How tall is Mariah Carey ?

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Mariah Carey height: 5ft 7in (170 cm)

American Singer. She said once, "Everybody who meets me says that I'm much taller in person...They think I'm short, for some reason."

She has said in the past "I'm 5ft 9", and also '5ft 8.5'.


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Buff says on 22/Sep/14
Thanks Jersey. From first pic Whitney is clearly 2 inches taller although we can't see the heels. From second pic with Whitney, Mimi's platforms are an inch taller than Whitney's heels, but Whitney is still an inch taller than Mariah. So Whitney is two inches taller than Mariah on bare feet. Whitney is 5'6 from her autopsy report. That means Mariah is 5'4.
Norma26 says on 3/Jul/14
I don't know why some people are saying that she is 5'3 or 5'4 I don't think she looks that tall. She could past to be 5'8 at the highest I think 5'7 is a believable height. I don't imagine Mariah Carey being my height or any shorter than that because I am 5'4. People always assume these female celebrities being short.
Jersey says on 23/Jun/14
Mariah in platforms and Whitney in small heels. Click Here
Jersey says on 23/Jun/14
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Jersey says on 23/Jun/14
Mariah is an inch shorter than Whitney
Meeee says on 16/Jun/14
Whitney is not 5'9. Her autopsy confirmed her at 5'6.
tiny says on 12/May/14
MC is between 5'7" & 5'8" and weighs close to 160 lbs which is just about perfect
Jersey says on 16/Feb/14
Mc and Rihanna. Click Here
Jersey says on 16/Feb/14
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Jersey says on 15/Feb/14
Rihanna with 5'9 Jennifer Hudson. Click Here
Jennifer with Whitney Houston.Click Here
Meeee says on 10/Feb/14
Oh, yeah, Mariah was first documented as 5.9 in the April 1992 issue of Young & Modern Magazine. 5.9 claim has been around for decades, it's not a recent claim.
Meeee says on 10/Feb/14
Common sense says she's about 5.6 to about 5.7. She's about the same height standing next to 5.6 Whitney and 5.6 Beyonce. 5.10 Rihanna towers over them. All four tower over 5.3 Carrie.
~Nate~ says on 29/Jan/14
Well Hannah everyone is welcome to their own opinion I wonder if you post a picture of yourself how many people would think you are attractive. Anyways 5'7 and 160?! Thats not her @ all sit down somewhere. And She is at least 5'8. #CARRYON
Hannah says on 27/Jan/14
5'7" and 160. I don't understand why everyone thinks she's so pretty she's not at all. IMO
Anna says on 7/Jan/14
@joewhite31,honestly I do not quite believe in pictures, especially the ones that do not show whole body. See some pictures of her with Usher (5'8'') her height compared to him is different in all three, depending on the shoes they were wearing.
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However, in the video with Usher she was definitely shorter even on her heels. see 0:30.
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Using the maths that some people posted in here, I believe she is much lower than 5'7''. All the videos in this thread give an estimate lower than 5'7''. This does not convince you enough?
joewhite31 says on 5/Jan/14
Anna, she cannot be as tall as 5'3" Kelly Clarkson. Click Here
Juju says on 5/Jan/14
I met Mariah and she is definitely more towards the 5'8-9 height. She is a tall lady and breathtakingly beautiful in person
Barbara says on 25/Dec/13
She is not 5'9...watching her now on the Michael Buble Christmas special...she is wearing 3 -or 4 inch heels and is a good deal shorter than Buble, who is 5'9 max!
~Nate~ says on 24/Dec/13
I hate having to educate women....ANNA ANNA ANNA I'm not sure maybe u dont wear heels? Someone who is 5'3 Barefoot could NEVER reach 5'9-5'10 in heels! A 5 inch heel "MIGHT" Give u 3 inches MAX and thats being generous! A 4 inch heel will give you maybe 2 to 2.5 inches depending if there is a platform or not. Look it up, its not rocket science! When you wear a heel your whole foot is not elevated, just the back! I strongly disagree with her height since I have met her multiple times but I understand that holds no validity since EVERYONE says that. But If you are saying she is 5'9-5'10 IN heels...That would make her 5'6-5'7 without. Some of you people kill me!
Anna says on 9/Dec/13
@Just: If you say she is 5'7 barefoot and 5'9 in heels, then her platforms are only 2 inches? In my opinion if she looks like 5'9-5'10 in heels, this means she is around 5'3 barefoot.
@lamb: what if Whitney's height is lower than 5'7? The autopsy report says that she is 5'6.
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Then Mariah's height should be lower than 5'6. Not to mention the fact that the shoes Mariah wears are always visibly quite high compared to those worn by other female artists.
