How to Measure a Celebrities Height

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To know the height of a celebrity (particularly those new to fame), you must have some reference heights to compare them with. Of course you must be pretty certain of those heights against which you compare. When watching a DVD keep an eye on the stars and look in particular for shots where they are standing together and aren't far apart. Even better, if you spot a shot where their feet are also in view, this makes it far harder for any director to fudge height differences by placing one star slightly closer to the camera or on a small plank. You might notice that certain stars (no names mentioned) rarely have this type of shot in a film...I wonder why!

Another good comparitive reference to use is the world of tv talk shows. In Britain, for instance, we have Jonathan Ross, who seems to be somewhat interested in height judging by the amount of times he's touched the subject of stature with his guests. He claims 6ft 1.5, Michael Parkinson at 5ft 10ish. In America you have Jay Leno (5ft 11), Conan O'Brien (6ft 4), Dave Letterman (6ft 1.5-2) and Craig Ferguson (little under 6ft 2), and for smaller comparisons you have say Jon Stewart at 5ft 6.5ish. Usually these hosts will stand up to greet their guests, giving you an occasional opportunity to compare their heights. But bear in mind that with the bigger guys like Conan they will sometimes bend and look down at their guest, and therefore their guest will be 'looking up', meaning the difference in height between their eyes will give an illusion they are closer in height. So don't be fooled and keep your eye on the top of their heads!

Some talk show hosts have used camera angles that maximise the height of their celebrity guests. Others might also stand in certain positions (and poses which can give the illusion to viewers that the star is an inch bigger than they really are - for instance, when Nicole Kidman was doing a publicity shot on Parky's show she took off her shoes to look a bit smaller!. There's even a rumor that slanted platforms are used by some shows...the greeting area is tilted in such a manner, that it makes the host appear an inch smaller and his star guests an inch taller. On Jonathan Ross show, his interview zone is 4-inches shorter than from where the stars first appear and wave at the audience, before lowering themselves to greet him - on occasion he has kept stars on the raised area and shook their hand which makes them look a bit taller.

One other method used a lot is to compare celebrities beside people of known height, like for instance, nfl footballers. The NFL Combine measures players very accurately and so this provides you with a guage to judge heights against if you spot them standing beside footballers in photos.



So, you manage to spot a celeb beside somebody but have no idea how to judge what 2 or 4 inches difference is...well, it's not as hard as it might appear. For an average face on an average sized body there are 2 distinct reference points where, when celebrities stand together, you can use these facial points to judge height differences.
  • From the top of someone's head (excluding hair which doesn't count when measuring people) to the middle of their eye equates to roughly 4.5ish inches. This is assuming the head is not tilted but it's a good guage to use. If the head is tilted down a little it can look around 5 inches in photos. If you tilt a head up a bit then the eyelevel might be nearer 4 inches in a photo.
  • From the middle of their eye to the bottom lip is about 3 inches, and another 1.5-2 inches of chin.

These are my general estimations. Of course there will be slight variations from person to person. A guy with a huge hooter might have a larger eye-to--bottom-lip length (say 3.25 inch), and a guy with a big forehead might have a larger eye-to-head measurement. In photos consider a 6ft male's head will look roughly near 9.5 inches if it isn't tilted up or down and is pretty level.

Here is an illustration (you can buy this poster sans the height marks from allposters).

To give you a couple of examples of what true height differences are like - when posture is similar and the head is level consider these 2 photos:

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  • Image 1. If my friend is my height (5ft 8.25) then that's how a 6ft 4 man would look beside me.
  • Image 2. I'm standing 5ft 8.25, Jenny is wearing a large heel making her 6ft 0.25 in the photo.
Another point to consider when comparing heights is shoes. Most men's shoe heels are in the 1-1.25 inch range (heel+insole/cushioning), with women's heels being in the 2.5-3 inch range offering them normally 1.5-1.75 inch advantage over men, unless they are wearing a platformed heel then they might have 2.5-3 inch advantage over a man. Many celebrities will never admit to it, but famous people have the luxury of buying expensively fitted elevator shoes that to Average Joe might look like a normal shoe, but in fact can give the wearer an extra 1-1.5 inches in stature. When you're a celebrity, that can be the difference between appearing 5ft 8 and looking 5ft 10. There are some female celebs who are never seen out of heels and a good proportion will regularly wear 3.5-4 inch heels at events and film premieres, cementing the illusion that they are far more statuesque than what their true heights would suggest.

A reader (Raz) recently sent in his own alternative of measuring that looks for specific objects beside a star in a photo that can be used to then guage fairly accurately that star's height. For instance a can of coke, a CD. I've used this a few times and it is another way to measure but extremely hard to do properly. For my own photos which with celebrities I try to use a fixed distance, like my interpupillary distance to help calculate how much taller a celebrity is. Fine for when I face directly on to the camera, if I tilted my head to left a few degrees I'd have to take this into the calculation. This is actually quite accurate. Obviously it cannot account for posture or shoe differences, but since I am in the photo I know if the posture is the same/different and any shoe advantage I or the celebrity has.

Hopefully, armed with this knowledge you'll be able to far better judge the true heights of celebrities. When in doubt, ask Rob at CelebHeights!
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Curious? says on 25/Nov/14
How off can doctors be with height when getting measured there?
[Editor Rob: from reading this site, some can be an inch off easily!]
5-9 5-10 says on 1/Oct/14
5'9 1/4 is my low. What would I be listed on here?
[Editor Rob: depends on how you might look in person or in photos, you could have great posture, have features like high eyelevel/small head that might make people (myself included) think you were 5ft 9.5 at least!]
Out of curiousity says on 30/Sep/14
Yeah I always get 5'9 to 5'9 1/2 range by stadiometer, measuring tape and at doctor physicals and all of them where without shoes standing straight even when I'm relaxed I'm 5'9 1/4 to 5'9 1/2. The highest I've ever been measured was 5'10 1/2. The lowest was 5'8 1/2. Though I looked in the mirrior with someone that's 5'8 1/2 and a half and I was taller then her by a good amount her eyes match a little above up my nose, and my eyes match the middle of her head or lower. I felt shorter then her, then I ended up being taller then her then how much a 5'9 1/2 guy would look to someone who is near 5'9
Out of curiousity says on 28/Sep/14
Can a guy that gets measured 5'9 to 5'10 like all the time either by measuring tape or doctors or even a stadiometer still have a possibility of being 5'7 or is it no matter what that the guy is at least 5'9
[Editor Rob: seems a huge difference, if you got 5ft 7 then I'd be raising an eyebrow at it, especially if on several other occasions you have managed to get in the 5ft 9 range.]
Ed says on 25/Jul/14
Rob maybe it's just me, but I've noticed for most women and girls on here, you tend to list them at the heights they claim. Just out of curiosity, why so?
[Editor Rob: there are a bunch of women whose own claim I won't agree with, but there is a big bunch I do...maybe there is a greater percentage of men who exaggerate a bit?]
Paul says on 30/Jun/14
From the top of my head to the middle of my eye is 13 cm... I am sure...Is normal? I am 5'11. I have 17 years old
[Editor Rob: well it is a longer head-eye measurement than average, it just means your eyes are a fraction of an inch lower than average, which is more 11.5-12cm range]
Dmeyer says on 3/Jun/14
Rob how Come 6'0.25-0.5 Guys never look this tall near you
[Editor Rob: well, they can have a lower eyelevel and longer head than jenny, her eyelevel is around 4.2 inches...also in that photo about 2cm of hair]
Wondering says on 23/May/14
Can sitting in a car help you get too your morning height or would you drop or stay at your day height?
[Editor Rob: sitting in the car puts more stress on your discs than walking, it will make you shrink to lower height if you go on a journey for a few hours. I tested it a couple of times after a 2 hour drive in the morning, it made me closer to my low height faster.]
FA says on 14/May/14
Rob, would it appropriate if i measured my self by putting an 18inch ruler on my head? the way i measure is sort of equivalent to a stadiometer.
[Editor Rob: as long as you can make sure it is straight when sitting against the middle of your head and the wall it should be ok, but it might be harder to make sure it's straight? An alternative you could use (if you have one or buy one cheaply from stationery place) is a set square...]
5-9 5-10 says on 16/Apr/14
If I was measured at 5'9 3/8ths would I be listed at 5'9 1/4 or 5'9 1/2 on celeb heights?
[Editor Rob: if you were measured at that mark I might try to put 9.3, but maybe if you were that height at your low then giving you 5ft 9.5 would be ok]
James says on 6/Apr/14
When driving a car or being a passenger not laying back but sitting down like how you sit at a table can you gain while sitting in a car for 30 minutes. Whenever I get measured after that I get measured at 5'9 1/2 either if it's by measuring tape or physical and when I walk around all day I get measured at 5'9 to 5'9 1/4 other then that I've been measured as high as 5'10 1/2 at a urgent care place but I rested almost all day and that was the only I walked around and basically sat in my car driving. I was sick that day. But yea lol
James says on 31/Mar/14
What dedicated you to start celeb heights.. Was it to help others?
[Editor Rob: in 2004 I didn't think there was a site that was solely dedicated to chatting about all the heights and trying to figure heights out. I mean you could do that on threads on other places, but not on a site solely about height, so that's one reason ]
James says on 29/Mar/14
Can you have a 5 inch middle of eye eye to top of the head level or a little below and a 4 inch eye level to the chin
[Editor Rob: yes, some women are more likely to have a smaller chin and then the eye-chin is near 4 and their eye-head is bigger.]
o.k says on 1/Dec/13
Yeah it makes sense because most celebs lie about their heights and weights for example Pink is in a picture saying she's 5'4 with all the LADY MARMALADE group and they are all wearing heels but yet she towers over all of them but yet Christina Aguilera says she's 5'2 impossible if Pink is 5'4 because she's about 4 or 5 inches taller than Christina.Then Maya says she's 5'5 but Pink is still taller by 2 inches.I have seen this with other stars Nicole Ritchie says she's 5'1 but Christina Aguilera is in this picture with her same sized heels saying she is 5'2 and clearly Nicole Ritchie is taller than her by about 5 inches.The same with Kim Kardashian who says she is 5'3 and Christina says she's 5'2 in a pool picture with no shoes on Kim towers over her by about 4 inches.I don't get why celebs lie about simple things.Another example Madonna with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears Madonna claims to be 5'4 as well as Britney and yet Britney is way taller by 2 inches than Madonna and Christina says she is 5'2 but how can she be 5'2 and Britney 5'4 if in these pictures Brit is bigger than her by about 5 inches?.
kendalljennergreatestfan says on 21/Nov/13
Rob how accurate are the formulas that tell your height by knowing the lenght of your humerus or femur(different one for each bone and gender)?
[Editor Rob: not paid as much attention to them]
Hola says on 2/Nov/13
How come I am taller when I measure with my back against a wall as opposed to front? Am I bending my neck?
[Editor Rob: could be one of a few reasons...wall/floor slightly angled or you aren't standing as tall one way you stand compared to the other way.]
Matt 184.7-186.7cm says on 3/Oct/13
How large is jennys eye line? In the 3.9 inch difference photo, it almost looks exactly level with your scalp
[Editor Rob: her eyelevel is around 4.2 inches generally, of course if you tilt up a little then it's 4 inches. In that photo I think it's more a fraction is added to her height because of the camera.]
Slick Vick says on 20/Sep/13
Ok rob here is a interesting question.If i'm 5.9.5 and stand next to a girl that is 5'8 or 5.9 and she has a smaller forehead than me.For instance my forehead is about 6 and a half to 7 centimetres and she has a small forehead at 4 to 5 centimetres will her eyes be higher than mine thus giving the ilusion that she is taller than me even though that's not the case.
[Editor Rob: she might have a higher eyelevel, and give an illusion of being closer in height, because people do look at chins, eyes and sometimes forget to look at the top of 2 heads!]
Postel says on 19/Sep/13
I'm 5'10.25'' (178cm) barefoot out of bed, shrinking to 5'9.5'' (176.5cm) by the night. Never under 5'10'' in the morning, even after 4-5hrs of sleep. I am considering myself very much average comparing to other young people (I'm 18) or even slightly above average comparing to older men (30+). Never got called short. Comparing myself to a guy who claims 5'9'' I am clearly taller, to a guy who claims 5'10'' we are the same or even I am marginally taller, while a person who is 5'11'' is sligtly taller. I think I can claim I'm 5'10'' (178cm) easily. Do you agree with me? Also my doctor said that height should me measured first thing in the morning or in the morning, as early as possible.
Rusty says on 19/Aug/13
Also Blaze, you may not have measured yourself correctly, most people from what ive read lose .6" throughout the day. I lose that much on average and so does Rob. You are claim to have lost a full inch.
Rusty says on 19/Aug/13
@Blaze

