Meet The Lovers Who Aim To Be World’s Shortest Couple

ITAPEVA, BRAZIL - 23 MARCH: Paulo, 30 and his girlfriend, Katyucia, 26, having dinner on March 23, 2016, in their home city Itapeva, Brazil. WITH a combined height of 5ft 10in, Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lia Rochedo are the world¿s smallest couple. The tiny pair from Brazil both have forms of dwarfism and stand at 88.5 and 89.5cm respectively. But their height has no limits on their lifestyle ¿ or their love. Paulo, 30, who has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, drives a specially adapted car and works as a legal secretary, and is even planning on running for mayor. Katyucia, 26, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, owns her own beauty salon ¿ and the couple are hoping to enter the record books for their size. PHOTOGRAPH BY Thiago Antonovas / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com
A couple in Brazil have a big love for each other and dream to be the world’s shortest couple.
Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros, 30, has been dating Katyucia Hoshino,26, for the last 8 years.

Barros stands at 88.5 cm while Hoshino is slightly taller at 89.5 cm.

Barros said the two share a connection that goes beyond their short height.
ITAPEVA, BRAZIL - 23 MARCH: Paulo, 30 and his girlfriend, Katyucia, 26, taking a selfie on March 23, 2016, in their home city Itapeva, Brazil. WITH a combined height of 5ft 10in, Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lia Rochedo are the world¿s smallest couple. The tiny pair from Brazil both have forms of dwarfism and stand at 88.5 and 89.5cm respectively. But their height has no limits on their lifestyle ¿ or their love. Paulo, 30, who has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, drives a specially adapted car and works as a legal secretary, and is even planning on running for mayor. Katyucia, 26, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, owns her own beauty salon ¿ and the couple are hoping to enter the record books for their size. PHOTOGRAPH BY Thiago Antonovas / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com
Basically, we are a normal couple but our height is a little smaller,” Barros said.
Barros is a legal secretary while Hoshino owns a beauty salon.
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The couple said that they want to hold the Guinness record for World’s Shortest Couple, currently held by Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva and Claudia Pereira Rocha of Curitaba, Brazil, who are 89 centimeters and 91 centimeters respectively.
Barros and Hoshino would have to get married in order to achieve this dream and that’s not something on their minds just yet.
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We’ve decided to let things happen at the right moment,” Hoshino said. “In regards to the future we say, “never say never.

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