Just says on 4/Dec/13
She's 5'7 barefoot and 5'9 in heels. Years ago in a Divas concert with Celine Dion and others, Celine Dion was the tallest person there. Mariah isn't taller than Celine.
lamb says on 26/Nov/13
Whitney Houston said she was 5'7 and she is a touch taller than Mariah so i guess MC is 5'6.5. She does not have the proportions of a 5'9 woman
sam says on 26/Nov/13
she's 5'3"? thats absurd. shes about 5'7 or 5'6. just watch and take a look of that JUST STAND UP video and photos. Take note that they were all in heels
xyz says on 25/Nov/13
Actually there is no such thing like 20cm heels(there are but not common). The heels she wears mostly between 10-16cm. Notice that, 15-16 cm heels doesn't make you 15-16cm taller than you're barefoot.They add about 11-13cm (changes to material of heels). Plus as I see, men shoes add about 2-3cm . For Mariah, I don't know why but I always think she's 5'5". So she can easily reach 176-78 in heels. In a world JLO said she's 5'6" , I can understand why Mariah said 5'7".
mickj23q says on 3/Nov/13
I met Mariah Carey and spoke with her in the Gold Coast, Australia this past new years. I am 1.75m tall and she was definitely about 10cm taller than me with heels on, so I would say she was about my height without. She's quite tall, also I know this is off topic but she has some amazing, big, dark bambi eyes.
mickj23q says on 3/Nov/13
I met Mariah Carey and spoke with her in the Gold Coast, Australia this past new years. I am 1.75m tall and she was definitely about 10cm taller than me with heels on, so I would say she was about my height without. She's quite tall, also I know this is off topic but she has some amazing, big, dark bambi eyes.
Love says on 28/Oct/13
Mariah is very short bare foot . Go watch the footage of Making I stay in live video toward the end when she was standing next to Nick and lead male actor she was in flat shoes she was 5ft 3 or something. She very short in person don't deceive by 7-8 inch heels
Anna says on 14/Oct/13
To editor: just a thought, comments that does not offer any evidence (video, picture, independent media, quotes, logical reasoning and so on) but only simply claim someone's height or say things like 'I have met that celeb so I know her height' do not contribute anything to our discussion and should be deleted.
@LadyE: well said, I remember her saying this as well. Probably from one of the links some people posted below.
LadyE says on 22/Sep/13
I heard the past that she said that "I'm happy I can wear my stilettos because he(as in Nick Cannon) is so tall...So that's her admitting that she's a lot shorter than Nick...She's probably that height in high heels and stilettos.
Brad says on 2/Sep/13
Be a few feet from here standing on level ground, she's over 5 feet 8 easy out of her slouch. You people don't get it.
Jared says on 29/Aug/13
She is 5'2 - 5'3 bare foot
Dee says on 26/Aug/13
She is 5'5 3/4 .
Anna says on 1/Aug/13
@renee. I did my research. I have met her. I have seen pictures and videos posted here. Even some media articles put forward her height as 5'3 or shorter. Perhaps the only sources that claim she is 5'9 are her personal & fan pages.
Also as someone has said here, claiming 'I have met her' is sort of a futile & funny argument.
tiny says on 1/Aug/13
@renee: agree with u completely. Mariah Carey is not short, she is atleast 5'9" but looks shorter cos she has big hips and is very well built at atleast 170 lbs
renee says on 1/Aug/13
you are all wrong do your research before you claim shes 5'3 or whatever she really IS 5'9 therefore she is tall. I have met her and I am 5'11 she was wearing some kind of flats and we looked extremely close to the same height. she is not short.
Anna says on 30/Jul/13
She claims 175cm but even if she's only 170cm, plus those sky-high platform shoes she could potentially reach 190cm, equal to a 187cm guy (6'2) walking on 3cm shoes. That's utterly impossible. I think in bare foot she could be roughly the same height as Madonna (5'3) or shorter.
Chuck says on 3/Jul/13
Mariah?
5'3 without heels
5'8 - 5'10 with heels
Brad says on 2/Jul/13
Ria is correct in a relaxed pose. Stop the lipsyncing on TV.
Ria says on 26/Jun/13
She is 5'8" or 173 in her bare feet.
J.Lee says on 20/Jun/13
Rob does it seem like Mariah is one of the people who actually believe they are 5 ft 9? Even in her quotes, she is implying that she is taller than people think
[Editor Rob: any woman in 5ft 7-8 range can wear a pair of solid heels and start to definitely feel tallish]
Fred says on 17/Jun/13
Funny you guys keep commenting about her weight instead of height. Some people put on/off weights fairly easily and she is no excpetion. Mariah did look slim and fat for different times but given that her height is 5'5 or lower it is impossible to reach 160 pounds - unless you blow yourself like a balloon.
