Junrey Balawing

Filipino record holder for shortness

Junrey Balawing (/nˈr/ joon-REE; Tagalog pronunciation: [dʒunˈrɪ bɐˈlawɪŋ] (audio speaker iconlisten); born June 12, 1993 – July 28, 2020) was a Filipino record holder at the Guinness World Records for the world's shortest man alive measuring at 60.00 centimetres (23.62 in) tall.[1] The declaration came during Balawing's 18th birthday celebration.[2]

Guinness World Records official said Balawing broke the record of Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who was 0.67 m (2 ft 2+13 in) tall.[3]


  1. News Asia-Pacific. (2011-06-12). Philippines man crowned world's shortest. BBC News. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  2. Jay Directo (AFP). (2011-06-12). Filipino teen Junrey Balawing declared world's shortest man Archived 2015-10-29 at the Wayback Machine News.Com Australia. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
  3. Associated Press. (2011-06-12). World record as 60cm teen Junrey Balawing turns 18 The Australian. Retrieved 2011-06-12.