There are roughly 60,000 people on the earth living under 4’10” tall leading healthy, productive lives. They can be found in every country and are of every race. In the past, even the recent past, people with dwarfism have been terribly mistreated and even looked upon in disgust, but television and social media have started to shine light on what it’s really like to live with dwarfism.
The acceptance has become so widespread that it’s even become a source of envy for us…”average-sized” people.
Meet Karina Lemos, an actress/model/dancer who’s crushing every stereotype you’ve ever heard about dwarfism and paving the way for other individuals with dwarfism to follow their dreams. Dubbed “sexiest little person on earth,” Mrs. Lemos has some things she’d like us all to know.
12. Dwarfs Are Freaks Of Nature
Why are dwarfs dubbed “freaks of nature?” Dwarfism is not a disability and it’s not a disease. The only differences between dwarfs and “non-dwarfs” are cosmetic differences. In the case of Karina Lemos, those cosmetic differences are way too good to be true. Sure, she can be categorized as a freak, but it’s the kind of freak you’d like.
11. Dwarfs Can’t Be Taller Than Four Feet
Myth: If you’re a dwarf, you’re under 4 feet tall. Wrong. Mrs. Lemos stands at 4’3″. The average height for a woman is 5’4″, so she’s a head shorter than you, but with her heels on and you in flats, there’s barely a difference. Even if there wasn’t, you’d still feel intimidated. Admit it.
10. Dwarfs Aren’t Sexy
If anything, Lemos has organically pioneered a campaign to kill the idea that little people aren’t sexy. The following she’s accumulated since a video of her dancing on Brazilian television went viral and has grown to over 125,000 views. Every day, she has men (and women) telling her how desirable she is. She’s happy to be breaking beauty standards. Keep reading to find out WHO she gives her love to.
9. Dwarfs Don’t Lead Exciting Love Lives
The idea that your love life is better because you’re not a dwarf is ridiculous. Lemos talks candidly about her love life, showing off her bae as often as possible. And no, he’s not a little person. She posts pictures of them together weekly. She claims it was her confidence that attracted him, confidence wasn’t something he added to her life.
8. Dwarfs Are Here To Entertain Us
Though Lemos’ fame came from being on television, the narrative has always been real life. Typically when you see dwarfs on TV, they’re being made fun of or in ridiculous roles that dehumanize them. Lemos’ fame came only by being who she is. That’s the very thing that keeps drawing so many fans to her.