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Height is not a challenge – Dwarf model Fatima Timbo

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Dwarf model Fatima Timbo, who is just 4 feet tall has said dwarfism poses no challenge to her and she would not allow negativity to define her.

The 21 year old British model spoke to BBC News recently about building her confidence as well as her work in inspiring others to feel comfortable in their own skin.

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Height is not a challenge – Dwarf model Fatima Timbo


Timbo said she would not allow negative comments get to her or stop her from promoting body positivity for people with dwarfism.

“I won’t be defined by my height,” she says.

Timbo says she can’t change the way she looks or what people say about her – but she has changed the way she looks at herself.

She said modelling boosted her confidence, and now she wants to inspire others to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Timbo who is also a finance trainee, revealed that after being bullied throughout high school, she learned to finally accept her condition and in 2017, she kick-started her modelling career.

She has more than thirty-one thousand followers on Instagram, says it has been difficult for her to have a relationship.

She was later spotted by some reality TV producers and was offered a slot on the popular British reality show, `The Undateables’.

Timbo admitted that she felt that her height had no limit and as such the sky was her limit, has already built lots of fan base for herself as a budding Instagram model.

Timbo happens to be the only one suffering from the condition in her family.

Dwarfism is a medical or genetic condition that causes someone to be considerably shorter than an average-sized man or woman.

The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4 feet, but dwarfism could apply to an adult who is 4’10” or shorter.

The term “short stature” is often preferred over “dwarfism” or “dwarf.”


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180 Comments

  1. I like your spirit girl, its not your height that defines you…..its what impact are making in the society!

  2. You are right and I love you courage, this is a lesson that people should learn from,always be grateful for who you are today

  3. You have said it all dear! You are beautiful and unique. So live your dreams and achieve greatness. Keep soaring high

  4. She is correct. You need to have confidence in yourself. Dont allow height, color, size or whatever to hold you down. Believe in yourself because you are the best

  5. My dear I love your courageous words.Your height can’t set you back as you already believe so shall it be.

  6. This is a lesson to everyone out there never to allow your condition or challenges define you

  7. It is the truth there no way you can change your self accept the way you are and live your life

  8. Confidence is all,i like her confidence coming out and doesn’t care what people think about her height.Kudos to her

  9. I love her courage! she knows her worth…her height is not a problem at all….self confidence is all it takes to be herself.

  10. You are wonderfully and beautifully made dear, and I appreciate the fact that you didn’t let you dwarfism define who you are

  11. I admire your courage girl. Afterall your God’s master piece because every thing He creates is perfect.

  12. I like her positive mentality, the size of a man doesn’t define a man, keep up the good spirit

  13. Nice looks.Don’t allow anybody intimidate you with their words my dear,your height does not make you a bad person.

  14. Actually height is not a challenge and can never be a challenge, whom God has blessed he has blessed, God created you and said you are ok, therefore you are OK.

  15. You are right and I love you courage, this is a lesson that people should learn from,always be grateful for who you are today

  16. Fatima Timbo is a very courageous and outstanding model . Height shouldn’t be a challenge for her since she’s got passion and love for whatever she does to be happy

  17. Funny though You are beautiful and unique. So live your dreams and achieve greatness. Keep soaring high

  18. WE HAVE SEEN IT ALL IN THIS LIFE…EVERYDAY DIFFERENT SHIT HAPPENS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE GAINS MORE AND MORE CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THEY DO…I SUPPORT YOU BRAVE MIND…LIKE YOU SAID HEIGHT IS NOT A CHALLENGE MYDEAR..KEEP IT UP YOU ROCK..KUDOS TO YOU

  19. I so much love her confidence and boldness.. But if dwarf is not one of the things needed why next?

  20. This is an Ill effect of the society which is directed towards dwarfs. I believe she has spoken the minds of dwarfs and has encouraged individuals in general that circumstance (s) shouldn’t determine our worth

  21. In all
    What you think and feel about yourself is what really matters in the end
    Its great Timbo ain’t letting the bullies and says of others define her
    And that is the key to becoming unique and an idol

  22. Nice one. What a motivation. It is only people that brings limitations to themselves. Once you strongly believe in yourself, then there will be no barriers

  23. This is truth, we should not allow any circumstances to weigh us down, accept yourself and be happy how God created you.

  24. Yes dear. You first embrace and accept yourself and others will feel comfortable embracing and accepting you

  25. Self esteem, self belief and self confidence makes you. For her not to feel intimidated, bullied and put off but still went ahead to prove that height, colour and creed can’t stop you from been successful

  26. I love her confidence & determination. Besides she’s pretty. I know she will find true love some day, i believe.

  27. That’s the spirit girl,your height shdnt stop you from doing what you want to do or what you want to become,you are looking dearie

  28. That is the spirit Fatima. The ability to move on despite the challenges around us we have no power over

  29. We are all wonderfully made, short, tall, black or white. The most important thing is how you see yourself.

  30. She is not the creator of herself, we all must learn to appreciate ourselves and appreciate people the way they are. Kudos

  31. That’s a nice one, is good to appreciate one’s self for how you are being created. Kudos to you dear

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