- Why Celebheights?
- Where is my comment?
- How to Vote (Guess) Heights
- How do I search for a particular star on the site?
- How can I help CelebHeights?
- Advertise on CelebHeights
- How does celebheights come up with a height?
- Are the heights listed with shoes on?
- How accurate are the heights?
- How reliable are the sightings?
- Who operates CelebHeights?
- How tall is Rob?
Q: Why Celebheights?
A: CelebHeights documents what celebrities claim to be, offers our own estimates and provides a forum for visitors to discuss how tall they think any celebrity is. Visitors can also submit a guess for any star, which forms part of an Average user Guess, seen in the comment section of any page. In 2011 I ran a Height Challenge
, showing how tall people of various heights can look beside 5ft 8 Rob.
As part of running Celebheights, I've managed to travel to conventions, met actors and taken over 1100 photos for this site.
Q: Where is my Comment?
A: If a comment is gibberish, insulting or nothing to do with height, it's unlikely to be approved - I moderate comments to reduce spam and help your experience. Please use one name and email for commenting, respect other commentators, their opinions and the celebrities themselves.
If your comment is of the nature 'How tall will I grow', 'How tall am I', or 'How tall is this random person', sorry, but I am unable to help.
Q: How to submit your Vote (guess) on a Celebrity Height
A: From October 2016, visitors can Anonymously submit their guess on any Celebrity. This video
demonstrates Voting and Commenting.
Over time, hopefully this will help the site and helps visitors see the general overall opinion on any particular stars height.
You can still submit comments normally, but if you want to add your guess as well, just select your estimate from the drop-down menu under the comment box and submit it with your comment.
If you only want to submit a guess, enter a username, select your estimate and click submit. If the star has a 'peak/current' listing, ensure both the current/peak are selected or the vote won't count.
Voting is anonymous (unless you mention your estimate in a comment), so feel free to add your guesses without fear or influence. I'm the only person who sees voting, so whether you agree or disagree, I appreciate your genuine votes.
On the A-Z and Category pages, there is a quick vote option - simply click the 'Guess Heights' button to get guessing.
Average guesses get updated every day. Sometimes quicker.
Q: How can I search for a star?
A: There is a search option at the top right hand corner of every page - it uses Google, is fast and as the 'A-Z' pages have gotten larger over the years, you're best bet is to use the search function to find any celebrity you are interested in. You can also use it to plug in movies/tv shows to find actors/actresses from certain shows of interest.
Q: How can I help CelebHeights?
A: Keep an eye out for any celebrity who mentions their height and let us know. Help spread the word about CelebHeights by voting, sharing, linking or mentioning the site on your social media, blogs, videos or simply recommend us to others. And keep visiting, because without you, the site wouldn't exist, so thanks and I hope the site provides enjoyment on the occasions you drop by.
Q: Can I advertise on CelebHeights?
A: CelebHeights has been active since October 2004 and regularly receives over 500,000 monthly visitors. It is a top 50,000 Alexa ranked WebSite
. To enquire about Direct Advertising opportunities only, please email Rob (robpaul AT gmail.com) for more information.
Q: How do you find heights?
A: I try to find quotes from stars about their height. At the moment there are probably 5000+ entries on the site with an actual quote said by the celebrity (or from their agency resume) attributed to them, a large majority of which I have researched myself, with helpful contributions from visitors. That doesn't mean I agree with all of them of course ;-) If you want to help, use This video
to get an idea of how to search for possible height quotes on twitter.
Q: Are the heights listed with shoes?
A: No. Assume every height as though the celebrity was measured barefoot. This isn't the NBA! I make no claim as to whether any listed height is an evening or early morning one, but technically I think you are better off saying your height based on the time when people get measured on average, which obviously wouldn't be out of bed, but might be about 5 hours after waking. After you've been standing for 5-6 hours you won't shrink much more during the rest of the day compared to how much you shrink in the time period from waking up till lunchtime.
As of November 2017, there are around 5100 Male and 5100 Females listed, with an average peak height of 5ft 10.75 for the Males and 5ft 5 and 1/4 for the Females.
Q: How accurate are the heights?
A: Celebheights tries to build an accurate database, but you cannot rely on using official resumes or actors own declarations of their height, because invariably a good percentage might embellish the truth, give their height in shoes, round up or not even know or care. Height in many cases is a best estimate. Even if you meet a star, your own estimate might be off, especially if you don't get within a couple of feet and the difference in your heights is large or you're judging on the street where pavement differences can cause confusion.
Anybody judging height on streets will find it much harder because most side-walks/pavements are built with varying degrees of fall (sloping) away from the building. You could stand shoulder to shoulder on what looks 'level ground' but one person's feet are 2 inches lower than the other person's. That's one reason why I don't get street photos - they are largely a waste of time for height and I'd rather not pester celebrities in situations were they don't really want to be pestered. I only meet them on occasions were they have chosen to meet fans like Signing/Convention events.