people are almost never measured at night but they are hardly measured out of bed either. In the area i live most people are measured about 2 or 3 hours after getting out of bed at the doctor's office. I would say whatever height you are after being up for 3 hours or so is fair. I know Rob likes to go with minimum height and would give you 6'4". I myself am 6'3 3/8" out of bed and about 6'2.75" or just below that mark at the end of the day. I claim 6'3" flat as my height, which is feel is reasonable given i was measured exactly that at the doctor's office about 4 or 5 hours after waking, around the time most people are measured. People aren't aware of their out of bed or their night heights most the time. Which is why I feel 6'4.5" would be a legit claim for you. Most average people who walk by you that arent like Rob and know insane amount about heights would guess you at about that.

Thing is people have no true height, you can't really claim a precise height cuz your height will slightly vary at times. Which is why I think its best just to claim the number in between your maximum and your minimum. That number for me is just over 6'3" which is why 6'3" flat is my own personal claim. I guess you could say I am a weak 6'3" then but its a good height
6ft 1 guy says on 13/Aug/13
rob, how tall do you think the guitarist stevie ray Vaughan is?
Click Here that guitar in that vertical position is 3ft 2.5in
Blaze says on 12/Aug/13
@Big Ben. I also measured out of bed at 6'5, 6'4.5 afternoon, 6'4 night. I'm 15 years old. and I did the measurements with a yard stick. what would you say my height was ? would you go with morning, afternoon, or night?
Big Ben says on 5/Aug/13
I measured myself out of bed at 6'3" 1/8, 6'2"3/4 at noon and 6'2"1/2 at bedtime. I'm 24 years old. And I did the measurements by the pillar in my living room.
Firestarter says on 21/Jul/13
Rob,could you give me info on foreheads.I'm 5'9.75. (177cm) and I can fit four fingers on my four head vertically.If my forehead is slightly taller than average does that give me extra height.If I had a smaller forehead would that make me shorter in general.Also if a medium height guy has a big forehead does that mean he has a short body (Matt Damon for example)
TJ says on 7/Jun/13
Hi Rob
i would really wanna know hilary rhoda's height.
can you estimate her height?
Aerofloater says on 24/Apr/13
Just a nitpick: I've actually been a guest on Letterman and he's no "6ft 1.5-2." He always remains on the podium and shakes hands with guests before they step on it so that he seems taller than he is. I'm 6'1" myself (not 6ft 1.5-2, just a flat 6'1", as measured each weigh-in by the United States military) and can tell you with absolute certainty that Letterman is 5'10," tops. I saw him face to face before the show and even though I'm a half inch to a full inch shorter than he CLAIMS, he wouldn't see me eye-to-eye if he were on his tiptoes. Mathematically, if he's "6ft 1.5-2," then I am at least "6ft 4.5-5," and I'm not.

Otherwise, fun article.
Sean says on 26/Feb/13
@Rob (not you Editor Rob), it's not unheard of. My uncle was in pretty much the exact same situation as you, he was about 5'7" and had his last growth spurt at 18 or 19 and grew to about 5'9.5". So it's not TOTALLY out of the question, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too much.
BJFNX says on 2/Feb/13
In response the the armspan arguement: its not that useful it only gives a very rough guide jon jones is 6ft 4 inches, his reach is 7ft1 thats an enormous difference. muhammed ali is 6ft 3 and has 6ft8 ins reach (thats armspan in boxinglish)
Connor 183cm says on 29/Jan/13
Rob i like your facial expression standing with jenny ha ha ha! (the shocked face) do you know a girl/woman who is 6ft without heels?
[Editor Rob: as friends/family, I know a couple of women near 6ft]
John D says on 5/Jan/12
If I measure my self against my door I get 5'7.75", however if I measure my self against walls I get anywhere from 5'6.5" to 5'7". What is my actual height? The problem is every one of my walls has a skirting board. (posted this again because I accidentally posted as anon)
Dean 5ft 9.25 says on 12/Aug/11
@ rob - the last post you sent to alex..that 3.9 inch difference seems a split image of me and my 6'1 mate..hes 185.5cm im 175.6 or so..so yes very accurate :P
Rob says on 30/Jul/11
At the age of 18, I'm 5'6.5 barefoot and according to my mother (who's on the low end of 5 feet) I've BEEN steadily growing each year by the rate of an inch or so. No dramatic spurts, just creeping, gradual growth. Could it be likely that I'll continue to grow until at least 21? Asked my father, and he says he was 5'8.5 all of his life, but my mother says she thinks that I'm not done growing because my body seems to be structured more like her brothers who were all taller than my father. I'm about as tall as my father now, and he's about 60 years old so I guess he's gotten shorter over the years. Could I possibly grow to be 5'10, or even a little taller? Is that unheard of? Seems to be possible, if a bit unlikely. I don't want to be taller than 6 feet if I had a weird out of place growth spurt, but anything close to that would be cool. In the end, I'd be happy with 5'9, but I'd LIKE to be a little bit taller. My closest friend's about 6'2 and I joke that I'm gonna catch up to him and kick his ass someday. (I'll kick his ass if I stay the same size, but it might make it a little easier. Who knows. lol) When all's said and done, I'm not insecure, I'm happy with my height and my overall being and I don't feel short..
Maximus Meridius says on 29/Jul/11
Rob do short parents like a 4ft 11in woman and 5ft 5in man produce average height children if they both had two sons would they end up average height one son will end up 5ft 9in and the other son will end up 5ft 10in.
Maximus Meridius says on 16/Jul/11
Rob do most celebs don't know their own height because they never measure themselves daniel radcliffe is the only celbe i know who measured himself have celebs ever measured themselves a lot of celebs lie about their height.

[Editor Rob: a lot will know, but there might be a proportion who don't or 'forget' the last time they got measured properly.]
Alex says on 14/Jul/11
Rob, Jenny looks more than 4 inches taller than you in that pic above. I would have guessed she was more about 6'1 there, not 6'0.25.

[Editor Rob: I still have the exact measurement photos for that: Click Here.

literally a few minutes before that photo the stadiometer measurements were 173.5 and 183.4 which was

3.9 inch actual difference.

I took a second shot Of me smiling aswell ;)

And although you can't see in the next photo Click Here, I put on Nike Street Shox which give a good 0.8ish inches.

