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Sweet Petite: Short celebrities who look way younger than their age


Society rewards the long-legged women with modeling contracts and magazine covers. Full figured curvy women are having their spotlight now with more and more agencies looking to feature women of all body sizes. It seems though, that us sweet petites are overlooked and left behind in world designed for people 5’5 and taller.

As a 5’1 girl, we do have one advantage. Many of us tend to look very young for our age naturally because of bone structure. That’s right, ageless looks. It’s fun because people can’t seem to really guess our age. Many of us are so tiny that we can save money by shopping at the children’s section believe it or not. I have even been able to pass for getting student discounts and teen discounts even though I am in my late 20s . Now I shall prove my point.

Ariana Grande

Height 5’0″ (152cm)
Born June 26, 1993 (age 22)

Ariana Grande is in her early 20s but can easily pass for 12 or 13. Not only is she 5 feet tall, but she has a very small and slender bone structure.

Ariana Grande wearing full smokey eye makeup and faux lashes at the 2016 Grammys.


Ariana Grande Instagram Selfie in late 2015 looking sweet and innocent.

During her appearance on Jimmy Fallon on March 2015 Ariana Grande wore pig-tails and a colorful jellybean dress.Even though the then 21 year old Ariana was old enough to drink, she appeared as a very convincing 7 year old girl. She cut her age by a third. Amazing!

The internet was quick to point out that her exact dress was from The Children’s place with some added custom embellishments

Ellen Page

Height 5’1″ (155cm)
Born February 21, 1987 (age 29)

Ellen Page had her big break playing 16-year old Juno in the 2007 movie with the same name. A then 20 year old Ellen Page had no problem appearing as the young teenage going through a pregnancy. Since a full decade later, Page has hardly aged a bit.

Ellen Page in Juno (2007)

Ellen Page on the set of Tallulah (2016)

Avril Lavigne

Height 5’1″ (155cm)
Born 27 September 1984 (age 31)

Avril Lavigne came out as an angsty tie-wearing, skateboard riding tomboy when she was 17 years old. She quickly became known as the “anti-Britney.” Flash forward into the future, Avril Lavigne still has that fresh faced look to market her youthful music. People forget that she is currently in her 30s and has gone through 2 divorces.

Avril in “Hello Kitty” 2014

Then 29 year old Avril rocks an edgy asymmetrical hair style with blue streaks and a shaved side.

Avril is usually known for her thick “raccoon-eye” black eyeliner. In 2013, she posed for Allure magazine with little makeup and she looked almost unrecognizable.

Avril celebrates her youth in “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” The 29-year old plays at her prom and blends in perfectly well with the high school seniors.

Lucy Liu

Height 5’3″(160cm)
Born December 2, 1968 (age 47)

Despite being in her late 40s, Lucy Liu has got the longevity genes and she always looks stunning at formal events. Her ageless looks will always make her a Charlie’s Angel.
Lucy Liu in 2014 at the 66th Emmy Awards wearing a formal light colored dress

Lucy Liu in 2016 at the Premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 wearing a black edgy ensemble

Ashley Olsen

Height 5’2″ (158cm)
Born June 13, 1986 (age 29)

Note: Contrary to what people think, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen are not identical twins and Ashley is 1 inch taller than her sister. However, despite being fraternal twins Mary-Kate has appeared to have aged 10 years or more compared to to Ashley. The pictures speak for themselves.

Ashley still has her wide-eyed youthful glow yet Mary-Kate looks haggard and aged. This most likely is due to poor choices in plastic surgery. For this reason, I chose to only include Ashley Olsen as part of this “Sweet Petite” article and I mention Mary-Kate only for illustrative purposes.

Mary Kate and Ashley in at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards.

In 2003, it was hard to tell the Olsen Twins apart. (Ashley here is pictured on the left.) They both had those large beautiful eyes and petite features.

Lady Sovereign

Height 5’1″ (155cm)
Born December 19, 1985 (age 30)

5’1″ Lady Sovereign is the self-proclaimed “biggest midget in the game.” In some of her interviews and appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. she mentioned how people always assume she is much younger than she really is. Her smart mouth and mischievous behavior are in contrast to her innocent looking features.

Lady Sovereign in 2006 (age 20)

Lady Sovereign in 2016 (age 30)
In a January 2016 tweet, Lady Sov brings back the one sided pony-tail
Lady Sov Jan 11 2016

Lady Sovereign – Love Me Or Hate Me (Official… by Henrietta-Aime-Fumer_Tv


Height 5’2″ (158cm)
Born February 2, 1977 (age 39)

Columbian beauty Shakira celebrated her 39th birthday by showing that she has nothing to hide in a makeup-free selfie posted online.

Shakira in 2000 (age 23)

So, what do you think ?