Carrie Underwood's Height
5ft 3in (160 cm)
American Singer, winner of the 4th American Idol. Said on rctimes website regarding her height: "I'm a short girl. I'm 5-3 so I would like to at least look like 5-5."
She also said in another interview in the Express "I'm 5ft 3in and I would love to be a couple of inches taller. That's why I have so many pairs of sky-high heels in my closet - it means that at least I can fake being taller when I want to"
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 2.95in (159.9cm)
jackie said on 10/Jun/15
she looks about this height and is it just me or does she seem to be getting prettier and prettier every year!
said on 31/Dec/14
Hey rob, would u say her husband is about 6'?
[Editor Rob: he could be close to the mark]
Greg Lehmann said on 6/Jul/14
Nice and pretty. Joanie's idol. Since Joanie's just 4'10",she loves Carrie! Got Joanie a Carrie Underwood CD last year for Christmas,and she won me over to Carrie! She feels and looks great in pants or gowns. And she's happy to be 5'3",too!
Greg Lehmann said on 26/Jun/14
Joanie's idol. She sure loves this 5'3" singer,and thanks to my petite 4'10" friend Joanie,she won me over to Carrie,too. But she looks like 5'1" Barbara Mandrell,who I got to see in 1995,dressed in a blue pants suit,blue blouse,sheer suntan knee highs,and pretty blue Jazz oxford shoes. Barbara sang many of her great hits, I sang a somg with petite Barbara,and she also calmly explained to me she performed on bronchitis,a severe sinus infection,severe chest colds,flu,and even viral pneumonia,despite severe coughing spasms. Yet she tenderly gave magic performances,sick as she was. She is very sweet and pretty,whether in long flowing gowns or jeans. Joanie and I love you,Carrie!
mjd said on 8/Dec/13
5'3s right around average for most girls. The majority of girls fall between 5'1 and 5'7.
Allycat said on 1/Sep/13
Carrie is an awesome person! She's an idol. And now i know that short isnt a bad thing!
Carrie Underwood suprised me when I heard she was 5'3 i am only 5'1!!! She has always been my idol!! :)
KopyKat:) said on 6/May/13
i'm one inch taller than her!!! I'm 5'4"
diana said on 2/Mar/13
lol @elle i mean 5'11 for guys is called short and it's taller than the average.
tim said on 10/Feb/13
wow yeah im surprised, always assumed she was like 5'6
Davidp said on 3/Nov/12
i think she looks an inch shorter than this, just my opinion.
Tom said on 1/Feb/12
I see Carrie often shopping close to her home near Nashville. Beautiful lady and 5'3" is right on.
Elle said on 13/Oct/11
It's funny how anything below average, even just an inch like 5'3, gets called short these days, when it really isnt.
Vic said on 27/Sep/11
I was amazed to read that Carrie is only 5'3" - she looks at least 3" taller.
Daniel said on 13/Aug/11
I think the reason that she seems so tall is because of her long legs
gregory lehmann said on 8/Jun/11
Friend Joanie's idol. But I love 5'3" Carrie,too,because of her striking resemblance to 5'2" Barbara Mandrell,who I got to sing with at a concert in 1995.At the concert,Barbara also sweetly explained to me how she once performed despite viral pneumonia. So I calmly asked Barbara,"Was performing when you were sick with bronchitis or viral pneumonia rougher on you?" Then sweet Barbara told me,"It was about equal. In both instances,I had a 102 degree fever,a sore chest,racking cough spasms,severe muscle pain,and severe chills.But the pneumonia left me with two broken ribs from all the coughing I struggled to calm down." Then I asked barbara,"How did you perform on that pneumonia?" 5'2" Barbara then told me,"Just like when I performed on the bronchitis,I wanted to give my fans the best performance I could and not let them down by cancelling the performance. So I took some cough syrup just before I performed to at least calm my hacking chest/bronchial cough." Just like when Barbara performed on the bronchitis,she battled severe laryngitis from the pneumonia. Then Barbara continued,"Despite not feeling like I should perform,I did a wonderful job,even though I coughed a lot both times out." That was just like my friend Annette from Trade Winds attending a lupus benefit picnic last summer on a "coughing" sinus infection chest cold and seeing me land a Trade Winds award two years ago despite the flu. Carrie would be fun to see!