Miran says on 17/Jun/13
Don't really know where this 5'9 stuff come from. I am an older guy who saw her rise to stardom in the early 1990s. At that time a newspaper even had a quiz about her height - 155, 165, or 175cm. And the correct answer was 155cm. which may seem a bit unreal, but 5'7 is still too good. She should be around 5'3-5'6, especially based on all the vids and pics people posted here.
jersey says on 19/May/13
With 5'5 Mary j Bligde.
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~Nate~ says on 19/May/13
160 PDS?!!! TINY!? WTF? No U are the biggest hater Look at her LIVE on American Idol just a few nights ago.....this is not what 160 Pds looks like.... Click Here
Ibw says on 19/May/13
She was siitting next to Kelly Ripa once, who looked like a dwarf in comparision. I bet she's 5'9 or taller.
joewhite31 says on 16/May/13
This laughable 160-pound claim is now exposed: Click Here
tiny says on 15/May/13
Mariah Carey is 5'7" but looks even shorter as she is very broad with big hips and thick legs. In fact she weighs close to 160 lbs which is huge for a 5'7" girl
Brad says on 14/May/13
Over 6 feet in heels right next to me. Slouched she's 5' 8", catches a bit more in the big pose.
djjeij says on 8/May/13
The casting call for her recent video was looking for women of similar height to Mariah and included the range 5'7" to 5'9".
J.Lee says on 8/May/13
Rod, doesn't it seem like Mariah fools herself about her height? For some reason she seems to have this idea that she is very tall. Other 5 foot 7 girls wouldn't feel so tall, but for some reason she seems to believe that she really is tall. Do you think she takes pride in height?
titan says on 20/Apr/13
There's no way Mariah is shorter than 5'8"...
chchch says on 8/Apr/13
there's no way she's less than 170cm, she's taller than that.
mbsimon17 says on 28/Mar/13
She looks talller than 5ft8 to me, and her head is in fact big, like many other actors in the media...
Jared says on 25/Mar/13
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Look at this picture of her and Whitney. She was wearing towering platform heels as always, Whitney's shoes is about 6 cm max.And they are about the same height (compare their eyes). So I guess she was shorter than Whitney for 5 or 6 cm. So if she is 175 cm, Whitney must be 181 cm (which is absolutely nonsense) so 167 to 168 cm is accurate for Mariah Carey.
Jared says on 24/Mar/13
Her short legs make her look shorted. In fact she is 5ft6 not 5ft4 or 5ft3 like some people here said.
LAZOUBID says on 16/Mar/13
Looked 5'7" next to chris o'donnel who's 5'9" in " The Bachelor" .
Ellie says on 28/Feb/13
Mariah is 175cm or 5'9" without heels!
Spencer says on 28/Feb/13
@joewhite your video is interesting. On this video, it is possible that she was wearing approximately 15 cm of shoes, see @ 1:54 - 3:29 - 3:42. For those who disagree, plz notice that her shoes were tall in both the heels and the toes area -this make the shoes look slightly shorter than their real length.
Ryan looks both smaller and shorter than many contestants, but assuming he is 171 cm like this page claims. The problem is that we cannot see his shoes in the video, so let me venture a guess of 4-6 cm. Therefore the height difference in the shoes alone should be 9-11 cm.
Depending on the various moments in the video, on average, Mariah appears to be 4-5 cm taller than Ryan (@joewhite I think we should not 'cherrypick' and choose Mariah's tallest moment - to be fair for Ryan it should be (tallest+shortest)/2, since we really cannot see their whole body, posture and shoes at a straight angle).
If Ryan is 171 cm, Mariah would be 175-176cm when both are wearing same shoes. If we consider a 9-11 cm difference in shoes, her true height would be 176-9,11 = 165-167 cm (5'5-5'6).
Finally, one pic or even one video alone is never sufficient to justify a person's height. See other videos and analyses here to deduce the best estimate.
joewhite31 says on 27/Feb/13
Even if she wears sky-high heels there's no way she can reach 5'11" mark easily with that 5'4" height. You have to be at least 5'7" or 5'8" barefoot to reach that mark. Click Here 5:05 Ryan is standing straight but is still shorter, 5:23 (this slight height difference is now exposed), and lastly 5:30 (where she bends down). I saw at least 3 inch height difference. This woman can't be shorter than 5'7" and taller than 5'9".
~Nate~ says on 27/Feb/13
Oh and BTW BAM Joewhite, Glenn who used to be on here and Brad, have all met her. Joewhite has the shortest claim even though his claim is 5'7.5. Both Brad and mine claims are 5'9.