So the last photo there was maybe 3.1 inches.

different body/face proportions give different effects in photos, but I would bet in the last shot if I wrote something like:

'Celebrity has 3 inch footwear advantage' then wrote '5ft 8.25 Rob and 5ft 8.25 Woman celebrity' not many would agree, even though it would be the actual truth :)
]
DFens says on 6/Jul/11
I'm 5'11.25" at age 17, my father and mother are both 5' 5". How tall I gonna be at age 21? (Sorry for bad english)
Badknees says on 25/Jun/11
I am 5'6". My husband was 5'9" on a good day. We have two sons. One is 6'1" and the other is 6'3". How much does the previous generation count. My mother was 5'1"and my father was 6'1". My husband's mother was 5'5" and his dad was 5'10". My dad had a second family. I have stepbrother who is 6'6". Oddly enough the mother of my husband had a brother who was 6'6"while the rest of her siblings were average heighth.
Badknees says on 25/Jun/11
I am 5'6". My husband was 5'9" on a good day. We have two sons. One is 6'1" and the other is 6'3". How much does the previous generation count. My mother was 5'1"and my father was 6'1". My husband's mother was 5'5" and his dad was 5'10". My dad had a second family. I have stepbrother who is 6'6". Oddly enough the mother of my husband had a brother who was 6'6"while the rest of her siblings were average heighth.
GAM says on 22/Jun/11
I'm six feet tall and i just turned 14 about how tall will i be at my full height
Holm says on 17/Jun/11
Hey Rob! Can you add M.Shadow from Avenged Sevenfold and Gustaf Skarsgard from the movie "The way back"?
Holm says on 12/Jun/11
Hey Rob, can you add "M.Shadows" from Avenged Sevenfolds height?
jonah says on 5/Jun/11
hey I grew to 5'8" between the time 11-13 and i was taller than a lot of ppl i know today. however in a few months I will turn 18 and i'm still the same height. what's funny is a lot of my clothes that wore when I was 13-14 still fit me too. so my question is should I expect to grow ever again because I read guys get 2 growth spurts and girls only get 1 but i have only got 1 and almost an adult. also my dad is 5'11" barefoot, my 15 year old sister is 5'7" and my mom and other sister are very short compared to me i'd say 5'1".
CAA says on 24/May/11
Many stars state their heights as it appears with shoes and hair, as in a mugshot! Will smith looks about 6'2 in hancock when placed near a measuring wall. And he also claims to be 6-2. But he was surely not barefeet in that photo.
Lanky says on 11/May/11
Im 5ft7.5 My mom is 5ft9 My dad is 6ft2. Will I grow?
90skid says on 4/May/11
@ Anon and Teri Yall are crazy, you don't grow more after having a baby. maybe its due to posture.
adam says on 1/May/11
Rob, do you measure heights upto forehead? I was measuring my height the other day and if I put a box over my head, mark the edge and then measure that it comes out at 5 9 but if I measure up to my forehead it comes out at 5 8. Look forward to hearing from you thanks mate.

[Editor Rob: top of the head, that's your height :)]
adam says on 1/May/11
Rob, do you measure heights upto forehead? I was measuring my height the other day and if I put a box over my head, mark the edge and then measure that it comes out at 5 9 but if I measure up to my forehead it comes out at 5 8. Look forward to hearing from you thanks mate.

