Khagendra Thapa Magar to be Crowned World's Smallest Man
Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal is about to be crowned the World's smallest man, and he stands just 2ft tall, which is just slightly higher than a two-litre coke bottle.
Khagendra is just 17-years-old, but his family have been in contact with the Guinness World Record Books to take the title away from China's He Ping Ping, who is 2ft, 5 inches tall, but Khagendra can't take the title until he turns 18 and is considered a man, which won't be until October.
Khagendra, who has become something of a celebrity in his native Nepal, says: “Once I am named as the world’s smallest man then I can fulfil my dream of visiting the United States of America.”
He is called the 'little Buddha' by the rest of the villagers. He currently has a job at the Baglung District of Nepal Arts and Recreation Centre.