Contrary to those who believe otherwise, the site has no bias - the purpose of CelebHeights is to try to guess what I think each celebrity would measure. It's as simple as that. Liking or disliking any celebrity has absolutely no bearing on what they get listed at. I may, for instance, not be a fan of say Tom Cruise, but I'll list him the height I think he is.
Q: What about the sightings on the site. Are they reliable?
A: A proportion of the sightings submitted by visitors to the site are, to say the least, to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Unfortunately anybody could say they've met a star...the internet is filled with untruths which is one reason I moderate comments and won't stand for nonsense. One thing I certainly don't do is BS people. All the quotes I've found made by stars about their heights are real, the 100+ heights I've managed to get directly from celebrities via email or in person are real (for instance when Lenny Henry said, "I'm 6'3". Hugh Laurie is teeny tiny -sleeps in matchbox" he really did say this!), and the encounters and resulting 1000+ photos I've shown over the years should speak for themselves.
I currently only show photos of myself or Jenny and a handful of friends. If you have photos with celebs you are more than welcome to link to them in the comment section, but I no longer host or promote other photos in the description section of listings.
Q: Who operates this site?
A: It is owned and operated by one person since October 2004 - me (Rob Paul), the Editor. I only post and talk about height on Celebheights or Youtube.
Anybody claiming or posting under my name on other sites will be an imposter. Celebheights has been mentioned in numerous forms of media, including Online Media (like Buzzfeed
), radio, TV (such as Conan O'Brien
), newspapers (Sunday Mail
, New York Post
, The Telegraph
) and magazines (like Esquire
To contact me about Important matters only, such as bugs, corrections or image related requests, please email me in confidence: (RobPaul AT Gmail.Com). Sorry, I don't answer questions about your height, how tall you look, whether you will grow etc.
Check out my Youtube
Q: How tall is Rob?
A: The lowest I ever measure with a flat floor/wall is a hair over 5ft 8. Out of bed I typically measure around 5ft 8.75. In any photo I have with a celebrity I am roughly 173cm (5ft 8 1/8th). I have worn a variety of footwear in photos, but will always mention as best I can, any difference between my footwear and the celebrities. As of December 2017 I weigh 175 pounds.
said on 22/Feb/20
Hi Rob what do you think about subliminals, many have claimed to grow taller from them. Also are all your heights 100% accurate, like can someone be taller then what you have listed. Thank you! love your work
I don't know that much about the topic.
Lakheswar Saikia said on 21/Feb/20
said on 15/Feb/20
Hi Rob, my height when I get up from my bed is 179.5. after a few hours it is 178. at night when I go to sleep it is 177.7 what height should I claim?
greetings from Argentina
I'd tell people 178 personally.
said on 29/Jan/20
Rob, if you had a couple of days where you only ate a couple of meals and didn’t drink much water how much effect would that have on your height. It seemed to effect my morning height more than evening
If you become too dehydrated then your evening height might start to suffer, but I haven't yet tested bad dehydration - I don't recommend it, best keeping hydrated!
Lakheswar Saikia said on 17/Jan/20
said on 11/Jan/20
Sir I am big fan for your website
said on 9/Jan/20
How much would celebs shrink from there listing at night on average, Big Rob ? A 1/4 inch ? Thanks !
Maybe a few mm's.
Nik said on 3/Dec/19
@ all users - Please access the link provided by James B on the 20/Nov/19 on Rob's page, I hope it helps as many people as possible.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 19/Nov/19
Computers today are much different than they were during your university days though.
Yeah they were a lot slower, less memory etc. The web itself back in 1994 was archaic by today's standards, although it helped University connection speeds were decent compared to your home dial-up modem speeds.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 18/Nov/19
What did you major in during college/school? I'm assuming it had something to do with computers or web designing?
It was a Computer Science course at Uni and then went back for another year to study Informatics/Multimedia.
said on 15/Nov/19
Rob, if im 12 hours after wake up and measure 192.5 cm, what would be my height at 5 hours (after wake up)?
A bit over 193cm
said on 25/Oct/19
I was wondering, do you thing a low level of testosterone could have a bad effect on the final height ?(If you are a man)
Yes, I believe there is some studies showing low levels will effect growth.
said on 24/Oct/19
Hey Rob what is a comfortable height I could claim
I have a sonar stadiometer that triangulates and measures the top of your head without a headpiece. I installed it so it's very accurate I'm OCD
Out of bed range is 189.5cm to 190cm or 6'2.6" to 6'2.8" on the digital stadiometer.
End of day just about every time I do it, it says 187.5cm or 6'1.8" at the worst 187cm or 6'1.6" and sometimes the digital thing fluctuates between 187-187.5cm
A full 6'2" end of day is highly unlikely
Would you say I'm in the 6'1 ¾" range.
Yes I'd say calling yourself 6ft 1 and 3/4 is a very reasonable claim and honest.
Most folk in your shoes are going to say 6ft 2 though, but it's up to whatever you feel comfortable claiming...just don't round down to 6ft 1, that would be dishonest.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 10/Oct/19
Which is a bigger hobby, height or web designing? You mentioned that you started to become interested in height as a teen, but you also mentioned that you designed non-height related websites before CH. It's cool though that you can base your profession on what you love doing. Not everyone in the world has the opportunity to be able to do that.
