It’s an exciting time for Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal. Not only has he been enjoying a week of celebrations with friends and family ahead of his 18th birthday, which is Wednesday, he’s now eligible to be officially ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest man.
The teenager, who stands 2-feet tall and weighs just 10 pounds, is a full head and shoulders shorter than Pingping of China who currently holds the title of the world's smallest man.
But the Guinness title isn’t the only birthday wish Khagendra hopes will come true. He also wants to find a wife.
"I want two things: to be recognized by Guinness and to find a wife who is small like me," Khagendra told the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph.
"When I am officially recognized as the smallest man in the world I expect to get lots of proposals. It is my dream to have four children," he added.
Currently, there is no official title for the smallest teenager, or smallest child, so Guinness told Khagendra he would have to wait for his title until he was old enough, according to the report.
"I am happy now that I am an adult," he said. "I have been waiting for this day for many years. Being small like me is no fun as a boy, but as a man I will be special."