Hailing from the Zamboanga del Norte province of the Philippines, Junrey Balawing is a 17-year-old young man who is only 22 inches tall, meaning he’s 4.2 inches shorter than Khagendra. As such, when Junrey turns 18 on June 12, he will become the world’s smallest man.

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What’s even more amazing about Junrey, however, is that he will in fact be the shortest man who has ever lived. According to Craig Glenday from Guinness World Records, the shortest man thus far was Gul Mohammed of India, who was 22.5 inches tall.

Keep in mind that Junrey hasn’t been tested yet. Craig and his crew are waiting for Junrey’s birthday, at which point they will officially measure him. If his claim is indeed true, then it will be quite a “remarkable claim.”

As for Junrey, he’s trying to wait patiently, but he sure is excited about the prospect.

“If I were the smallest man in the world, it would be very cool,” he said.

For a video of the little superstar, check out the flick below.

(source http://www.weirdasianews.com/2011/03/30/battle-worlds-shortest-man-title-heats/)

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