TINY Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino are the world’s shortest couple – each measuring less than three feet tall.
The tiny pair from Brazil both have forms of dwarfism and stand at 34.8in and 35.2in respectively and they have a condition known as dwarfism.
Paulo and Katyucia actually met on social media website about 10 years ago and started chatting on MSN Messenger. Paulo said that he fell in love with Katyucia the moment he saw her.
Paulo’s height is 34.8 inches while Katyucia is slightly taller at 35.2 inches. But their height has no limits on their lifestyle – or their love – and they are hoping to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for their size.
Basically, it was love at first sight for the 30-year-old man who has dystrophic dysplasia dwarfism, which is a seriously uncommon genetic condition.
Katyucia said: “It was a dream I had, a very long time ago. But because of how my life happened I didn’t get the opportunity.
“We adapted my gurney, we adapted everything that needed to be adapted and then I really started working in that area.”
They continued dating and eventually moved in together.
Paulo, 30, who has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, drives a specially adapted car and works as a legal secretary. He even has ambitions to run for mayor in his home town of Itapeva, Brazil. Meanwhile Katyucia, 26, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, owns her own successful beauty salon that has been specially adapted for her height.