- Why Celebheights?
- Why can I not comment?
- How do I search for a particular star on the site?
- How can I help CelebHeights?
- Advertise on CelebHeights?
- How does celebheights come up with a height?
- Where are good sites to compare pictures of celebs?
- Are the heights listed with shoes on?
- How accurate are the heights?
- How reliable are the sightings?
- Who operates CelebHeights?
- How tall is Rob?
- Who was/what happened to Glenn?
Q: Why Celebheights?
A: CelebHeights tries to document what celebrities claim to be and offers our own guess on their stature. It's an entertainment site, and one that has allowed me to travel to many conventions, meet actors and get photos which I post and share with you, the visitors of this site.
This is the only height site that actually meets actors (and posts photos) and spends considerable time researching what they say about their own height. As the Editor I believe I have a good knowledge of how tall people in general look - for instance, on the Height challenge page
you can see that I have measured people of various heights (including many not to have appeared in the challenge) and have a good idea on how tall a real 6ft 5 man looks or a 5ft lady...all this I believe helps improve guessing of the heights of celebrities in person.
Q: Why can I not comment?
A: Comments are currently active. But if the comment is jibberish, insulting or nothing to do with height it might not be approved - I moderate comments to reduce spam and help your experience. Please use one name for commenting and respect other commentators and their opinions. Thanks!
Q: How can I search for a star?
A: There is a search option at the top right hand corner of every page - it uses Google, is fast and as the 'A-Z' pages have gotten larger over the years, you're best bet is to use the search function to find any celebrity you are interested in. You can also use it to plug in movies/tv shows to find actors/actresses from certain shows of interest.
Q: How can I help CelebHeights?
A: If you enjoy the site and want to help, keep an eye out for any celebrity who mentions their height and tell us about it. Help spread the word about CelebHeights by mentioning the site to others in person, on your facebook/twitter/blog or site. And keep visiting :) Without visitors, the site wouldn't exist, so thanks to you and I hope you get a little enjoyment from the site.
You can find CelebHeights
on Youtube, and Celebheights on Twitter
Q: Can I advertise on CelebHeights?
A: CelebHeights has been running for 9 years. If you are interested in advertising please do so through Google's Adsense program. The only direct advertiser I ever use is Dons Footwear. Celebheights has used Servint Hosting
for over 5 years and I've found them to be a very reliable service.
Q: How do you find heights?
A: Firstly I try to find quotes from stars about their height. At the moment there are over 3000 listings with an actual quote said by the celebrity (or from their agency resume) attributed to them, a large majority of which I have researched myself, with helpful contributions from visitors. That doesn't mean I agree with all of them of course ;-)
Q: Where are good places to look at pictures?
A: Fan sites are great for checking a particular star as usually they will have
gallery full of them. GettyImages, WireImage.com, Corbis.com, Flickr.com
are some good sites aswell.
Q: Are the heights listed with shoes?
A: No. Assume every height as though the celebrity was measured barefoot. This isn't the NBA! I make no claim as to whether any listed height is an evening or early morning one. Technically I think your height should be said when people get measured on average, which obviously wouldn't be out of bed, but might be about 5 hours after waking. After you've been standing for 5-6 hours you won't shrink much more during the rest of the day compared to how much you shrink in the time period from waking up till lunchtime.
Q: How accurate are the heights?
A: Celebheights tries to build an accurate database, but you cannot rely on using official resumes or actors own declarations of their height, because invariably a good percentage might embellish the truth, give their height in shoes, round up or not even know or care. Height in many cases is a best estimate. Even if you meet a star, your own estimate might be off, especially if you don't get within a couple of feet and the difference in your heights is large or you're judging on the street where pavement differences can cause confusion.
Anybody judging height on streets would be wasting their time as most sidewalks/pavements are built with varying degrees of fall (sloping) away from the building. You could stand shoulder to shoulder on what looks 'level ground' but one person's feet are 2 inches lower than the other person's. That's one reason why I personally don't bother getting photos on the street - they are largely a waste of time for height and I'd rather not pester celebrities in situations were they don't really want to be pestered. I only meet them on occasions were they have chosen to meet fans like Signing/Convention events.
Contrary to those who believe otherwise, the site has no bias - the purpose of CelebHeights is to try to guess what I think each celebrity would measure. It's as simple as that. Liking or disliking any celebrity has absolutely no bearing on what they get listed at. I may, for instance, not be a fan of say Tom Cruise, but I'll list him the height I think he is.
Q: What about the sightings on the site. Are they reliable?
A: A lot of the sightings submitted by
visitors to the site were, to say the least, to be taken with a large pinch of
salt. Unfortunately anybody could say they've met a star...the internet is filled with untruths which is one reason I moderate comments and won't stand for nonsense. One thing I certainly don't do is BS people. All the quotes I've found made by stars about their heights are real, the 100+ heights I've managed to get directly from celebrities via email or in person are real (for instance when Lenny Henry said, "I'm 6'3". Hugh Laurie is teeny tiny -sleeps in matchbox" he really did say this!), and the encounters and resulting 650 photos I've shown over the 9 years should speak for themselves.
I only show photos of myself or Jenny. If you have photos with celebs you are more than welcome to link to them in the comment section, but no longer host or promote anybody elses photos in the description section of listings.
Q: Who operates this site?
A: It is solely owned and operated by one person since 2004 - Rob Paul, the Editor, who currently lives in Scotland. I only post and talk about height on Celebheights. I don't promote or mention this website on any other sites apart from those I own.
Anybody claiming or posting under my name on other sites are imposters or fools with a grudge. Celebheights has been mentioned in numerous forms of media, from radio, to tv and newspapers, including articles in Pittsburgh Post Gazette
, the New York Post
, and Scotland's largest sunday newspaper, Sunday Mail
as well as on many radio shows like Radio 1 and magazines like Esquire.
Q: How tall is Rob?
A: The lowest I ever measure is a hair over 5ft 8. Out of bed I measure 5ft 8.75-5ft 8.9 range. In any photo I have with a celebrity I am about 173cm on the nose (5ft 8 1/8th). I have worn a variety of footwear in photos, but I will always mention as best I can the difference (if any) in footwear between myself and the celebrity when I post photos. As of April 2013 I currently weigh around 150 pounds.
Q: Who was/what happened to Glenn?
A: Glenn Cunningham (Bronx, New York) was a former photo contributor from 2005-2009 who was banned for numerous reasons. On a trip to New York I decided to document his true height, which you can read about in the true story: The Big Grapple
. He still claims to be 5ft 8, although he was measured at 5ft 6 and 5/8ths by myself and witnessed by Jenny.