I don't think family understood how the Internet would grow and become a big part of everybody's lives, I was discouraged from the idea of pursuing a career as a self-employed webmaster!
Height is now a big part of my life, but as I've mentioned it has grown in tandem with this site. Running websites has essentially been my way of earning a living since 2001. I think the stats/figures aspect of this site suits me more than other genres.
I am still grateful to be able to work at something that allows freedom. And my parents came to appreciate that freedom as they've grown older, because I am able to help them out a lot.
said on 7/Oct/19
hey man, my father claims to have grown 8cm in the span of 6 years (age 15-21). he went from 176 to 184. im currently 177,5 at age 16, is there a possibility that i will follow in my fathers footsteps and if so what should i do to increase growth
Well the odds are decent for you to still gain.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 2/Oct/19
Were those other sites related to height?
Categories like: Humor, Quotations, Pets, Betting, Dating, Gaming, Celebs (non-height), Movie Posters, DVD/Tech.
Ranking in Google was a helluva lot easier 15 years ago, but they wised up and it became a lot tougher.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 2/Oct/19
Was CH your full time occupation ever since its inception in 2004, or did it become one later on as the site grew?
Celebheights was one of many sites I had active in 2004...slowly over the next few years I got rid of or sold them to focus on this one. I went from diverse multiple streams of incomes to a more narrow "most eggs in one basket" type of living as celebheights grew in size 😵
said on 24/Sep/19
I know everyone has a perspective on what is average for a male, & female, I would like to know what you believe to be average.
In the UK I feel there's a lot of men in 5ft 8 to 10 range and women 5ft 2-4 zone.
said on 22/Sep/19
Am I one of the most involved members of this site? I've been commenting on here for 4+ years and visit it daily. I'll go weeks or a couple months without commenting but I always try to comment and help this site out. Height is my passion. I love your website and it's my favorite website.
I am glad you enjoy visiting the site.
For me to be able to work on it for 15 years (well come 29th September it will be age 15) is remarkable, and it helps that people like yourself take the time to leave comments and visit. There are some folk probably still visiting since 2005, maybe even a few from the late 2004 when it started to gain some popularity.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 21/Sep/19
Never knew that the requirement was that low. Maybe they lowered it. I swear that it used to be in the 5 digits, if I'm not mistaken.
They introduced that 1000 subs/4000 hrs requirement in early 2018. Prior to that, only 10,000 views were needed to earn anything.
said on 21/Sep/19
Hi Rob.I am just wondering if the all of the heights listed on this website are morning or evening ones.
Not morning, more towards lunch early afternoon.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 20/Sep/19
I'm not all that familiar when it comes to Youtube, but isn't there a minimum number of subscribers you need to have before you're eligible for monetization? 9,400 subscribers doesn't seem like it's enough.
1000 subs and 4000 hrs watchtime in 12 months to qualify. For very small creators that's a fair amount.
said on 19/Sep/19
Hey Rob what range should I search for people that are my height on your database?
My sonar stadiometer says I'm 6ft1.6in and other times 6ft1.8in comfortably end of day
Most days I wouldn't say I go under 187cm even after a 12+ hour day
Could you say I'm in the 6'1 ¾" range?
I'd use the 6ft 1.5 male
section to compare yourself against as it will also show the 6ft 1.75 at the start.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 18/Sep/19
Do you ever get monetized through your Youtube channel? I'd doubt it since the subscriber count and views aren't that big. I wish that your Youtube channel was bigger so that it could attract more people to your site.
This site is about 25 times as big as the channel so 95% of time is naturally spent working and maintaining Celebheights.com. Youtube is useful as it gives an outlet to host short mugshot comparison clips and sneaker measurement videos, though it prefers longer-form videos over short 30 seconds to 2 minute clips.
Nevertheless, they still display the thumbnails - which I'm in 😍 - to a lot of people, so it's lovely exposure 😉
And to answer the question - it helps cover this site's server bill, so that is a wee bonus.
said on 17/Sep/19
Also Rob, if I’m 5’8 and the top of my head reaches someone’s chin/mouth area when we’re in similar shoes, around how tall would that person be? They’re VERY tall but they’ve never mentioned an exact measurement so I’m wondering.
Sounds like they could be 6ft 4-5 zone
said on 17/Sep/19
I’m a 16 year old girl, I measure about 173.5 when I wake up and 172 when I go to bed so I think 5’8 is a pretty fair height to claim. My mum is 167 and my dad is 180 or 181, and both grew until they were 18 or 19. Do you think it’s possible for me to gain another inch or two? I’ve grown an inch in the past year, but I’m quite a late bloomer.
Some girls still gain a few cm in 16 to 18...of course the majority are finished after 16, but if your parents remembered gaining height at 17, the odds could be in your favour.
said on 14/Sep/19
I am a 20 year old male and I measure 176.5cm barefeet out of bed. After 5 hours I measure around 175.9cm to 175.6cm. At the end of my work day at 6 pm I usually measure 175.5cm barefeet.