~Nate~ says on 27/Feb/13
OK BAM lol.....I dont trust videos on youtube because I hear the Government is using their software to change people's heights as well...#ICANT with you
Bam says on 27/Feb/13
Nate: sorry pictures arent that credible. I opt for videos instead. people ve posted videos showing mariah true height here - plz see them. I also have some interesting youtube vids here abt Mariah height Im going to post soon.
If depend on pics, I 'd stick to pics of Mariah & three idol judges, cause they re ofifially from Americanidol & reposted in many popular wpages, the chances they re photoshopped to favour any judge is lower than some pics from public/unknown sources.
in any event u need not be tensed. this discussion is fun, just that everybody has their opinion. whats more height doesnt matter that much for a singer.
Brad says on 27/Feb/13
Nona has it about right but 160 pounds is ridiculous. Ryan lives in lifts, he's short.
~Nate~ says on 26/Feb/13
Oh I'm sorry Bam Here I got links for you from other websites, I see you always reach honey please kill it. So In your words Mariah is 5'3? Well that means lets downgrade Carrie Underwood to 4'11 since they are min 4 inches apart ...see here... Click Here
Lets then Also downgrade 5'2.5 Fergie to at least 4'9 since there is min 6 inches between them. The funny part is you claims she never bends down but she is bending down now.. Click Here
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But you are correct Bam Mariah is 5'3! You are both irrational and irrelevent, please kill it.
Bam says on 26/Feb/13
Mariah 5'7 - 5'11 but ONLY IN HEELS. Without heels she's 5'3 - 5'4 at most
nona says on 26/Feb/13
Mariah Carey: 5'8" & very well built at abt 160 lbs with nice curvaceous hips and strong toned legs
Bam says on 26/Feb/13
Nate: Link doesnt work, honey. Also, they 're from mariahjournal dot com - not even close to an independent source. chances are they re photoshoped.
~Nate~ says on 25/Feb/13
Really BAM she never bends down? Mariah next to 5'3 Fergie...wow looks like shes bending down to me. How can you people say shes 5'3-5'6 when she clearly towers both 5'3 Fergie and 5'2 Carrie underwood?! Now you guys are going to say fergie and carrie are 4'5 right? LOL #ICANT

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Bam says on 23/Feb/13
Nate Oho!Mariah bending down? next to other celebrities? Are u crazy? This woman much more likely to find a chance to tower others with sky-high heels, more like!
Actually, other celebs have to bend down taking photos with her.
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Google simple terms 'mariah carey heels' or 'mariah carey stilettos' and you will see how many results there are. Uh, and yes, this is unlike same search with other female celebs!
Heels have become part of her body. Life & style weekly claims she has 1000 pairs.
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Heels even when carrying your two newborn babies - risk of falling down doesn’t matter at all
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Heels when walking the dog
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Heels when go on a sailing trip ?
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On board in those ridiculous shoes, she'd make holes in the deck.
And, Ryan didnt photoshoped to look tall. Mariah more like. Watch this vid btw Ryan & Keith
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~Nate~ says on 19/Feb/13
Lies lies and more lies!!! Even joewhite who has met her can confirm she is nowhere near 5'3! those pics with ryan are so photoshopped for him to look tall! look at this pic she had to bend down to kiss him! Click Here
gizmo says on 8/Feb/13
5'3"-5'6" without heels
Bam says on 6/Feb/13
My mistake, 180cm = 5'11"
Bam says on 5/Feb/13
Mariah 160cm + 14-20cm heels = 174-180cm (5'8.5-5'10)
Ryan, Keith 171-174cm + 3-6cm shoes = 174-180cm (5'8.5-5'10)
I wouldnt be surprised if those three would look same same on American idol, with some slight height difference.It is worth noting Keith seldom wears 6cm shoes.
Spencer says on 4/Feb/13
@Joewhite31 Not that pictures are incorrect, but IMO we should use videos instead when there are many of them around.
Dont know whether who is taller when both are in shoes. But I googled and found those most popular 2 pics.
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In pic 1 Keith is slightly taller. In pic 2 he looks slightly shorter but is standing further away. So it’s safe to assume they are equal in shoes. If Keith is 5’8.5 then it’s possible Mariah is 5’3-5’4.
But we can also see Ryan Seacrest in those pics, and he is also both taller and shorter than Mariah (and Keith) in both pics. Keith and Ryan could wear anything 3-6cm, and for Mariah it should be 13-20cm. Among Mariah, Keith and Ryan, who is taller would possibly depend on the shoes all three of them wear on that particular day. As people have said here, and in my estimation, when wearing stilettos Mariah height mostly would be in 173-177cm (5’8-5’10) range, and so is the other two male celebrities.