[Editor Rob: measure the very topmost part of your head. Put a box/video tape on your head against a wall and you should get a decent idea of your height.]
Andrew1995 says on 12/Apr/11
@dee Well, I doubt you'll gain more than 1-2 inches, your sister's really tall compared to your family!
SolidSnake says on 21/Mar/11
You will be 6'0 coolboy
the carl says on 12/Mar/11
rob, i like that you point out the NFL combine heights and using NFL players as accurate benchmarks. absolutely true, the NFL measures height at 1/4 inch increments, sometimes even 1/8 increments. always in bare feet (or socks). however, there is no other sport on earth that can deliver accurate player heights. hockey, football (soccer), basketball, baseball, are all potentially misleading. baseball is pretty accurate overall, although there are a number of players under 6 ft who are overlisted by an inch. however, there are also players who are underlisted. for example, prince fielder of the milwaukee brewers, is listed at 5 ft 11. he is at least 6 ft tall. NBA basketball heights are in shoes. a lot of people don't know that. but they definitely are. all basketball players are 1-1.5 inches shorter than their roster height. not that the average person could really tell, the player usually still towers over them, unless it's an average height point guard like allen iverson. hockey is ridiculous, by far the worst offender in the sports world. i would say no less than 90 percent of players in the NHL under 6 feet are overlisted by an inch -- or more. if you see an NHL player listed at 5-10, assume he is really 5-9. listed at 5-9, he's probably 5-8 at most. for many years there was a huge stigma in the NHL against shorter players, and it's a big problem for smaller players trying to make a squad. small = non-physical and easily knocked off the puck in the hockey world. it's a false perception for the most part, but it persists. big hockey players are given many chances to make an NHL club, even if their skill level is sub-par. small players with far superior skills are often discarded or never given an opportunity. and that is why virtually every guy in the NHL who might be at risk of being labeled small is overlisted. soccer is fairly accurate overall, although there are some obvious exaggerations. david beckham was listed at one point at 6 ft. he is, in fact, no more than 5-11, and i doubt he is even that tall. at any rate, keep up the good work. this is a fun site. height is a big deal in this world, and especially the world of celebrities where image is everything.
coolboy says on 11/Mar/11
how tall will i be mother-5'4 father-5'11 sister-5'0 i am 14 years old and my height is 5'7
SolidSnake says on 26/Feb/11
lol tony greene. the easiest way is to just go up to a wall with your arms spread out and get someone to mark where you reach then just measure it
SolidSnake says on 26/Feb/11
You are likely to only get 0.25-0.75 inch more at 18. The majority of your family is on the short side as well. Sorry dee
SolidSnake says on 16/Feb/11
lol my shoes only give me an inch in height yet when I claimed 6 foot at school in shoes everyone just says im wearing platform shoes or that im 'cheating' lol.
dee says on 14/Feb/11
hello, im 18 now, Im about 5'2, my father is 5'8, my mom's 5, my sister is 5'6 3/4, my brother is 5'6. do yall think i can gain more? My family contains of different height and it makes me confuse. So, help?
Farrox says on 16/Jan/11
@ashley yeah its posible, but i dont think that you can grow more than 1 inch
Tony Greene says on 12/Jan/11
Did you know you can get an accurate measuring of your height by your armspan? The Chinese do it all the time just like how you can measure your waist size with your neck by taking tape measure and wraping it around your neck and multiplying it by two and or taking a pair of trousers, folding it in half and wrap it around your neck. Another way on measuring your height is placing a ruler against the wall and stop it at 5 feet. Holding the ruler at the 5th feet to your face with the end of the ruler evenly against the wall and stand up straight aligning the chin with the floor (this aligns the backbone straight) and say if the ruler (bottom edge) stops at the corner of the chin. Mark the spot and measure from there by looking into a mirror and use a second ruler to set atop the head and must have it set precisely straight but if you have hair, take off an inch and another 1/4 of an inch for accuracy safety and you'll have your answer. Most human heads can average off to be 10-11 inches long without hair. If you're over 5 feet and the 60th inch stops at your chin, you'd be about 5 ft 10 or 11. 60th inch at the nose says you're 5 ft 6 at the 60th inch at forehead level from the hair line states you're 5 ft 2.5 or 3. But that's not how I was found out that I was 68.5 inches tall. I found out by standing up to a military issue mug post and with my hair included I was seen as 5 ft 9 3/4 but when I cut my hair short I done it again and I was seen as 5 ft 8.5. And to be safe I went to a clinic and I was measured to be 5 ft 8.5. Then I toyed with the armspan issue and my armspan read as the same results. And the reason why this egged me on in the first place was because most people who I met even at work would say that I look more like 5 ft 10 coming from both people who were as large as 6 ft 2 to those who were as small as 5 ft 2 and I had to keep saying that I am 5 ft 8 and a half. I kept getting that since I was 18 and that's how I also discovered I was a sloucher because from the ages of 16-18 I was passing myself off as 5 ft 4 or 5 and I had a girlfriend who was height obsessed because she'd always tell me that she was gonna grow to be 5 foot 10 like her mother and all the women who were tall in her generation. She was of course an inch behind me but she always said that she was 5 ft 7 and we'd get in a dispute about it because I always said she was 5 ft 3 but when my girlfriend and I stood in the mirror and standing up straight I looked slightly taller than (not knowing I was slouching then) Eventually we went to one of those medical study doctors who ran DNA testing on both of us and the results were given. According to the doctor, I should've been at least 6 ft 4 due to hereditary genes I have and he too said that my girlfriend really will grow to be 5 foot 10. So he measured my girlfriend and it was totaled out that she was 5 ft 6 and a half and when it was my turn, the doc told me to stand up straight and I was thinking that he was joking. So I stand straighten up my back and he said I was still slumped down it was like he was asking me to stretch then he grabbed my legs and pushed them forward straightening them out and to align my chin with the floor to straighten out the spine and to hold my posture while he measured and when he was done, he said I was 5 ft 7 and 3 quarters. At first, I thought he was kidding and did not believe it for a bit and I said to him I'm 5 foot 5 and I'm 18 years old. I'm done growing!! Then he said that not true, not all people stop growing at age 18 and from what I seen in your blood were tall genes and you'll continue to grow till your 28-29 years of age. I at all did not take this seriously at all. But he sounded serious that if I maintain a good diet, I still can reach the 6 ft 4 target mark but if I fail to meet that standard I still can reach 5 ft 11 by that age. Today, I'm 28 years of age and since then, I only gained 3/4 of an inch which goes to show doctors do not know everything even thought I have a grand dad who was small until he was in his 20's and sprung to be 6 ft 2 in his late 20's but he was in the military and I'm not. Anyways, that's how I know I was a sloucher and since I'm very lazy I still maintain the slouch position. So it goes like this. I'm 5 ft 5 slouching but 5 ft 8.5 when standing up perfectly straight in the barefoot and clean head. Over the years when I am mistaken to be 70 inches by so many people was when I buy beer and I have to show my California ID card that says I'm 5 ft 5, the cashier looks at me funny like I gave her or him a fake card and I have come across many who look at me and say "You don't look 5 foot 5" And I say if that's what the card says and I have to hear the "You look taller because I'm this short and you're way taller than I am" I asked how much taller do I look and I hear "Um 4-5 taller than what says on the card" It got to the point of annoying where I had to measure myself again (thinking about what was being said to me by the study doctor) to see if I really was that much taller. So I measure myself in 7 different ways and get the same results but different when I was 18 but I wanted to be sure so I got measured professionally in the sense of clinical and military standard measurement and that's how I knew I am 5 ft 8.5. And I said no wonder people say I look taller than what the card says I mean if you wanna include my hair and shoes on my feet, yes, I am a little over 5 foot 10 but I don't like to put it that way because hair and shoes added on is ridiculous to me. I much rather go by my barefoot hairfree height and to hell with how everybody else does it. That's how Hollywood play the 2 inch game. They go by hair and shoes. So if I were to be an actor, my Hollywood height would either be 5 ft 10 or 11 but I would make sure that people will get it right and stick with my true height and I don't care how dumb it makes me look that I refuse to accept 2 inches to play the extra height game. Be thankful for your size and P.S. I will not wear elevator shoes either which is also part of the taller game.
BigDaddyII says on 3/Jan/11
Height doesn't make you more or less of a person . It might help in certian situations ( at 6'3" and 300lbs so says my doctor ) I stand out in a crowd with my wife ( 5'3" and 135lbs ) but other than the almost 1 foot difference in height it hasn't made any difference in our relationship of 25 years . Don't look down at your height and lie to be taller or smaller embrace who you are and enjoy life because from a distance everything looks the same .
Steve says on 27/Dec/10
I used to be 5'3.75 but because iv got arthritic knees im now 5'3.25 my girlfriend is 5'1.5 and is taller than me when she wears 3in heels when we used to be the same height she has to bend down to kiss me now
John V. says on 26/Dec/10
I'm 14 years old and 5'7. How much do you think I can grow
Jonathan says on 11/Dec/10
@Rob when I measure myself in the bathroom I'm 180 cm. When I measure myself in the living room I'm 182 (at the same time of the day). How come?
ashley says on 17/Nov/10
Hi there(: I hope you're able to answer my question! At this moment, I am 16 (turning 17 in march), and i am asian me- 5'4" mom- 5'0" dad- 5'11" older sister- 5'1/2". Is it possible for me to grow another 2-3 inches before I stop growing? Please and thank you
rahul says on 16/Nov/10
Hi,im rahul n im 24 yrs of old..n my height is about 5'7 inches.. n i know it very well i cant grow now in dis age..i do feel weird wenever i stand beside my gf coz she is 5'10 inches girl..so i want 2 know is there any surgeries or treatment where i can grow my height again?plz tell me that..thanks.
corndog says on 6/Nov/10
is it possible to get an operation or take something that can make you taller?At almost 28 years of age and 5'4 and a half it's not a good height to be
Anonymous says on 4/Oct/10
Height Miracle says on 3/Aug/10 Hi Everyone A quick question for all. is it normal to grow at 28-29? I was 5' 10.5" at 18 and remainted this height till 24. At 24 I measured my height and it was 5' 10.75". Last year when I was 28 I measured my height and it was 5' 11" in the evening and 5' 11.5" in morning. Yesterday evening I measured my height (i,m 29 now)and was 5' 11.5" and today morning I was 6 feet exact. I am a bit surprised that at 29 I am still growing and am 5' 11.5" now. while I was 5' 10.5" till 24. Is this normal? or is there some problem with hormones? would appreciate your reply. Thanks. I don't think it's possible, the latest a guy can stop growing is at probably 22. Either you must've been measuring in shoes or hair or did you use the metric system which can be confusing at times. So no, you're not really growing. maybe you weren't standing straight. Anonymous says on 4/Nov/09 i had a bizarre case of a friend who was likely 6ft1.25 when i first met him years back when he was 23yr, every year i have like seeing him grow an inch. at 26 now he looks nearly of 6ft4.5, thats weir right? rob, could you believe of a men after an age of 23yr was still growing? is it normal? Like i said on top, it's NOT possible. Maybe you didn't check his shoes or hair, or maybe he wasn't standing up properly.
susan marshall says on 25/Sep/10
I hate being short i couldnt even manage 5'0 only when i wear heels.barefooted i am barely 4'10 the nurse tells me i am a fraction under 4'10 buti like to round it up.I have a 10 year old cousin who is 2 inches taller than me and i am 18.I am forever having to carry i.d on me and it is very frustrating.I suppose it is okay when there are other short women around then it isnt too bad has you can just mingle with them.I do however have a 15 year old sister who is 5'5 and still growing i think.My 21 year old brother is 5'7 so they are both lucky.I only have my dad who is 5'2 that is short our mum is 5'6.I remember my dad joking all the time how he always thought his children would all grow taller than him and he would still be the shortest in the family.i stopped growing when i was 14 and to this day i havent grown an inch.I even try not to wear too high shoes when out with my family has i like to be similar to my dad in height.I think it makes him feel better when we are all out together.We both get on rather well and he fully supported me while growing up.That is what family is.
J says on 13/Sep/10
I Used to be 5-8 but im now 5-7 & 50 yrs old. Im old, short, fat, ugly, bald & small package. SAD!
Carolyn says on 8/Sep/10
hi guys i'm a 5ft girl(aged 28)& my boyf 6'1, my advise to shorter ladies is keep your weight down, then you'll always be considered petite & thats always attractive, every girl wants to be cute & petite. people always comment on how pretty & slim i am but if i put on any kind of weight it takes that all away from me, walk tall & proud & make the best with ur looks & figure x
Mandilo says on 3/Sep/10
rob , do u check on the close shot picture of vince vaughn beside 5ft9 justin long ? vince peak at 6ft5 completely makes justin at 5ft11 flat on the photos taken. justin does not seen to have advantage lifts on vince, they both had same kind of lifts. somehow i think justin could be close to 5ft11.
Ana says on 30/Aug/10
You know what jared not all girls are tall and short girls dont like too tall guies. I think all of us who worry about trivial things like appearance should think more about whats important to us and not others
true says on 24/Aug/10
i am 16 years old boy i think i am 1.78 but my friends says i am 1.80+ i am a boy
KS says on 23/Aug/10
sometime i think over some actor maybe not lie about their height but look under the claim of example 6ft2 but look much 6ft1 and some claim and look exact height is for some circumstance example 3type A,B,C 6ft2 claim actor measure 6ft2 in different hour different measurement/posture. A"guy measure at 187.5 in a morning so commonly he chosen round up at 6ft2, so through out the day he may lost 1.5cm at 186cm(6ft1) he did look much. B"guy could have measure straight at 6ft2 out of bed and usually choose to claim 6ft2 as A"guy and look exact 6ft1 as A"guy stands, the C"guy could be a strong 6ft2 beside the A" & B" which this guy happenly measure 6ft2 with normal posture at a noon measurement and could have look even abit taller than 6ft2 for impression in person to people. which the C"guy is real 6ft2 even at night but was rare in hollywood, keep it example for a height of 6ft actor 30% peak 6ft with shoe, 30% round up 6ft for morning height and maybe 30% are real 6ft then 10% could have peak 2-3inch up and was way under 6ft tall height. many sees will smith under 6ft2 like 6ft0.5 to 6ft1 he looked, i did say he is the one peak with shoe at maybe 6ft0.75 barefoot or near 6ft2 out of bed and recently most talkabout like 5ft9 justin long look 5ft10-10.5 next to 6ft5 vince vaughn and 6ft bruce willis. which was because he was the rare honest one who have claim 5ft9(175cm), he is possible to reach 177cm-177.5cm taller than rob at 175cm out of bed.
ty says on 3/Aug/10
lee says on 27/Jul/10 Hi, I am 5'11 Morning, 5'10 Evening so I say my height as 5'10.5 If asked. ------------------ I lose about the same amount also (1") and am similar height as you throughout the day but I say 5'11. I mean in shoes at 5'10.5 you are pretty much 5'11. but that's just my opinion.
pete says on 3/Aug/10
I am 6`3.5 Barefoot on a good Day maybe 6`4 and I am glad about my Height. But when I go out to Events or in a Club I wear Chucks cause the Sole is very thin. with my Nike Airmax i look like a Basketball Player :D
Height Miracle says on 3/Aug/10
Hi Everyone A quick question for all. is it normal to grow at 28-29? I was 5' 10.5" at 18 and remainted this height till 24. At 24 I measured my height and it was 5' 10.75". Last year when I was 28 I measured my height and it was 5' 11" in the evening and 5' 11.5" in morning. Yesterday evening I measured my height (i,m 29 now)and was 5' 11.5" and today morning I was 6 feet exact. I am a bit surprised that at 29 I am still growing and am 5' 11.5" now. while I was 5' 10.5" till 24. Is this normal? or is there some problem with hormones? would appreciate your reply. Thanks.
lee says on 27/Jul/10
Hi, I am 5'11 Morning, 5'10 Evening so I say my height as 5'10.5 If asked.
Johni says on 10/Jul/10
@elie: thats sad girl, hope he doesn't reject you for ur height that would kinda make him a jerk. you could do better :)
pkbn says on 9/Jun/10
hi elie, ur story is pretty similar to mine: I matured early and stopped growing at 5 feet. I have come to learn that we are all unique, and that you'll get a guy who appreciates you just the way you are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We just have to accept ourselves as we are, after all I'm sure you've got some other really nice qualities that other people wish they had.
Mal says on 5/Jun/10
Wow a site dedicated to celebrity heights. Always been an item of fascination for me. In fact, heights in general. I'm terrible at guessing age or weight but great at heights at least person to person. To respond to what some earlier posters said or asked: 1) I saw two surveys in the US from the 80's and 90's that even while excluding athletes, men 6-2 and over make more money on the average than men under that height 2) Yes, people do ask impolite questions to people perceived as either short or tall. I used to get 'How's the weather up there?' to which I would reply 'A lot nicer than it is down there' 3) Dad is 6-0, mom is 5-6, I'm 6-3. My wife is 5-6, my son is 5-10??? but my daughter is 5-9. Growth patterns follow no pattern. I was 6-2 by age 15 and only grew one more inch the rest of my days. 4) Shorter and taller women fret not. I've seen beautiful women under 5 feet and beautiful women over 6 feet.
Anonymous says on 20/May/10
Jen says 19/May/10 It's funny. We are never happy with what we have. I am 5'5 and have always wished I was shorter. When I wear heals I am like 5'7 or 5'8 and feel too tall next to my husband who is 6'0. oh well, flats it is!
elie says on 28/Apr/10
i feel really bad about my height.i mean it's ok for a girl to be short but this short? i'm 5 feet morning height and i just can't stand it my mom is 5'2.5 my dad is 5'5 but i got my period at age 10 and stopped growing at 5'.it really sucks especially now that i like a guy who is 6'3 i'm bound to be rejected by him becouse i'm so damn short i mean i look like a kid next to him!!!
PB says on 15/Apr/10
@Jared I agree completely. Especially the part about guys who are 5'7-5'11 being more conscious about height. i guess short people have come to accept the fact that they're short same goes for tall people.
johny 6 ft says on 2/Apr/10
Rob,how reliable is your website and your source. Have you ever make a BIG mistake for a celebrity height??? If yes, give me some examples...
one says on 1/Apr/10
Why are you all obsessed with height, espescially the men around here? Haven't you realized that it is the size of the head and face in combination with bone structure that really sets men apart. A shortish man with a large distinguished head would win a presidential election against a tall man with a small head just about any day.
Jared says on 27/Feb/10
I never had a significant growth period; it was slow but sure. I ended up at 5ft 10in. My father is 5ft 11in. I have two brothers who are about 6ft 2 inches. My mother is 5ft 3in. Nobody in my family older than my parents were taller than average, and we usually shorter than average. I like my height, personally, because it works out well for managing physical objects in life, like driving, counters, cabinets etc. However, socially, I feel like I am a little short at times, more often than I feel a little tall. I am also aware that taller men seem to get more positive attention from woman and other men, so I wonder if I taller people are statistically more successful. I have known plenty of men who are about 5ft 7in, and that seems to be a very nice height; not too short, not too tall. And, it seems that men I have known who are about 5ft 11in are sort of at the beginning of tall. I think that the social perceptions of height are what make people feel positive or not about their own height. Most men I have know are between 5ft 7in and 5ft 11in, which seems like good working heights. But most of the men I have know between those average heights seem to be more interested in height than men who are either obviously very short or very tall. I wonder; if a man is very short, if there is an acceptance of shortness; and if a man is very tall, there is sense of relief that he is tall in a world that is height biased. I had a friend who was 6ft 7in, and he confessed to me that he did not at all like being that tall. He thought I was 6 feet tall (I'm 5,10). Other friends who are tall think I am taller than I am, actually. I think their is a perception thing going on here. I think it has to do with self image. Shorter men might care more about their height as compared to taller men than taller men care about their height compared to shorter men. One thing seem consistent: Men who are not obviously tall, might have a tendency to want to be taller. Maybe everybody wants to be tall, especially men. By the way. I have measured at much as 5ft 11in in the morning if I had a good night's sleep and did my yoga. I have also measured as little as 5 ft 9.5 inches if I had to do a lot of heavy lifting that day. Maybe I should say I'm 5ft 9.5 inches then, but since I average 5ft 10in, I just say I'm "five ten." I experimented once to see what lie I could get away with. I went around saying I was six feet, which people believe most of the time, but was occasionally questioned. When I say five eleven, nobody ever questioned it. I also experimented with lifts. When I was wearing them, I was 6ft 1in including my hair. I'm old and more mature now, and have come to accept that I am the height that I should be, and that everyone is the height they should be, even if they are too short or too tall, socially or practically. That's the wonder and beauty of life; diversity.
Bodyshape07 says on 18/Feb/10
Jana says on 4/Dec/07 Chris, I have to disagree with you on this one. I'm female and 6.2 and 100% in proportion. Sure, Jana, unless you're telling your height in heels, many women are gettin away with it nowadays.
Sara F says on 17/Feb/10
Bill Oreilly on the Factor stated he is 6'4"
Paulo Roberto Costa says on 14/Feb/10
Tenho 1,68m = 5,6f. Alguns recursos como palmilhas de até 4cm me elevam para 1,72m = 5.7+1/5. Assim posso passar de minha mulher que tem 1,69m = 5,6+1/4 Isto é muito bom. Me deixa com uma sensação de poder.
someguy says on 9/Feb/10
Hey can someone tell me what the average amount of height lost during the day is? i think i lose something like 1.25 inches, is that possible?
Spartan warrior says on 8/Feb/10
I'm 5'5'', a month from being 19 and The dumbest question I've been asked in relation to my is, "Why are you so short?". Any time I get asked I just say "Well I woke up one day, took out the measuring tape and thought "you know what? I think I'll stop growing today". Haha there's nothing you can do, it's not up to you what your height is! If you're not happy with how your body turned out then you're wasting a lot of energy. To an extent it does define who you are but if you make the most of what you are given people respect you for that. I think it's kinda funny when tall people reasure themselves of their height superiority by standing next to you and all that but seriously, height is not a limitation at all. There's a misconception that tall people are stronger, healthier, more adept than shorter people. It's been around for thousands of years and is difficult to avoid especially when heroes are always portrayed as tall and powerful. It's not the case. For example you've seen the 6-foot toned Spartans portrayed in the movie 300 as the ideal warriors when historically Spartan hoplites were on average 5'2''. Having shorter legs was a huge advantage in terms of centre of balance. Plus you were a smaller target, therefore had a lesser chance of being killed and more opportunity to go home and have children who would inherit the short warrior stature too :D Plus shorter people age better :) And for all those who are unhappy, think of people who don't even have use of their legs and spend their lives in a wheelchair. What I'm saying is be happy with your height whatever it is. If you get teased because you're short or tall remember it's not you who has the problem! The teaser is either jelous of your looks or needs to compensate for something themselves :P
fx mayo says on 3/Feb/10
Your hints on estimating height are just not good enough; the stars/directors/cinemaphotographers are just too slippery for this and the only time two stars are seen standing side by side from head to toe at the same distance from the camera is when they are both midgets. One way I've found is to look for a shot where the star is standing right next to a late-model vehicle door with their feet in view. Now, using the pause/step button on your dvd controller for this, note where the top of the vehicle lines up against the actor's body, shoulder blade, eye (or bald head), etc. SUVs are the best for this because their sides sre perpendicular and nearer to the height of most most of the stars. Amazingly I don't think Hollywood has got wise to this and started to use scale-model vehicles.
short says on 29/Jan/10
Gosh!!! I feel like the shortest person ever!!! My height is of a kids!!! Seriously!!!! Every person that walks by me...even younger kids then me make me feel like a complete child! I am so short!!! 4'9"! And my growning rate has already stopped! It sucks being short and very short when up against tall people! It sucks to be me!
Clara says on 22/Jan/10
@ Anon Seriously, it all depends on your genetics. My mom is 5'9 my father is 6'2 and I turned out to be 5'9. So your theory doesn't work in practice. We stop growing after 18.
J.J. says on 18/Jan/10
Yogurt you wont be shorter than 6'3" . Expect 6'4" at your pattern so you bwill be 6'3" at least without a doubt and ofcourse could hit 6'4" when you are done
J.J. says on 11/Jan/10
'Yogurt' you'll probably be 6'4" or very close be dont expect to be shorter than 6'3".
Mot says on 11/Jan/10
I'm from Italy where the average is 5'9'' for males and 5'4''/5'5'' for females. My family: Dad - 5'11''/5'11'' Mum - 5'5''/5'5'' Brother (22) - 5'9'' Me (15) - 5'8''/5'9''
Ross says on 7/Jan/10
I am 18, When I measure on a morning I am 188.5 cm, then afternoon I am in the 187's and at night I am a lowish 187 so what would be my proper height really, should i say i am 187 cm, 188 cm?. Any Ideas Rob
Jake says on 5/Jan/10
oh my god....Ling, you're so right... I'm like 5'11.25 in a country where the male average height is like 5'7...I won't complain about my height anymore
Emrah says on 5/Jan/10
My sister of 15 is btw 178cm! i live in the dutch and my height is nothing special here,almost all those dutch men are the same height as me or even taller but im from albanian roots so when i go to a wedding en begin to dancing you can def see some height difference,i look like a giant whith wedding shoes,im then almost 1.90:p
Emrah says on 5/Jan/10
Im 6ft,and my father is 1.76 and my mom 1.60,im 18 years old i grew 4cm in 1 year! i dont think that i will grow more. but i have a question,when you measure the head from where must you measure? from the hairline tho the chin or from the top of the head tho the chin? because a normal head is height:8=... from the hairline tho my chin its 23 cm so that is normal but from the top of my head its 25cm so thats bigger than normal so whats the right way tho measure the head?
Jay says on 5/Jan/10
My parents are 5'3 and 5'6 and im growing taller every signle couple of months. Im 16 and wen i was 14 i was 4feet but now im so close to 6 feet im around 5'11. My family hieght is so messed up, my grandpas were both shoter than 5'8 and their kids (my uncles) are all taller than 6'3 and two are 7 feet plyin ncaa basketball. I wanna grow atleast 6' is this possible?
Emrah says on 4/Jan/10
im 6ft in the morning and a weak 6ft overall im 18years old,6 months ago i was 178cm i didnt do anything special,my father is now 176cm,he lost some height he was 178cm and my mom is like 160cm. but i am 6ft and my sister of 15 years old is 178cm!. but i have a question,from where you must measure the head? because from my hairline till my chin is it 23cm and from the top of my head tho my chin its almost 25cm? so which one is right?
Ling says on 2/Jan/10
I don't consider myself very lucky in the U.S. I am from Burma where the average height is like 5'5.5" for males, and an average deviation of about 2.5 inches from the norm. I am 5'2" and I just had wished I was 5'5"+ someday but that probably isn't going to happen. I don't know if a lotta you people consider yourself shorthanded by genetics, but in the U.S., where the average male height is 5'10", I can understand if you are. I'd do almost anything for a height that most of you are unhappy with...
Yogurt says on 21/Dec/09
Hi. Can anyone list a height calculatoin for me? I turned 13, 7 mounths ago. I currently stand at 5'10". Both of my parents are 5'11". My Mom's Dad is 6'6". I have just started my growth spurt, last mounth. I've grown about 2 inches in 1 mounth. ( And i usally grow 2 inches in 1 year). So, i use this height calculator on most of you guys listing your parents heights and your heights. its is----------------> if you are boy (Father Height)+(mother height)/2= (Answer)+2 through 6 inches. If you are a girl Add them up, divide by 2, and thats how tall you should be. it says i will be about 6'5", but i'm not sure.
madchronic says on 26/Nov/09
WOOOW some peoples posts are pathetic but everyone come down about height it all depends on genetics and everybody grows at different periods and different rates. i have some friends that grew to 6'2" at 16 and never grew another inch. some that had huge growth spurts at 18. it all depends like im 5'10" and never had growth spurt, just grow about a inch a year. Who cares anyways small people are lot of times the best fighters
somewhattallchick says on 19/Nov/09
Im 5'8 on the dot. Everytime i get measured...(in the morning) i measure 5'8 and after a long day on my feet im a bit under. I keep doubting my height as in alot of people (mostly guys) tell me that they are around 5'11 or six foot when in reality they look more like 5'9 or 5'10. Do you know how many ppl have said "Oh you must be 5'10 b/c im 6 foot". I just say "ok" nod and let them think that they are as tall as they want to be. Im 17 years old almost 18 and i haven't grown in almost 2 years. This site is very interesting.
Tony M says on 12/Nov/09
Hi guys. Brilliant site. I was just wondering does anyone know the best way we should measure ourselves? Growing Up I've had internal organ problems so I was constantly being measured by my doctor over here in the UK. How can we best do it ourselves. My posture is also dreadful. Due to my job and years of computer games growing up I have a tendency to roll shoulders and slouch forward but when I try to stand straight because Ive got a big chest for my 5ft 9n1/2 (WET) frame it looks as if Im unnatural. But it actually feels better for my back. So because it protrudes I go back to slouching. I really want to start working on my posture now because I'm getting really bad back pains. Thanks for any help.
Anonymous says on 4/Nov/09
i had a bizarre case of a friend who was likely 6ft1.25 when i first met him years back when he was 23yr, every year i have like seeing him grow an inch. at 26 now he looks nearly of 6ft4.5, thats weir right? rob, could you believe of a men after an age of 23yr was still growing? is it normal?
Editor Rob says on 1/Nov/09
J.J, we done that photo with the heels at 12pm, from what we measured that moment it was 5ft 2/8ths me, 5ft 8 3/8ths jenny and then with the heel about 6ft 1/4 inch. so the heels gave not more than 3 and 7/8ths inches. Here was the full length photo in heels showing 6ft 1/4 inch: Click Here
SlowCode says on 24/Oct/09
With the use of shoe lifts, it is almost impossible to use this method, unless everyone is barefoot. I delivered wine to Letterman often during the early 80s, and he often came to the door dressed for softball. He's 6'1" I'd say. I am 5'10.5. I worked at the Ft. Lauderdale Jet Center a few years back, which is a business jet FBO, so a lot of private jets came in and out of there. Ted Turner - no more than 5'7" in loafers. Matthew McConnahay is maybe 5'8". Stallone - I'd say 5'6" or so - but he had "big shoes", so its a guesstimate. Arnold is 5'9". A Navy buddy protected him for a while and confided. He was "sworn" to secrecy. Ha ha. Look at Cruise next to Hoffman in Rain Man. Both so little. I doubt Cruise is more than 5'5". Hoffman is real, real short, and cruise isn't that much taller.
Teri says on 19/Oct/09
I was only 5'1" my senior year in high school. I had my first baby at 19 and grew another inch! So, I guess that's true what Anon says about women growing a little more because of pregnancy and growth hormones. It makes sense.
J.J. says on 8/Oct/09
Rob- another eyeline showing the true 4" difference
J.J. says on 2/Oct/09
As I can also see the eyeline gives 4" not 4.5". It is clearly shown in your picture with Jenny. I call this being much taller than someone, BUT NOT TOWERING YET.
J.J. says on 2/Oct/09
'Rob' could you tell me how many inches of height does Jenny's heels give (even though I think it's 4") & how many inches does it actually measure & whether it's got any platforms & how the platform affect height gained. Thanks.
Anonymous says on 1/Oct/09
Anon, girls stop growing at age 18. It's impossible that they keep growin after that, unless they have some kind of hormone condition.
f says on 11/Sep/09
chris says on 23/Sep/08 hi this site is cool, Im 19 years old and i hope i will grow 1 or 2 inches. im 1.83, For american standards it would be tall;) but i live in the netherlands, wow dam im short!! almost everyone is above 6 feet, like 6 feet 1/2 my father is 6'1 and my mother is 5'2 bye bye My reaction: I also live in the Netherlands and 1.83m isn't that short man, come on, it's still quite tall in Holland.
Anon says on 16/Aug/09
not true it depends on your inherited genetics but most girls growth stops or slows down by 18 but if they're going to be taller than they're average height parents, they keep growing by 1/2 inches until 21. Also girls/women gain 1/2-1 inch in height when having their 1st child even id they're past 21 it's b/c of the growth going on with their baby they get the effects of growth hormones too. Guys too, can keep growing until 21 that's the final growth age, so if you're 18 and your family is tall you can squeeze out 1-2 inches more. If your family is mostly short or average I'd say you can maybe get another 1/2 inch. @ Anonymous D, don't worry you will be whatever you will be, and you've got 6 years until 21 y/o to keep growing and you could have a growth spurt between now and then. Maybe you should hit the basketball pick up games or volley ball some sports help you develop long and lean
paul says on 13/Aug/09
Ray Romano is 6'4 and Brad Garrett is 6'8 1/2, Height has nothing to do with what you do it is all genetics mainly I mean I know a lad who is 20 and 6'5 and his parents are small so it varies at times.
Ali020202 says on 11/Aug/09
I am south asian male 21yo and 179cm/5ft10.5, that my not b very tall but alot of my south asian friends r alot shorter than me. My dad: 179cm/5ft10.5 My mum: 5ft1 Sister1: 5ft3 Sister 2: 5ft7
Jen says on 25/Jul/09
I could only judge a celebrity's height if I see them in Person-they all look tall on TV, then you meet them(some of them), they're quite tiny. I really cannot judge them by picture that well, unless I know the celeb's height. I'm a 15 year old girl at 5ft4, I reckon I'll be at least 5ft5 or 5ft6. I was pretty tall for 11, around 5ft1, 5ft2 at 12/13, 5ft3/5ft3 1/2 at 14 and now, 5ft4.
Dylan says on 22/Jul/09
I turned 14 a few weeks ago and I was measured at 5'9 when i went to the doctor for my yearly check up.My goal height is to be 6 foot 2. Will i make it?
tom says on 3/Jul/09
I am 19, and I am 6'1- 185 cm, When i measure myself I am between 184 and 186 so i am around that, what age to males stop growing at, I think it is around 21 although most stop growing before then, what is the exact age.
Martin says on 2/Jul/09
im 18 yrs old 5"8.5 in the morning 5"8 in the evening.. my Father's height is 5"7.5 and my mom is 5"5.. You think i can reach 5"9 before i stop growing?? im Desperate to grow taller.. Some advice please...
demarko says on 28/Jun/09
MY dad when i was born: 6,0 feet even
My mom when i was born: 5,4 even
My half brother: 6,1
His mom: 5,4