Which height should I claim in cm and in the imperial system? Which celebrity is the most compareable to my height?
176cm I think is fair to claim as it's the average of your range (you don't shrink that much). There's a lot of solid 5ft 9 actors on the first page of the 5ft 9 category
said on 13/Sep/19
Rob, why do you keep the non celebrity height pages open? I know they create a lot of discussion but how does that benefit you? Seems to be a bit of a hassle for you most of time.
It does allow a place for some comments that people ask or want to talk about, and they just don't fit on celebrity height pages.
said on 13/Sep/19
I haven't felt like I've grown taller in the past 2 ½ years but somehow I have when it's very rare I grow and very little. I am a heavy set male with a large frame weighing around 300 pounds. March 2017 I was in the 6'0 ¾" range 184.5cm around 6'0 ⅝". I did stretches reaching up as high as possible and I could feel my spine crack and discs moving apart. I grew to be a cm or so taller being comfortably 6'1" 185.5cm and this was in summer and fall of 2017. For a few months I was comfortably that then I reached more of an 186cm Range. For the longest time I was that for a year at least. More recently I've been trying to improve sitting posture. I used to slouch completely when sitting and not supporting my back against the seat. I felt like there was something stopping me from standing completely straight in my upper back area between my shoulders. Now I can pull off around 187cm and a weak 6'2" range. I have a long torso so I have a longer spine. Have I legit grown or is it more so of improving back health?
It really could be a case of having improved your posture to an optimal level - before, you may have had some alignment issues, and now you can stand taller for a measurement.
Kalsifer said on 12/Sep/19
Hey Rob im 18 and a half and I'm currently 192cm tall. I grew about 1 - 1.5cm last year (had my growth spurt between 14 to 16). Could I grow a couple of more centimeters or will my growth speed only slow down even more from here?
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 12/Sep/19
Does the number of comments affect your revenue on the site? (more comments = more revenue?)
The topic of celebrity height is a bit tricky - it's trivia/entertainment and so people aren't in a buying mode, hence advertising rates are never going to be as good as sites where a visitor is researching a product and in the buying mindset.
Comments do help - it means the page changes slightly with time, which can be a benefit in search engines. Also it allows an avenue for visitors to try to help the site. Keeping on top of 12,000+ entries is an ongoing task.
However some comments might not be so helpful, as brands may not like to be associated with certain topics or sites that contain content which they consider off-putting.
said on 11/Sep/19
Hey Rob what celeb height range would you give me for my new height
Out of bed I'm a just under 6'3" range like 6'2 ¾" 190cm
End of day most days is around 187-187.5cm
I can pull off 6'1 ¾" with erect posture but more 6'1 ⅝" of 187cm range on the dot comfortably. On a bad day with more compression maybe 186.5cm but I wouldn't go under that.
A 188cm 6'2"
B 187.5cm 6'1 ⅞"
C 187cm 6'1 ⅝"
D 186.5cm 6'1 ⅜"
E 186cm 6'1 ¼"
That's very similar to the old Height challenge plumber!
A celebrity match might be someone like Nathan Fillion.
E for you, may be like me claiming 5ft 8 flat, technically on the low side.
said on 4/Sep/19
Hey Rob did I grow or am I taller from better posture. I used to be 186cm to 186.5cm
I used to slouch and have awful posture sitting. Now I measure at least 6'1 ½" I honestly wouldn't go under 186.5cm and I am comfortably around 187cm. I can pull off a 187.5cm at the most with stiff posture. Anywhere around 6'1 ¾" and maybe 6'1 ½". What's a height I should claim? I say around 6'1 ½"
Sometimes a final little addition is possible, but it really is hard to say whether your posture is responsible for it.
said on 17/Aug/19
Rob if a 5ft4 man's head comes around the mouth of a taller man, how tall is that taller man?
Near 6ft. Depending on head length, if the tall man had a small head then he could be closer to 5ft 11-11.25...but mostly 5ft 11.5-6ft I'd expect.
said on 16/Aug/19
@ Rob - What about a "Shortest Women" category please?
There are not as many listed on the site
said on 6/Aug/19
Can anyone tell me how to include a link to a picture in a Click Here? Thanks in advance.
Just type your comment normally and cut and paste a url like
it should automatically change to 'click here' when the comment gets shown.
G. Washington's fan said on 29/Jun/19
Does anyone know how tall George Washington is?
said on 15/Jun/19
Rob is the best can you do CelebWeights
I have never been able to decide on that site, because I don't know if I want to throw fire on a topic that is far more tricky than height.
James Howerton said on 13/Jun/19
I really appreciate this site. I guess I get on my wife’s nerves but I love being able to look up an actor’s (especially those from Hollywood’s Golden Age) height. I’m 6’2” and for years I heard Arnold Schwarzenegger was over 6’. I knew there was no way. Thanks Rob for all the work. I wish you continued success.