IMO Ryan height is more well-known than that of Keith. Remember he is 5’7’’ or 171cm in this website. Then again its totally possible for a 5’3-5’4 Mariah.
joewhite31 says on 4/Feb/13
Incorrect, if Keith is 5'8.5" barefoot, he is 5'9.5"- 5'9.75" (almost touching 5'10" mark) in shoes. Clearly, Carey is slightly taller than Keith Urban in her platform shoes, so how can a 5'3" woman reach that height? Next to 5'3" Carrie Underwood: Click Here
Ford says on 3/Feb/13
Actually Rosie did wear men shoes in the video; just see that at 6:13 -)
Ford says on 3/Feb/13
@Heyto not to mention Rosie O'donnell is a Lgbt citizen & often wears men shoes, which is way shorter than platforms stilettos. Yet for this video Mariah, in her usual stilettos, wasn't much taller. I began to doubt whether Mimi can even reach 5'5''
Heyto says on 31/Jan/13
Mariah is like 5'3-5'4, don't know where this 5'9 stuff is coming from. Watch this performance with Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie is 5'6-5'7, and watch the end of the video when they are standing side by side. no way this woman is 5'9, if that were truly the case she would tower over everyone, and she rarely does even when she is wearing platform stilettos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwx-OR9HEM
Bam says on 30/Jan/13
nicky minaj U got it right! With heels Mariah looks perfectly 5'8.5''. That means she would be somewhere 5'3'' or 1m60 WITHOUT those sky-high heels.
nicki minaj says on 26/Jan/13
Barely taller than 5'8.5" Keith Urban in her usual platform shoes.
Bam says on 17/Jan/13
adina u got it right but not enough. Long legs, long neck, slim body, and small head compared to chunk make a person look taller. All these are signs of real good height anyway. Mariah doesn't seem to have any of these features, except her legs look a bit better because of those heels.
adina says on 17/Jan/13
its all about proportion..if you have long legs you look taller, and the persons with shorter legs look smaller
Bam says on 16/Jan/13
@catk celebrities may look taller than average, but the fact maybe is different. Look at pictures of Jodie Foster 1m60 Madonna 1m61, Britney 1m62, Shakira 1m57, Hillary duff 1m57 I can't help questioning 'are they really this short?' Mariah carey doesn't look taller than those ladies.
Dom says on 15/Jan/13
@Kimmie except that she's not even close to that
catk says on 10/Jan/13
i remember in the nineties she said she was 5'8. i think she is somewhere between 5'7 -5'8. either way, she always looks taller than average and is a good height.
kimmie says on 6/Jan/13
I'm 14 and 5'8 and i get a lot of attention, as in i get admire for my beauty and my long legs.. if she says she is 5'9 then she is.. >.<
nona says on 4/Jan/13
Mariah Carey - 5'8" & 165 lbs
Bam says on 4/Jan/13
Gosh even if Mariah was only 1m70, plus 10cm more of heels and stilettos she would be 1m80 or more, which means she must tower over most of the showbiz guys. But her cumulative photo records effectively failed to do that! 160cm, more like.
Spencer says on 31/Dec/12
Mariah Carey’s height attracts much attention, perhaps not only because she is famous, but also because of the way she exaggerates her true height.
No offence, really, but saying you’ve met your celebrity to know about their height a bit unfair and thoughtless. I think it means NOTHING in this forum. So in what ways can we really argue? Let’s apply to the case of Mariah here.
Pictures of Mariah standing next to another celebrity with well-known height are not a reliable way to estimate, since pictures nowadays can be easily edited through photoshop. This is very important, since short celebs are usually more sensitive about heights, and having photos edited before posting them to forums and fan pages is quite possible. In the past, ‘pictures don’t lie’ but now they do.
Using videos is much more reliable. But can we use all sorts of videos? I would not use Mariah’s music videos, even the duets, since most of her recent videos are normally shot upwards from lower angles, such as ‘Triumphant’; or the video frames are slightly stretched vertically, such as ’I Stay In Love’, or both upwards and stretched, such as Can’t Take That Away. Both effects really make her taller, and slimmer.
It is best to use news videos from independent media, shooting directly from head to toe (so we can see the heels), with Mariah being next to another celebrity whose height is well-known. If Mariah was standing with a male celebrity, we must subtract the difference in shoes from the estimate, since 12-15 cm of heels over 4-5 cm of a male shoe would give an advantage of 8-10 cm, or 3-4 inches. And Mariah have been known to live in sky-high heels, possibly higher than even other female counterparts.