i JUST turned 16 im about 5,7 or 5,8 and i want to know how tall is will be help me out!
MissKit says on 11/Jun/09
I think its definitely important to mention good health and exercise in regards to gaining more height. My mum is 5'1 and my dad is about 5'4 however, my brother is over 6'! This was due to him playing sports every day since he was about 8 till his late teens.. so I dont think "tall" genes should always be considered as the main reason for ppl being tall ;)
Jon 182cm says on 9/Jun/09
I made myself a height chart to measure myself by using a tape measure and sticking sum paper to my door, haha! its not classy, but it works. i measure myself by putting sumthin on the very top of my head (preferrably flat and long enough to reach the chart from a sensible distance), and reading it that way. Rob is right about head measurements as well, bt i do hav a slightly larger head, being 10.5in instead of 9.5in and distance frm eyes to top of head being 5 to 5.5in.
Big Mike says on 6/Jun/09
my dad is 6'5 and my mum is 6ft. At 6'11 and age 19 i am 2nd tallest in my whole family. my uncle is 7ft and i always told him since i was in high school that i would oneday pass or equal his height. can anyone tell me how i can get this extra inch
5-2.5tops says on 2/Jun/09
Janis, if you have a long neck and you're very tall then you could be sufferin from Marfan syndrome. you should see a doctor about that.
Ivanna says on 1/Jun/09
i am very concern about my height.i am just 5'3" and i am 15 years old.i am also an asian girl who wanted to be taller as 5'7''.well,in my echtnitcity i am determining
as a taller girl but i think im not.i hope i can be even more taller in the future...i guess,but somehow we all have to be thankful with whatever height that we have.
Jon says on 31/May/09
My head is 10.5 inches and im 182cm tall. I have a long face with a defined jaw line.
Seb says on 18/May/09
anonymous d, u may grow to 5"10 if your lucky, but considering u have small parents, 5'10 would be a good achievement, and your only young so that helps, i mean i was 6' at 16 and 6'1 at 17 so it can happen (p.s. my mums under 5foot, no lie lol)
short girl says on 13/May/09
wahsay says on 13/Mar/09i had a class mate who was 4'10 and had same problem as yours its not tht u have a bad posture ..u might be wearing lot of pencil heels...they make girls look shorter try a 3-4 block heel tht would make you like 5'3 tht would make u feel more comfortable:)