AD 181 said on 8/Jun/19
You are doing good job pal....!!!😉😉😊😊
said on 7/Jun/19
Rob, what's your opinion on taking human growth hormones as an adult (Early 20's). I don't want to become any taller, but I think I would benefit from overall better proportions. Do you think they can be beneficial or are you against them?
I don't know how much benefit it would have.
said on 15/May/19
Rob how tall do you think is the guy in yellow shirt is ? The guy beside him wearing a jacket I've met and he's around 6ft in person Click Here
Can look over 6ft 4 there
Lorne??? said on 1/May/19
Conan o Brian mentioned you? Awesome
Terence Perring said on 13/Apr/19
My father was 6'5''. I grew to be 5'11''. Not happy. I'm convinced it is mostly due to having a freezing bedroom with no heating, where my body was spending energy it would have done on growth, on just keeping warm. As most homes have central heating now, that would support this theory of mine; young people are becoming enormous. I had chest infections very often too, lots of time off school.
said on 13/Apr/19
Rob, I wonder if you have (somehow) collated all your heights together and got an average for male stars, and female stars? Would Be interesting if they differ from the general population averages. Maybe a computer algorithm could do it. I thought I'd throw in the word 'algorithm' to make me sound intelligent :-)
I put the current average in this Video
I think the Male height is a bit taller than average because of sports and wrestlers.
said on 31/Mar/19
Hello Rob I have been a fan of the site for two years. I am currently 17. I have developed an obsession with height. I am constantly thinking about my own height: how it is perceived and comparing myself to others. I also find myself analyzing the footwear other people are wearing. It has gotten to the point where I do not wear certain shoes (i.e vans) in fear of appearing shorter. This obsession is negatively impacting my quality of life. I know it seems absurd, however when I am with other people it consumes my thoughts. I am 178cm and no one has ever called me short, and I know for a fact I am not. Yet I consistently feel short. Have you ever felt this way? I know such thoughts are definitely abnormal but I cannot eradicate them. Do you have any advice?
It can become unhealthy obsessing over a topic like height. This is an entertainment site, but even I would say if somebody is becoming too focused and obsessive about height, maybe it's better to stop yourself visiting any sort of sites about height? Use blockers in browsers to help prevent yourself visiting.
I think there are more qualified people than myself though that may help with issues like acceptance and confidence, and trying to overcome the obsessiveness of certain topics like height.
Whilst I might guess how tall people are for this site, I am in no way judging them based upon it. I accept humans come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
said on 26/Mar/19
Rob is a 24 cm growth normal in 3 years? I went from 153 cm to 177 cm in roughly three years. However, I've only grown around 5 cm in a year.
That's a fairly decent amount in 3 years, but from 10-16, many kids have a good amount of gains.
said on 22/Mar/19
hey rob, can you resolve this to me:
1-lack of water in the body affects the intervertebral discs?
2- my absolut lowest is 190.3, i never drops under it(12 hours after wake up), can i claim 191 cm? Thanks in advance.
Yes, if we become dehydrated, then the body needs water from soft tissues...the effect of bad dehydration might mean a few mm's further loss of height than normal loss.
said on 18/Mar/19
Rob how do tall do you think someone is if my head come at the tip of his nose and has 0.4 inch more footwear. I'm172cm
He could be near 6ft 2 range, maybe 189 if you have the 0.4 inch more footwear or nearer 187 if he has more.
said on 11/Mar/19
Hi Rob, when I wake up and measure myself, I am 1.81 m or 1.82 m. I know that this is not as accurate. The last time I was at an appointment at the doctor at around 10:30 I was measured at 1.80 m. I generally say that I am 1.80 m. Do you think this is reasonable? What do you think is my out of bed height and the height I could claim or is it even the same? I read on the Internet that the real height is the out of bed height. What do you think about this?
I would just claim the 180cm.
Although height first thing in the morning is a valid measurement, a lot of people never get measured out of bed.
If everyone agreed to go with out of bed, then that would be simpler!
said on 1/Mar/19
Hi Rob, how tall do you think is the second guy from the left?
Not a tall guy, but in 5ft 11 range for a model is possible.
said on 26/Feb/19
Rob how tall do you think the current members of the band Breaking Benjamin are? The band is from left to right: Keith Allen, Aaron Bruch, Benjamin Burnley (the lead singer), Jasen Rauch and Shaun Foist.
The lead singer claims to be 6'4" but I think he's more like 6'2" or a bit under judging by the fact that he looks shorter than Conan O'Brien at 4:02.
6ft 3 might be possible for Ben
said on 20/Feb/19
Rob just a non-height related question, do you use kg or lbs when you measure your weight?
On scales I have kept them to pounds, Jenny liked that too.
said on 20/Feb/19
Hey, Rob, I really appreciate your job in celebheights. I really like a Russian band and I want to know the vocalist height. I believe in something between 5.9ft and 5.10ft. What do you think? Click Here
Your estimate seems reasonable, I think he looks more average range than tall.
said on 19/Feb/19
Rob if someone is a solid 176.5cm, is it reasonable if that person wants to claim 5ft10?