2005 says on 29/Dec/12
It is funny MHouillon said she was 172-173cm and yet she was wearing huge heels. That makes no sense.
benjamin says on 27/Dec/12
Saying 'I've seen or met him/her' is NOT legitimate in an anonymous online discussion page. How long will people begin to understand this?
MHouillon says on 25/Dec/12
Well.. To be honest.. She is a little taller than 5'7. When I saw her in concert a couple of years ago she was 172-173cm. And then her huge 4 inch heels..

I would have her at 5'7.5 - 5'7.75 (172-173cm)
BeepBeep says on 11/Dec/12
This page claims her height 5'3" LMFAO along with other short celebs Xtina, hillary duff, lady gaga
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"Mariah Carey has once said her height was 175cm. Nobody believed her. People say she is about 158 cm tall, but is it really so important? Everyone knows who she is, not because she is tall or short but because she is gifted,..."
joewhite31 says on 11/Dec/12
The listing is correct. Anything over 5'7" is fishy.
Conti says on 9/Dec/12
I would say 5'7 barefoot,and 5'9 in heels.
TallGal says on 7/Dec/12
Im only 14 and im 5'8''so i think im going to be towering her lmfao
Spencer says on 19/Nov/12
Arch Stanton, your picture looks pretty distorted. Why not trying a VIDEO which is more reliable?
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pause at 0:23. Mariah was at least 10cm shorter than her 1m80 husband - nick cannon. Therefore if they were wearing same shoes she must be 1m70. But her heels are way higher than his shoes. My estimate is that she is somewhere 1m60-1m68. Remember, even her husband height is disputed in this page when people showed pictures of he and Mario Lopez standing next to each other.
Or you can see the video that nhatminh84 has posted here, in which she coached David Archuletta (1m60), pause video @ 0:04 and read analyses that followed, I think it's pretty clear here.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Nov/12
It even used the term 'diminutive diva Mariah'.

Sorry but "diminutive" is a joke for her, she's not small by any means.
Arch Stanton says on 18/Nov/12
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Looks a giant here next to Mickey Rooney!!
Spencer says on 13/Nov/12
@ThatBreezyChick I have met her. She cannot be taller than 5'7". Probably 5'6" or shorter. Why would Mariah have to lie about her height though? Because that woman is obsessed with height. You should have read older posts in this thread.
ThatBreezyChick says on 9/Nov/12
Why would Mariah have to lie about her height though? As long as she's been around She has been saying she was 5'9... She has never said she was 5'8 EVER so thats inaccurate. But thats a cute pic of her tho.
ThatBreezyChick says on 9/Nov/12
To be honest I have met Mariah Carey back in february of 2012 and She is very tall. I'm only 5'3 and she towered over me... Without the heels she wouldve still been way taller than I am. In the heels she must have been about 6'1 or 6'2 so therefore take away six inches and that would be 5'9.... Basically she is an extremely tall woman. Btw look at how long her legs are... Just saying...
Spencer says on 7/Nov/12
Funny some people still believe she is 5'9 with those short legs, short neck and chubby body.
nicki minaj says on 5/Nov/12
She gets most of her height from wearing high stilettos or platform shoes. If lying about your height is a sort of crime, this woman could have been given a warrant of arrest.
Luke says on 12/Oct/12
@BlueDiamond At least we know this woman is extremely height-sensitive LOL
Blue Diamond says on 11/Oct/12
Mariah can't be even close to 5'8.5 Naomi Campbell who's 5'10 had to bent down when she took a photo with Mariah as dailymail.co.uk reported. It even used the term 'diminutive diva Mariah'. See link:
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Blue Diamond says on 11/Oct/12
Nathan, Mariah almost never appear public without her high heels especially with other celebrities, except in her bedrooms maybe. Seriously, who are you to 'have met her several times in flats and stilettos'? Her mom? No offense, but that sounds too good to be true.
joewhite31 says on 10/Oct/12
Nate, like I said you can meet her countless times but it doesn't prove your chronic statement that she's at least 5'8.5" min. Let 5'9" Martha Stewart prove that they aren't eye to eye. She can't be taller than 5'7".
Brad says on 10/Oct/12
Nathan is correct.
Luke says on 10/Oct/12
@ Nathan I can made claims I kissed Mariah LOL U can hate me but there is no way to prove Im wrong! This an anonymous Internet discussion for God's sake
benjamin says on 10/Oct/12
:Nathan: Saying 'Ive met her several times' is not legitimate argument/evidence here since anyone can claim such thing. Even if you could show a picture, that could be anyone with Mariah. I should have not said this, but I have attended one of her live performances and I truly think she can never surpass 5'7. No offence to you Nathan, but a person saying this may be well perceived as one of her millions of fans, friends or one of her powerful team of publicists. I NEVER say that you lied, but it is not the best way to prove your point.