I don't wear pencil heels. I rarely wear heels. Its just that I sometimes wonder why and how my friend who is an inch shorter than me looks either the same height or taller than me, IT FREAKS ME OUT!! I'm honest with myself. If I wanted to lie I would say I'm 5 feet, but I look shorter than my friends and cousins who are the same height as me. Its weird!
jaz says on 13/May/09
Height doesnt mean a lot, i have actually kissed a sexy lady called Karen Kahlon at Dudley College she is like 5'0 at best and is still a babe, who cares about height,
Salih says on 12/May/09
Im 5'5 and 15 years old (men)

dad: 5'5
mum:5'0
sister:5'4

6'0 leastways a way of being there?
Salih says on 12/May/09
Im 15 years old and 5'5 (men)

Dad-5'5
Mom-5'0
sister-5'4

6'0 leastways a way of being there?
Eri says on 11/May/09
Im 169 cm tall or a bit shorter and i have a 149 cm mother and a 171 cm father.

Im only 14 and i got a growth. I was like 160 cm ending 2007 and in July of 2008 i ended mesuring 169 cm.

I wear like 1 year without grow...

Im just a boy!

How tall do you think i will be?
jj says on 9/May/09
I'm 5'8 and 19 years old
my dad is 5'9 and my mom 5'6. I have to say it's probably all in the genes because my dad got the height from my grandpa who was around 6'0 and all my aunts and uncles got their height from my grandma like around 5'4 to 5'6.
Prue says on 4/May/09
I watch for they measure up to door knobs, car roofs, peep holes [in doors]and light switches, then guestimate from there. You can get pretty close using those points of reference.
Anonymous D says on 25/Apr/09
Im 5'8 and 15 years old and i was 5"4 at 13 years, and 5"6 at 14. and have been 5"8 for almost a year, my dads 5"5.5 and my mums 5"5. will i grow taller? how tall do you think i will be?
Mystery says on 24/Apr/09
I'm 18 years old and i weigh 140. I'm 5ft4 ina half, but i wwould love to be 2 more inches taller.
Thomas says on 20/Apr/09
I can only talk for celeb's height when I see them face to face. Tallest I ever met was Donald Sutherland and Tim Robbins.
aram x says on 19/Apr/09
Alex says on 11/Aug/08
My head is pretty much the same as Rob describes it. My head to eye level is about 4.5 inches and my head length is 9.5 inches.