Many would just round up...rather than say about 5ft 9.5
said on 12/Feb/19
Rob, I am 170cm (the shorter one). How tall do you think my friend is?
At that moment I wouldn't have guessed he was under 178, if the road was flat.
said on 10/Feb/19
Rob, after a day of very low activity, for example in cases of sickness, how much height loss can i still expect at the end of the day?
Sickness, which included a bit of dehydration might effect your ability to stand well for measuring, and possibly with the dehydration effect knock you down to an absolute low of 2-3mm less than usual.
I mean, when I'm ill the last thing you want is to measure. Plenty of rest, vitamins, water.
said on 8/Feb/19
Rob, have you ever been recognized on the streets or by a celebrity?
A few times over the years, but not that often really.
said on 29/Jan/19
rob,my height is 183cm..is that perfect height for men?
Well it's a height that is desirable by many who are shorter. In life, if you are 183cm you won't really have much height worries. If you are 163cm and a male, life is more challenging in terms of how society treats the shorter men.
For me, I will try to treat the 163 and 183 men the same - it's not what they measure that's important to me, it's what they do and say.
said on 7/Jan/19
First of all, I want to let you know that I am a fan of your web-site (Click Here
) which I visit on a regular basis due to the fact that you bring relevant evidence on everything you post !
Secondly, making the long story short --- I am 184 cm barefoot --- with a morning height of 185,5 cm and a night height of 184 cm - (my lowest night height was ~183,5 cm - that after a long hard day).
My family doctor measured me on the stadiometer at 184,3 cm barefoot (in the afternoon, around ~15:00) but he rounded me down to 184 cm barefoot for the medical report and even on a different ocassion, when I renewed my passport, I was measured a little over 184 cm barefoot (in the evening, around ~18:00) and got rounded down to 184 cm barefoot as well.
To be honest, everytime someone asks about my height I always tell my lowest - that I am 184 cm barefoot - and the funny thing is that people tend to estimate me taller then that - I believe many lie about their own height and inflate it by a few centimeters, so they lost the perception of true height.
And thirdly, I have a few questions for you:
1.) how much is my height - 184 cm - in the imperial system ?
2.) can I be considered to be within the tall range at 184 cm barefoot ?
3.) what do you think about claiming your lowest height, as I do ? is it closer to reality ?
P.S.: thanks in advance and keep up the good work, Rob !
Considering a fair proportion round up or outright lie, when they meet an honest man, sometimes they are taken aback.
At 184 you are a 6ft 1/2 inch man.
We all have a height range from first thing in the morning to an evening low, which at times might even drop a few mm lower depending on our hydration levels, and physical exertion during the day.
If you claim your low, it will mean you would be comfortable knowing that if you got measured, you wouldn't really fall under it.
said on 4/Jan/19
Rob I realised that if u spent most of the day in home just walking and laying down most of the times u might shrink just 1-1.3cm is that reasonable?
I think with less pressure on the spine it takes longer to get to a low mark. That's why in many videos I took at my house, I've not yet shrank to my low.
said on 19/Jul/18
Hey rob what range at the end of day would someone who measures 189cm be
190 to 191 range is very likely.
said on 19/Jul/18
Hey rob, if I am 180.7 cm 2 hours after waking, what is my height at night? Also what would be a good height to claim?
Claiming 180 isn't unreasonable.
said on 19/Jul/18
Rob is a woman who's about 5ft10 considered tall in all countries of the world?
Very tall in most countries, extremely tall in many too.
said on 17/Jul/18
Hey rob. I am asking this to clarify for everyone else and to clear this up myself. What does it mean if someone is listed in the half inch increment. You list people at 5'8 1/2" or 174cm and some of them look the same height as you or shorter. It's happened multiple times. The 174cm listed people don't look it at all. They barely look your height at the most. And I noticed 5'8 3/4" listed people look similar to you I can't tell a difference. When you did your video on measuring big Gemma she looked identical to you. Why do the 5'8 1/2" listed people look your height at the most.
When you get down to 1/4 to 1/3rd inch range, sometimes there isn't much to see in photos. I think half inch can become more noticeable in photos. But look at amanda tapping, she is (in quite close footwear) noticeably taller and is really 5ft 8.75 range in person.
said on 14/Jul/18
Rob, what do you think these shoes add in height (centimeters) ? Click Here
It doesn't seem much...
The insole might be higher than it looks...some elevator sneakers are made that way - the sole looks 1/2 to 3/4 inch range, but the insole is another 3/4 within the sneaker.
said on 7/Jul/18
Hey rob I have done a series of measurements against a wall. I've done it multiple days after being on my feet all day. So end of day I'm 186-186.5. What would you call this. A big strong 6'1". 6'1 and a quarter or is this a 6'1 3/8" listing on celeb heights.