~Nathan~ says on 9/Oct/12
at JOEWHITE31 please have several seats. I've met her in flats and in stiletto's. My sister who I've said multiple times who is 5'9 was wearing 5 inch stilettos when we met her and her and Mariah were eye to eye. Mariah might have been a a half inch shorter max. I apologize that you are incorrect and you feel you need to call me a fool....weak minded B.
joewhite31 says on 7/Oct/12
At Nathan, You can meet her as many times as you want but only fools will think this woman is 5'8.5" min. I've seen her standing next to other 5'8" celebrities and I can easily tell who's the shorter one, from Mariah to Whitney H. to Faith H. to Rihanna, all these women look slightly taller than her. That's one thing they all have in common.
Blue eyes says on 2/Oct/12
NATHAN nhatminh's 5'3 estimate may be wrong but he has a point when include a video instead of pics here, which is more credible. If she is 5'8.5, or 1m74, she would be 14cm taller than 1m60 David Archuleta if they were wearing identical shoes. But her shoe heels are high, that would make her 22-25cm taller than David, that's a whole human head! I think Mariah would not be as short as 5ft3 but she cannot be taller than 5'7 either.
~Nathan~ says on 1/Oct/12
NHATMINH84 I have met her multiple times you are crazy! lol One thing we can agree on is that voice! But She is min 5'8.5 LOL never 5'3 Get outta here!
nhatminh84 says on 1/Oct/12
I don't really care about this anymore. It's her voice that makes me love her, not her height LOL
Adrian says on 1/Oct/12
@Joewhite31 Nick Cannon consensus height is 5'11, or 1m80 in this website:)
Click Here
Google the couple and for each pic that they stand together or hug, he was about 8cm taller than Mariah. So 1m80-8-shoe diff@8 = 1m64.
But I prefer the videos though as they harder to photoshop
nhatminh84 says on 1/Oct/12
Also, please look at Mariah pic on this page. To visualize her true height, first only consider her height from the ankle upwards, cause what below are essentially heels of her shoes.
The pic was not taken from above or below but directly at her body, so no visual distortion of height here. If you really notice, imagine Mariah was really 1m75, her head would look oversized. This is because head size does not vary greatly between short and tall people.
Perhaps the only source that claim she was 1m75 are her fan pages and personal websites.
But once again, only her amazing voice is more than enough for a whole generation of singers to lift their heads and look up to her!!!
joewhite31 says on 30/Sep/12
nhatminh84, i doubt it. She has to be around 5'7". With Nick Cannon in shoes: Click Here
nhatminh84 says on 30/Sep/12
@Marla Singer actually there is a lot of sources that cite Mariah as 5'3'', such as this (search the name mariah)
Click Here
It is understandable for her to exaggerate her height. Back in Loverboys or honey times, she was trying to become a sex symbol, and 5'3 does not really make her any sexier. Her height does not really matter to me. Im her fan and I love her voice.
It is true that David also wear shoes, but what I meant is that men shoes are around 3-5 cm tall. Mariah have been known to wear sky high heels around 13-25 cm. Just minus the heights to see the difference. So to say her shoes make her 8 cm taller compared to David is not quite an overstatement
I studied art and architecture, and there are overall features of the body for you to estimate a person's height, such as neck-shoulder ratio, upper body - lower body overall looks. Honestly I never think Mariah could be taller than 1m65, or 5'4''
marla singer says on 30/Sep/12
@nhatminh84 are you crazy? That's at least 10-12 cm difference and David has shoes on. Since David looked 5'6.5" next to Shailene Woodley (5'7.5", in heels) Mariah has to be 5'7" or near it. Any estimation under 5'6" is crazy, really
nhatminh84 says on 28/Sep/12
Hi everyone, I found the TRUE AND ULTIMATE answer!!!
Mariah Carey's height must be about 5'3'' (or 1m58-1m60). How do I know?
When she were coaching for David Archuletta on American Idol:
Click Here
When the two were standing next to each other, Mariah was about 6 cm taller than David, who is 1m60, you can google this (play video at 0:06). So her height 1m66. But Mariah was wearing high heel shoes, you can see this at the beginning of the video. Suppose her shoes were 8cm higher than David's shoes, subtract 8cm from 1m66 gives you her true height of 1m58, or 5'3'' . I mean, think about it, this math is simple.
nhatminh84 says on 28/Sep/12
Hi everyone, I found the TRUE AND ULTIMATE answer!!!
