World’s Shortest Couple Makes Guinness World Record

1a1aBy Tony Nwanne

A couple, Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino have officially made the Guinness World Record list as the world’s shortest couple in London Friday.

The duo both hails from Brazil and have been verified at a combined height of 181.41 cm (71.42 in), becoming world record holders of shortest marries couple, back in September after tying the knot.

1a5The couple who were measured by the officials of Guinness World Records In central London, Friday, had their record verified and confirmed at the GWR St Thomas’s Hospital in central London.
Paulo, 30, who is just 34.8in tall, has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism while 26-year-old Katyucia, 35.2in in height, has achondroplasia dwarfism. They tied the knot in front of family and friends in hometown Itupeva, Brazil, and were presented to the media for the first time Friday.

Paula and Katyucia first met in 2006 through a social media platform called, ‘Orkut’.

1a8Paulo said; ‘I found her very beautiful from the first moment I saw her.’ But Katyucia didn’t reciprocate Paulo’s love at first, she blocked him on the instant messaging site, before Paulo eventually won her heart afterwards.


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