Probably 6ft 1.25 ranger
said on 5/Jul/18
Rob. Is it possible some places are way off. When I was 5'6" ish I was told I was 5'5" when I was taller than my mom who was in the 5'5" range. When I was in the 6'0 1/2" range and measure that at lunch time and end of day, been measured it two different places. At this same place I was told I was 5'11 3/4" so 182-182.5 range compared to getting around 184 range. You're a solid 5'8", what have you received for measurements. Have you bern measured under 5'8" in some places. Some places might have you in at 171cm or 172cm.
from my own limited experience of doctor/hostpital, my measurements were the height I expected, 173cm, but some situations or stadiometers (or the people) might result in a different measurement.
said on 4/Jul/18
Rob, why is it that when I went to the doctor, around 4 hours after waking I measured at 5'10 3/4" but when I measured my height at home using the method you showed laying down with my feet against a flat surface I consistently measure 5'11" or a little bit above after 4 hours awake. could the doctor's stadiometer be wrong, or am I wrong? It was a wall-mounted stadiometer, not like the one that you have. Thank you.
You should measure standing up. I think there is room for some small errors with stadiometers, but roughly 5ft 11 sounds like your height.
Reverie said on 26/Jun/18
Rob can you do the height of French DJ Petit Biscuit? he looks short but in his latest video he looks as tall as Bipolar Sunshine who listed at 183cm, thank you Rob.
said on 25/Jun/18
Rob, when you say someone is a big strong say 6'1" what cm range are they, 185.5 (Probably not) 186-186.5
6'1 1/8- 3/8" you said for me I am 186.5 or at most 187cm so I am checking to see if I am considered a big strong 6'1" at a low
186cm I'd go with for that. 187 is really getting comfortably over 6ft 1
said on 18/Jun/18
Hey rob, what range would you pin me at. As I have stated before I measured at a low 186cm 6'1 1/4". I have got 1/2" a few times and 3/4". Well. I wear logger boots that are 2 1/2". So when I had 1 1/2 inch footwear advantage posing with 2 5'9" guys they came up to my lips. I posed with a 6' guy in my boots and looked 3" taller, he was an inch above eyebrows. I have stood next to multiple 6'1" guys, 3 to be exact. I was told I was roughly half an inch 3/4" taller than one of them, in flat shoes by the way. I edge them all out I am noticeably taller. One of them looks straight at my nose when we both wear flats. A 5'9 1/2" guy says he looks at my lips in regular shoes. A 5'10" range guy comes up to my eyebrows and he had a slight footwear advantage about 1cm. If it's a connivence I'll give a cm list
6ft 1.5 might be a height that you could tell people so C range is possible, B at most.
said on 16/Jun/18
- Rob how much is height patterns influenced from siblings and parents? For instance if my brother and father had a trait in which they both grew 2-3 inches from the 17-18 period is it likely to replicate with me and potential family members down the line? Or is it completely random?
- Also how much taller is the average man over his mother?
The only effect is the genes from 2 parents, and whatever combination that gives. Randomness also comes in which creates large variations at times such as brothers being 6 inches apart.
Oliver said on 16/Jun/18
@Mimi,I live in Myanmar. I am 5ft 7(170 cm) but I never felt short here. Girls who are taller than me are quite rare. But I sometimes see women who are 5ft 8-10 but they are a very small percentage of the total population.
In my university,the tallest guy is about 6'2,and girl,5'9.
said on 11/Jun/18
Rob how tall would Two guys be where ones hairline is 179cm and the others is 182cm assuming they have average sized heads? Thanks Rob!
On average you'd expect about 186 and 183cm range...but hairlines can vary from 3 to 5cm...with extreme of 6cm in some cases and receding hairlines like 1-2cm
Mimi said on 9/Jun/18
Where exactly in Southeast Asia are you from? I live in the Philippines where women are 4ft11-5ft on the average. City girls are usually 5ft2 on average and me at 172cm or about 5ft8 is considered a very tall girl
said on 7/Jun/18
Rob how tall would a guy be that wears pants that are 32 in length? Thanks Rob!
You'd expect 5ft 10-6ft range
said on 1/Jun/18
Hi Rob,I have a serious question that I really need answer to, recently I went to measure myself on a digital weight-height machine and I've got 175 cm,75 kg and I was shocked since I measured myself countless times using a ruler carefully on a wall and always get 181-181,5 cm.
Same thing happened to my brother when he was about to join the army,he got the same height (also using a digital scale),back then didn't bother me because I thought it was broken or something.
So what do you think happened? Which shall I trust?...thanks in advance.
I would always say if you have bought a tape measure and get a certain height at different points on a wall, to go with your own tape measure. If the measurements on your wall vary more than 1/4 inch, it's still not a big issue, I'd then average the two figures.
said on 27/May/18
I live in Sotheast Asia and in my country,the overall average height is 5ft 5-6 range for men and 5ft-5ft 1 for women. In the rural areas, it's about 5ft 4 for men and under 5ft for women.-
What height do you think should be considered 'tall' in my country, for men and women?
5ft 10 is tall and 5ft 4 for women.
said on 24/May/18
@Rob The average head length for a 6 footer would be a bit over 9inches right?
Yes, closer to 9.25 inches than 9 flat.
said on 23/May/18
big rob, i am out of bed 178.5cm, and before bed 177cm. what height should I claim? also is it likely i'll grow anymore? i am 20, since 19 i have grown 0.5cm.