gregory lehmann said on 16/May/11
A smooth 5'3." Carrie looks a little like 5'2" Barbara mandrell,who I got to sing with at a 1995 concrt,during which time,94 pound Barbara,smooth and comfortable at this 94 pound weight (she's small boned/smal
I like Carrie. She's sweet at 5'3",with a smooth,comfortable 107 pound weight,"just right" for 5'3" women. She looks a little bit like 5'2"Barbara Mandrell,also smooth and comfortable at 94 pounds,though a bit skinny,but it's a calm weight on Barbara's small boned frame. When I saw sweet barbara at a 1995 concert that she also let me sing with her,she explained how she once performed despite a racking cough from a bout of bronchitis. Barbara also had a 102 degree fever from the bronchitis,but when I asked her lovingly how she could perform with a fever and nasty cough from this bronchitis,she just calmly said to me, "I didn't want to let my fans down.Sure,Greg,I shouldn't have performed with that nagging cough from my bronchitis,but I took some Benilyn cough syrup just before the concert. It calmed my cough comfortably ,and despite severe laryngitis with the bronchitis,I sang comfortably despite my laryngitis and I felt better." (When I saw Barbara,she wore a blue pantssuit,blue blouse,blue sandals,and sheer "tummy/toes" suntan pantyhose,tenderly tickling Size 4 Petite Barbara from her soft tummy down to her tickly toes.) And she did great when I saw her,just like she always does!
Cristina said on 1/May/11
I agree with the two anonymous who say she's in the 5'1/5'2 range. I saw her and she was in flats and I was in Merrell shoes, so I was about 5'3 1/2 and she was 1 or 2 inches shorter than me.
Anonymous1 said on 3/Mar/11
It is true she is 5foot 3 we have to remember that celebs always have huge heels on (4 inch plus a lot of times when on stage), when standing next to her I am about the same level when we both have heels on and I am 5 foot 4. Celebs wear big heels to appear taller and thinner same reason everyone else does :)
Hc said on 8/Jan/11
Wow! I always pictured Carrie like, 5-7 or 8 or around there. Didn't know she was so short. (compared to me) (: Shes good though.
Kim said on 30/May/07
5'3 sounds exactly right to me. I bet she would be right at that mark if she was measured at the doctor's office.
Maya said on 29/May/07
The problem is that nowadays girls tend to compare themselves to 5'10" supermodels, and that makes even the average-sized girls think they're short.
Alex said on 28/May/07
She admits to 5'3 so she's not anything over 5'3.5. Plus she does look about average height for a female. You still have girls who are 5'4-5'5 and claim to be short which makes you think they're 5'2 or under.
Cole said on 27/Dec/06
"Editor Rob says on 13/May/06
Ace Young, who was in this season claimed: "I’m 6’1" and is made to look short by his 6ft 7 brother."
I saw Ace Young in person, and he is definitely not 6'1". He was with his brother, and his brother was indeed towering, but Ace was the same height as me, about 5'10".
roxanne said on 7/Nov/06
extra at her concert she is 5'3" flat
Caleb Beeson said on 13/Oct/06
I got to meet carrie one time at a concert and when i gave her a hug carrie was at my chest cuz im 5'11
Editor Rob said on 13/May/06
Ace Young, who was in this season claimed: "I’m 6’1" and is made to look short by his 6ft 7 brother.
Justine said on 3/Apr/06
5'4" and 5'5" are about the same thing, so either way shes about the same height, theres no need to argue over one inch
Kats said on 8/Jul/05
Ha ha ha ha, 5'5 1/2? Maybe with certain heels. Something about her seems short, but she is probably 5'4, which is average.
Lawrence said on 13/Jun/05
Judging by her body frame, the height from her waist to her neck and her legs, Carrie (the cutie) is 5'5 1/2" definitely.
JS said on 27/May/05
Hmm, true but I'd still knock her down at least a half-inch. I think that'd be pretty safe.
JS said on 27/May/05
Me neither, she was 1.5-2" shorter than Seacrest in heels and he is not 5'9" (he could use a change too, see comments)
I'd venture to say 5'2.5 - 5'3
[Editor Rob: sometimes the angles on Idol can de-emphasise height differences...she is harder to pin down because sometimes with her jeans covering Big heels]