Normal couple – only smaller
A couple who each measure shorter than 3ft are in contention for being named the world’s SMALLEST twosome.
Petite Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and tiny Katyucia Hoshino both have forms of dwarfism.
The Brazilians are 34.8in and 35.2in respectively and they’re hopeful their heights may land them a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records .
Lovers under 3ft tall
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.
“Respect wasn’t conquered from one day to another. Respect was conquered through a lot of hard work,” he says.
Meanwhile Katyucia, 26, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, owns a successful beauty salon specially adapted for her diminutive height.
How they met
The couple first met on a social media website about 10 years ago and started chatting on MSN Messenger.
Paulo said: “I found her very beautiful from the first moment I saw her.”
But the attraction wasn’t mutual, as Katyucia initially blocked him on the instant messaging site.
She said: “The first time I started talking to Paulo, he was really annoying. He had cheap-pick up lines.”
Paulo said: “Basically, we are a normal couple but our height is a little smaller.
“The best thing about our relationship is our closeness, our companionship we have for each other.
“She supports me in everything, she’s my little warrior.”