It also depends on how tall you are because taller people are usually (not always) overall bigger than shorter people. So somebody in the 7 foot range is very likely to have head that's 12 inches or longer instead of the standard 9-10 inches.
carlo says on 9/Apr/09
Brenden Evans is 7'4 1/2 and he is 13, he has had something done to stop him growing, Chris Lister is 7'4 and paul sturgess is 7'7 huge giants and they are all between 13 and 21 I believe.
Alex says on 8/Apr/09
So if I understand this correctly, if my bottom lip measures 5'10.5", plus 7.5", that would make me 6'6"?
carlo says on 8/Apr/09
I am 20 and I am 6'9, My dad was the tallest in the family at 6'8 but I am taller than him by and inch, My mom is 5'9, I have 2 younger Brothers, Max who is 18 and 6'5 and jeromy who is 16 and 5'10 he is the shortest bar my mom, It is key to get a lot of exercise, eat healthy and slelep enough, but its your genes mainly what determine your height
east meets west says on 4/Apr/09
I'm assuming you are a guy, Boss, in which case I do think you'll grow taller, although it may not be more than another 2-3 inches. Boys often keep on growing in stature right up to the age of 19 or 20, whereas girls have usually reached their full height by about 16 or 17. Hope this helps!
eoin says on 2/Apr/09
MOHAN hey im 18 male and below average. i have to say that i have grown about 3/4 to 1 inch in the last 6 weeks from keeping a healthy diet i.e two big glasses of milk a night and 13 minutes of stretching excerises a night i.e ones that really stretch ur spine and legs and fifty press ups and weights. the routine takes about 20 mins. i also get plenty of excerise during the day as im a farmer. keep good posture. i dont know how much ill eventually grow but another couple of inches is possible . hard work is a must. good luck
tommo says on 1/Apr/09
I am 18 and 5'10 and my babe Amy Davies is 16 and 5'1, It doesnt matter how tall a women is, it matter what kind of person they are, They can wear high heels, Amy is fit and she is not tall but 5'7 plus say is very tall for a women.
Mr. Conan says on 14/Mar/09
I stand at 5'11 1/2. 1'm 19, could be taller in few years.

My mother is 5'5.
I think my dad is 5'6.
My brother (came from different father) is 6'3-6'4.
wahsay says on 13/Mar/09
short girl says on 21/Dec/08
I hate seeing how much people complain about how their height. I'm only 4'11, ..........................................................


i had a class mate who was 4'10 and had same problem as yours its not tht u have a bad posture ..u might be wearing lot of pencil heels...they make girls look shorter try a 3-4 block heel tht would make you like 5'3 tht would make u feel more comfortable:)
dung says on 9/Mar/09
I am 19 and I am 6'8, good foods that i eat are chicken, fish, eggs and steak and i drink a lot of water, a good healthy diet is always good, plenty of fruit and veggies.
Anonymous says on 7/Mar/09
My friend is 14 years old, around 5'4.5". His father is a short man and stood at a peak height of 5'3" and is now closing in on 5'2", but he's like 50 years old. He's too young to remember his mom, and doesn't have very many legitimizing pictures, but he hears that his mom was about 5'8" or 5'9". I'm telling him that he could grow from anywhere between 5'7" (if he doesn't nourish himself properly) to maybe 5'9.5" if he does.

Also, it happens in a lot of cases that the oldest brother tends to be the tallest in the family. I've heard this is because the parents were youngest when he was conceived, so he obtained the best height genes. But I'm just noticing that a lot of full grown males are shorter than their older brothers. I for example am 17 and 6'1", expected to grow to 6'2" peak height, but my older brother is 23 and 6'4". I wonder why this is.
Enrique says on 7/Mar/09
Hi can someone predict my final height i am very concious about it
When i was 15 my height was 5'2 and i had late puberty i just started when i turned 16
16 5'4
17 5'6
and now i just turned 18 i around 5'63/4
my mom is 5'2 and my dad is 5'6
bunnybird says on 4/Mar/09
everyone...your genes pretty much dictate what height you will grow at. so if you want to know, look at your parents, and extended family. my mum and dad are both 6ft, i'm 5ft 10in and my brothers are over 6ft...

however.... i'm 23 and still growing. this is most probably because i didnt start growing until i was 13, (at 11 i was 4ft 10in...not tall by any means) hope this helps!!!
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dphl says on 25/Feb/09
Haha BOSS...you probably won't grow any more. Some people are just different.
Dad-5'5"
Mom-5'4"
13 year old brother-5'7"
Me-6'1"
And I'm only 16 ;D
thekid says on 25/Feb/09
Hey everyone. Im 13 years old, just got out of 8th grade, im 5'9", my dad is 5'9", and mom is 5'5". but most of the people in both my moms side and my dads side are 6"ft up to even 7ft. My grandpa on my moms side was 6'2" at his peak, and on my dads side was 6'ft. my doctor said im expected to grow anywhere from 6'2" -6'4". Does anyone think thats really possible?
Lee says on 25/Feb/09
I'm 22 so probably stopped growing years ago.... check this out;

My Dad is 6'4
My Brother is 6'7 (One year younger than me)
My Mum is 5'8 (which i think is fairly tall for a lady)

.... and i am only 5'11.... How does that work??? I know to some people 5'11 doesn't sound too small but believe me in my house i'm tiny!!
Lacra says on 24/Feb/09
Hi I'm 17 years old and 5'8.5 (174cm) i recently got 17 years, do you think I'll reach 178cm? My father is 5'8 and my mom 5'6 plz help
thanks.
cya
Phil says on 22/Feb/09
5' 3'' says on 14/Dec/08
at what age do you normally stop growing?

- For girls, it's around 16, 18 at the latest. For guys, it's 18, 21 at the latest.

BOSS, maybe you'll grow an inch more.

ToTallGirl says on 13/Dec/08
im 5 ft 6 and im about to turn 15. I really love my height and don't want to get anny taller! but every1 says ill hit 5 ft 11. When do girls usually get their growth spurts?

- I think it's around age 12, precisely.

Denny, it's very possible that you'll grow a half-inch more and become a solid 6'2".
Bunny says on 3/Feb/09
In my P.E Class im almost 5'7... But i don't think... I use high sneakers and withouth shoes i can be 5'4 or 5'5...

I don't know my final height, but my mom is 4'10 and my dad 5'7... i have a sister, she's a bit little than me (5'3)
Alec says on 31/Jan/09
i am: 6ft2 at 16
dad: 5ft10.5
mom: 5ft5.5
brother: 4ft10

i am 16 years old will i grow taller?
dave says on 31/Jan/09
How tall is justin edwards who appeared in new sitcom the old guys as stephen he looked very tall, rob (editor) can you check him out lease do you know his height.
KOBY says on 30/Jan/09
I'm 6'8 and i am 20, I play local basketball, height is mostly in the genes, my parents are 6'7 and 5'10, it can depend, a good diet is key, cereal, fruit, vegatables, water and juices, fish, chicken, eggs, plenty of protein is good,and also sleep get at least 8 hours a night it can help your body grow after time.
Vibram says on 28/Jan/09
BOSS - maybe 1" taller afer 18. Your an example of a much taller brother. It is hard (esp. if it's an elder brother) but don't let it get to you.
duparis says on 24/Jan/09
MOhan, if you're growth plates are fused theres is nothing you can take, not even prescribed growth hormone that will make you taller. Its possible to thicken your joints and bones with hgh and other compounds, which may give you another inch or so, but nothing in the realm of a real height change.
GUK says on 19/Jan/09
I've just done that head measurement thing, my head is 9.5 inches and I'm slightly above 180m morning height, 179 most of the day. I must have a big head!
dave says on 12/Jan/09
You stop grwoing whern youre about 21 normally although its rare you grow taht much after youre 18, im 24 now and when i was 18 i was 6'0 now i am 6'2 so i only grew a couple of inches from 18- 21 but 6'2 is tall enough, good height for any man.
jag says on 12/Jan/09
BOSS, you may grow a bit taller, with height it depends on your genes mostly, if your dad is only 5'9 I cant see you growing over 6'0 but you never know, it mostly depends on your parents heights, but eating and drinking healthy helps a growing body, I too am 18, I am 18 and 6'1 but my dad is 6'5 and my mum is 5'6, it often depends on genes etc, foods good for growth,fruit, vegetables, egg, fish, chicken, meat, and other stuff like cheese, for drinks avoid coke and alcohol try juice and mik and water also, fruit juicews it helps you grow maybe and a lot of sleep too.
UK, vaguely tall says on 11/Jan/09
Well my Dad is 6'1'' and my Mum is 5'7''. I'm 21 (almost 22) and I'm 5'10''. To 'TooTallGirl' - I was already 5'9'' when I was 15/16. I only grew my last inch when I went to uni, although this is probably because my posture improved, who knows! I was always the tallest in primary school and I think my main height growth happened when I was around 13. It varies, of course, depending on when you started puberty etc but girls always have their spurts before boys (hence why I was able to be the tallest in primary school - when my male friends hit 17 suddenly they were all giants!) Ask your Mum to see when she grew - I was a similar age to mine. While I was growing my Mum always said I'd be 5'8'' but my Aunt said 5'10'' - I guess she won that bet!
Oh and it's all genetics and diet - if you have the tall gene (take a glimpse at parentals) and you eat properly during your main growth period (therefore allowing enough energy for the gene to kick in) then you will be tall. I don't believe you can really make a difference afterward I'm afraid... unless there are specific surgeries I'm unaware of. Just be happy with what you've got. I like being 5'10'' but it comes with some downsides and I find myself being at a similar height to my male friends on a night out as opposed to my female friends, but hey. It also makes me slightly prejudiced when it comes to meeting guys (my preferred height is 6'3'' - based on me using the UK average height ratio)!
Hope this helps.
p.s. When I asked my (5'8'') male friend if he'd date a girl taller than him he said "yes, because there'd be more of her!" So no fear eh? ;)
Terry Robinson says on 9/Jan/09
For a man to under 5'6' is a bummer, I am 5'5", I know, any man under 5'6" who says that they don't have a small man complex is a liar, it is forced on us from being very young, treated like they are uncapable, less intelligence, I will take the little guy, shorty, short stop, girls won't go out with you or dance with you, younger people compare their height with you. right tell me I have a complex, Well dead right I do, being short is a life time bummer.
Terry Robinson says on 9/Jan/09
For a man to under 5'6' is a bummer, I am 5'5", I know, any man under 5'6" who says that they don't have a small man complex is a liar, it is forced on us from being very young, treated like they are uncapable, less intelligence, I will take the little guy, shorty, short stop, girls won't go out with you or dance with you, younger people compare their height with you. right tell me I have a complex, Well dead right I do, being short is a life time bummer.
MizW says on 31/Dec/08
I'm a 40-something year old female, & I stand 5'8 in my bare feet. To any girls out there who feel they are too short & wish they could grow, may I add my 2 cents? Being tall is a MAJOR pain in my A--! "Oxford" type blouses with the button cuff sleeves don't fit...the sleeves are NEVER long enough. I always have to roll them up. Pants rarely fit right either. A lot of guys shy away from dating tall women. (C'mon guys! We don't bite!) Being tall ISN'T all it's cracked up to be! Please don't waste your time wishing to be something you aren't. Remember, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
Ian says on 31/Dec/08
Weights only shrink you if you are lifting heavy weights above your head etc. You should do Lat pull downs, chin ups and exercises that stretch you.
MOhan says on 26/Dec/08
Hi i am using super growth (Height Booster) for past four months but no changes in my growth. My age is 24 and height is 5ft. i want to growth 2 or 3 inches.. pls help me
BOSS says on 25/Dec/08
i am 5ft8
dad - 5ft9
mum - 5ft5
sister - 5ft4
brother - 6ft1

