to feel better.
One of Edward’s biggest dreams is to travel the world. So far , he has had the opportunity to visit Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. He is eager to show the world that despite his small stature, he has a big heart.
‘’I would love to get to know other cultures, their gastronomy and the beautiful landscapes that I see on television. On my bucket list is to get to know the United States and Europe. I want to show the world who I am and everything I have to give’’.