Perched on a pink children's chair, Bridgette Jordan's legs are left to dangle in mid-air as she stretches out her arms to go online.

Looking intently at her laptop screen, it takes her some considerable effort to manoeuvre the mouse across the matching pink table.

But it's just the way of life for the 22-year-old dwarf - who is also an all-singing, all-dancing cheerleader with her friends at Kaskaskia College.

And she now has even more to shout about - after she was crowned the world's shortest woman, as chronicled in the new Guinness World Records' Book that appears to overshadow her as it sits by her side.

Ms Jordan, from Sandoval, Illinois, stands at 2ft 3in - and also holds the record for being part of the shortest living siblings, alongside her 20-year-old brother Brad.

Combined, the pair only reach 5ft 5in.

Asked how she felt about her title, which she scooped from Turkey's Elif Kocaman, who stands at 2ft 4.58in, she said: 'It feels awesome.

'It's great to be small. I believe that everyone should be confident in themselves.'

Mr Jordan, who stands at a comparatively giant 3ft 2in and enjoys playing basketball and learning karate, added: 'Hopefully this will go a little way to helping people realise it's OK to be different.'

The tiny twosome have Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II.

They live with their parents in Sandoval and study at Kaskaskia College.

Jyoti Amge, 17, from Nagpur, India, is currently recognised as the world's shortest teenager, standing at just 2ft tall.
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