Mariah Carey's height must be about 5'3'' (or 1m58-1m60). How do I know?
When she were coaching for David Archuletta on American Idol:
Click Here
When the two were standing next to each other, Mariah was about 6 cm taller than David, who is 1m60, you can google this (play video at 0:06). So her height 1m66. But Mariah was wearing high heel shoes, you can see this at the beginning of the video. Suppose her shoes were 8cm higher than David's shoes, subtract 8cm from 1m66 gives you her true height of 1m58, or 5'3'' . I mean, think about it, this math is simple.
GameOver says on 30/Aug/12
Impossible to tell. The woman lives in sky high heels.
joewhite31 says on 1/Aug/12
5'7", accept the fact that she's shorter than 5'8" Ms. Whitney Houston who was in much smaller heels.
bill says on 25/Jul/12
170cm
RSlan says on 15/Jun/12
I didn't ask if that THING will appear taller, I asked if that PERSON would appear taller. So answer the question again:
If I took two pictures, one of a person's whole body, and one of the person's THIGH, because the camera is focused on the person's thigh in Picture 2, that means the PERSON "appears" taller?
Dom says on 12/Feb/12
If the focus is on something as you say, as in it's closer to the camera, yes that thing will appear bigger and taller. Nobody can be that stupid I know youre doing it on purpose!
RSlan says on 11/Feb/12
LOL!!!! So let me set an example: If I took two pictures, one of a person's whole body, and one of the person's thigh, because the camera is focused on the person's thigh in Picture 2, that means the person "appears" taller? LMFAOOOO you are a moron! Your line of "thought" proves it.
Dom says on 31/Jan/12
@RSIan ok can you stop talking to me you're just too damn stupid to understand, no matter what way I put it you don't understand that when someone is closer to the camera than someone else, everything about that person seems bigger and longer than the other person's even though you've posted a few pics that actually proved it. You are a lost cause. Get educated and come back.
Jennifer says on 30/Jan/12
Personally i would also give Mariah 5'8, looks like it!
joewhite31 says on 30/Jan/12
She is shorter than Whitney Houston. Mariah can't be taller than 5'7".
RSlan says on 30/Jan/12
@Dom #DEAD! How does it make him APPEAR taller if only his head is in the picture? You fail, moron.
Being closer to the camera is like zooming in. It doesn't make an object appear taller. As I've said MANY times, it changes DEPTH, which in turn, changes the amount of space the image takes up.
Dom says on 29/Jan/12
@RSIan you cannot be serious... You are IMPOSSIBLY stupid. I've never seen anything quite like it. NOTHING makes someone taller, it just makes them APPEAR taller.
RSlan says on 29/Jan/12
Correction- That was directed at Dom.
RSlan says on 29/Jan/12
@RSlan LOL, idiot, you said being closer to the camera makes you TALLER. Someone's head looking LONGER=/= the person getting taller. #FAIL. You're saying I need to go back to first grade, but you need to enroll in school PERIOD.
Dom says on 28/Jan/12
@Valerie Yes but as has been said before, you have not said one accurate thing since you've been posting here, all you've been doing is upgrading everybody so MC could look taller than 5'7"
Dom says on 28/Jan/12
@RSIan oooohhh so something can seem bigger and longer because it's closer to the camera.... I see. You just basically said I was right, idiot. go back to first grade.
RSlan says on 27/Jan/12
Obviously, someone has never heard about focal length and depth of field, hence his comments about "Measure his head on the first pic and mesure it on the second pic!"
His head is being focused on in the second pic, it is NOT being focused on in the first. His HEIGHT hasn't changed at all (height is from HEAD TO TOE, not head to chin). However the amount of space his image takes up in the photo HAS changed. Get a clue.
Valerie says on 27/Jan/12
@ Dom, onceee again... THATS UR OPINION.. NOT MINE!
IMO she looks taller than 5'7. Ive seen her in person way back in 2005 When she was staying in Amsterdam for her Promotion tour!
Dom says on 26/Jan/12
@Valerie she's a weak 5'7", as shown on about 99% of pics.
Valerie says on 26/Jan/12
I still believe and am convinced that Mariah is a 5'8 woman...! Maybe not the 5'9 & 5'8 1/2 claim from before.. But 5'8 Suits her very well!
Dom says on 23/Jan/12
@RSIan YES HE DOES you freakin' idiot. Measure his head on the first pic and mesure it on the second pic! Enough said.
RSlan says on 22/Jan/12
Fool, it doesn't matter that the dot on Rihanna's hair wasn't quite at the top of her hairdo. The FACT is I was referring to the TOP of her hair, and you understood that, hence your posts. Now, you're looking for an excuse as usual.

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