i am 18years old do you think i wil grow taller:(
aziz says on 22/Dec/08
Umar, although exercises and diets can affect height, most people's heights run in the family. I've seen boys who do a lot of jumping and stretching exercises and drink a lot of milk not reaching 5'5. Their parents were short.
Arikado says on 22/Dec/08
to .. you're even taller than me when I was 13 I'm a boy i was 5 ft 1. now I'm 17 I'm 6 ft 1. I think it's in the genes ..
short girl says on 21/Dec/08
I hate seeing how much people complain about how their height. I'm only 4'11, but I think I look 4'10." In photos you would think Im, like, 4'9." now thats sad...... Maybe its b/c I don't have good posture, but I don't know..... Do you guys think Im being overly self conscious or do you guys think I might be wrong in my past measurements? I've been measured 4 ft 11 plus 1/4" at my last doctor's visit in the afternoon, but somehow comparing myself to others have made me doubt myself.
TK Nathan says on 16/Dec/08
If you wanna add height you have to keep fit, do a lot of streches, drink a lot of water and eat high calcium foods. My parents are from Sri Lanka and so they are not really that tall, I'm 5'8"and I play a lot of soccer, which is kinda short for a guy but not that bad, most guys will grow until you are 21. If you do a lot weights it does affect you height, which was my problem, but you can grow a few inches more if you do stretches daily for bout 5-10 mins in the morning and before you go to bed. It does not matter how tall you are as long as you are good at something height is not an issue. I'm a soccer fan and for guys like me look at Lionel Messi, he is 5'6.5" and one of the best soccer players in da world.
wahsay says on 15/Dec/08
I M 6'1.5 AT MORNING And i m 18 so i havent grown since 3 months wat will be my final height????
Anonymous says on 14/Dec/08
.. says on 1/Oct/08
You'll probably end up being 5ft 6 if you're lucky,but not 5ft 8.
5' 3'' says on 14/Dec/08
at what age do you normally stop growing?
ToTallGirl says on 13/Dec/08
im 5 ft 6 and im about to turn 15. I really love my height and don't want to get anny taller! but every1 says ill hit 5 ft 11. When do girls usually get their growth spurts?
Denny says on 8/Dec/08
I'm 6'1.5, and I'm 17 years old.
My mum is 5'8.5, and my dad is about 5'11.5.

When I was 15, I was about 6 feet and a half ince tall. So I want to know, if its possible to grow up to 6'2 or maybe 6'3?
Denny says on 8/Dec/08
In the morning I'm 6'1.5 and I'm 17 years old.
My mother is 5'8.75 and my dad must be about 6'

When I was 15, I was about 6'0.5, so I get only one inch in the last to years.
Is there the possibility to grow up to maybe 6'2 or 6'3?
Janis says on 11/Nov/08
Hi, guys.
Im currently a 6'4.5. 17 years old. At the last 3 years have grown max 2 inches. I have a very tall neck imo - 4.5 inches and almost 10 inches head. What is going to be my final height? any ideas?
My dad (42yrs) is 6'1, at age 18 he was 6'3. My mom (42) is 5'7.5, at age 18 she was 5'9. Mt two sisters (20 and 21) are both 5'7.
jenny says on 7/Nov/08
Chris from dec of last year. I don't blog or get heated about trivial things but your insecurity of not making it to 5.10 by 17 or 18 doesn't give you the worlds percpective on what is attractive in women over a height of 5'8. Since I was 12 years old i've been a foot taller than all guys around me until highschool when they caught up. If you knew a little history then you would know females develope years before males and this can be discouraging when you're a teenager now days, but this was also why centeries older men and younger women married because that was natures way of procriating with a healthy man and woman. Now as far as whats attrative to each individual, height is an ignorant thing to consider if you're looking to find someone that clicks with who you really want to chill with. I wasted a lot of my youth being embarrassed by my heighth but being begged to be a model. I'm just personally shy and couldn't handle that center of attention in public. Thank goodness though because now I know in my early 20s almost 100% of men around me go crazy when I wear heals which makes me close to 6 foot. I also never didn't date a guy because he was shorter than me because if he had the confidence to date a taller girl, then the had a great personality. Which is why I married a man that is exactly my heighth of 5'9" with no shoes on us both. But he loves to sweep me around in heels that make him a good 3 inches shorter than me because he knows wether you're "to short" or "to tall" in your eyes someone sees you in their eyes a different way. Eating healthy is common sense and so is exercise but your genes will give you your ending height so instead of me being jealous i'm not short and petite, I have to hear everyday all day long. "how do you do it? you're so tall and thin! Whats the secret?" Genetics. If I could choose I would be wynona ryders look a like, but I bet she wishes she was tall and skinny. Be what you're gonna be and find someone who likes your personality because if you are tall you will shrink with age and get a hump back. If you are short and petite, you have to watch the sugar because it may make you feel fat. Even though I have a weakness for big soft strong guys. They make you feel safe. Short guys can make you laugh like no one else. so forget your height concerns and start working on your personality because thats all you got going for you
Willy style says on 2/Nov/08
hi, im 16,
me - 6ft0.5 (184) in the evening with socks on.
dad- 6ft (183) in the evening, solid 6 fter.
mum- 5ft6
bro(19)-6ft2 (188) in the evening.
bro(13)-5ft9 (177) in the evening.
Good genes XD,
George says on 29/Oct/08
Could somebody try and predict my full height? I've got some more info than I had before:

I'm a white British male.

11: About 5'4
12: 5'5
13: 5'7
13.5: 5'9 (My current height)

These heights are all at least 6 hours after waking up.

My shoe size is a UK 9, & My dad was 6'1 at his peak, my Mum 5'8 at hers. And my Dad says he grew an inch from 18 till he was 21. I also have an aunt on my Dad's side of the family who is 6ft.
kizza says on 27/Oct/08
Safe im 6'0 at 18, im tall, my girl adele campbell is 5'4 ish, height isn't a big deal for a girl, my dad is 6'5 my mom is 5'7.
sarah t says on 24/Oct/08
hi guys, i'm 5'3 and 14 , i had my growth spurt about 2 years ago , my mom is 5'3, my dad is 5'9 , my grand parents didn't go far beyond 5'5
most of my aunts r 5'5 , i'm stuck at 5'3 i didnt grow from about 2 years , do u think i'll be 5'5- 5'6 ,and if you're wondering yes i'm a female
please answer
bonnie says on 24/Oct/08
I am a 6' 1" female, barefoot. I will never cease to be amazed at how many men LIE about their height! this inevitably happens when I am seated. The next thing out of their mouths is usually---how tall are you?? 6'4"??? LOL The shorter they are the more hair spittingly they add that quarter of an inch! Has anyone else had this happen to them???? Stand up straight, shoulders back!!!! BONNIE
Umar says on 12/Oct/08
Ok now I know that at this age (13) we start getting a lot taller. People, listen up! If you're 13, eat a lot of healthy foods and exercise a lot. When you get older, you won't have this chance to get taller ever again.
.. says on 1/Oct/08
Im 13 and 3 months, a girl, and my height is 5ft 2 and 3 quarters. My mum is 5 ft 5 and my dad is 5 ft 11 i really want to be 5 ft 8 do you think it will happen.
James says on 25/Sep/08
Hey Alex

You have a 9.5 inch head? Have people ever said that you have a big head? How tall are you anyway? My head is around 9 inches and think its on the big side!! It really sucks!! That is why I think 8 inches is the average height not 9.5
chris says on 23/Sep/08
hi this site is cool, Im 19 years old and i hope i will grow 1 or 2 inches. im 1.83, For american standards it would be tall;) but i live in the netherlands, wow dam im short!! almost everyone is above 6 feet, like 6 feet 1/2

my father is 6'1 and my mother is 5'2

bye bye
killa says on 23/Sep/08
hmm, well if you ask me people with a small head ahve and advantage on seeing who's taller or shorter, i have a long torso and a long head, which where most of my height comes from, although i'm 6'5.5, i am considered really tall, why neglect, i do feel very tall, if my percentiles were asked, i'd say im taller than, hmm... i'd say 98% of the population
5'11 says on 20/Sep/08
to UMAR
you might probably grow to 6'1-6'2
or you can probably stay at 5'8
some people grow at a very early age and then they stop growing.

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