Saying 177 I think is reasonable. If you gained another cm, I'd say that is better than most would.
said on 18/May/18
Would you say standing about a foot away from a mirror with a tape measure is a reasonably accurate way for one to know their height range? I tried this ( in footwear) and I was above 185 cm but not quite 186 cm. The eye-level etc logically matched up as well, however I don't think you can be more accurate (within the 1/4 inch) with the method. What are your thoughts if you don't mind?
It is possible for a slight undermeasurement, even holding it to the side of one of your eyes and trying to judge your hair against the tape.
said on 15/May/18
Hey rob what should I go by for my claim and what would you list me as. I'm 18 and measure just under 6'3" out of bed. End of day I seem to comfortably measure around 6'1 1/2" 186.5-187cm home measurement. I've gotten 6'1 1/2" multiple times for a dr measurement end of day, as high as 187.5cm 6'1 3/4". I've managed that once at the dr. I've gotten as low as 6'1 1/4" 186cm but this is at a school nurse and when I was 6'0" even measured 5'11 3/4" on her scale. On my stadiometer which is just like yours I have no problem measuring around 6'1 1/2". If I vigorously do it a little under. I either get 1/4" or 1/2". I round down tell people I'm 6'1" but what cm and fraction range do you see me at.
You'd be entitled to go with 187cm if somebody asks.
I think 6ft 1 is going to be very modest for your range.
said on 10/May/18
Rob how tall would a man be whose shoulders are 151.5 cm? Thanks Rob!
I really couldn't tell you!
said on 9/May/18
Hi Rob. How accurate are stadiometers? I consistently have been measured at 183cm midday, mid afternoon with tape measures but I went to the docotors once last year with bronchitis and they took my height and weight. I had a full shift of work that day (on my feet all day) and the stadio measured me at 180cm.
Stand-alone should be reasonable...ones attached to the wall? More room for error...
Flimsy devices also could be error-prone and give fraction differences.
said on 8/May/18
Rob is it possible for a man to have a 169cm eyelevel and measure 177 cm? Thanks Rob!
Yes, some men might have very high eyelevels...also, there are unfortunately skull deformities or abnormalities which could create very high or low eyelevels.
said on 1/May/18
Apologies for some of the continuous questions. I try always to search through the forum first before asking yourself. I would to clarify a issue regarding shoe heights. Rob, you claim 5'8 1/8, does this mean when wearing a typical inch dress shoe, you would measure 5'9 1/8? or in actuality it's not quite the inch.
Pretty much a solid 5ft 9 in a typical 1 inch shoe.
I'm always trying to speak of the actual height footwear gives.
said on 30/Apr/18
Rob I have measured myself at 183cm with a stadiometer, a can against the wall and also with a book against the wall and get 182.9-183.0 cm all the time. The strange thing is my shoulder height is 149-150cm and my eyelevel is 168 cm. Is this normal? Thanks Rob!
If your eyelevel was 168 I would have said you might be tilting your head down, because otherwise it would be in the 99.999 percentile range.
said on 29/Apr/18Click Here
Rob,if the shorter one is 5ft 7,then how tall would be the taller one?
Can seem a bit more than 5ft 10
said on 27/Apr/18
Can you judge my height based on some photos? I'm just curious as to what you think my height is. Great website you got here. Really good estimations, that I myself tend to agree on, and I happy to know that you're a British guy and list footballer heights. Definitely look forward to those ones.
There's a big variation in how somebody can appear in photos. It's much easier comparing somebody against another of known height than on their own.
said on 26/Apr/18
I've noticed you are not particularly fussed with height claims (as long as one measures that height) however it seem your preference is claiming your low height (5'8 1/2) however do you think a lunchtime measurement is a more suitable when analyzing height, as national averages seem to be based on roughly a noon measurement.
I've said that a lot on here, that giving your height at around lunch fits in as a good figure, based on the average time heights will be taken at for national surveys.
said on 26/Apr/18
Rob can you tell me your estimate of this guy's height? He claims 6ft3 but with Kobe Bryant who's just under 6ft5 he looks a lot shorter, granted he may have a more lax posture but still.
Thanks a lot.
Looks more 6ft than 6ft 3
said on 26/Apr/18
Rob how tall would a 183cm mans shoulders be? Thanks Rob!
A 5ft lady might come up to the shoulders of a six footer.
said on 25/Apr/18
Hello rob, I just wanna know an important thing which i thought you would have discussed but you didn't. IF someone stands with weight on right leg while keeping the heel of left leg slightly lifted, and he/she measures to be 1 inch more than when he/she is on both legs, similarly, if he/she is on only shorter (left leg), he//she measures even shorter than both legs together, so can the actually look like someone with higher height???? Can he claim his higher leg height as his real height
For any measurement, both feet need to be flat. Most people could shift weight onto one leg and gain a cm by rising up.
said on 24/Apr/18
Rob I have a younger brother that turns 20 in june.he pretty much never had a growth spurt. He was 170cm when 13, 173cm when 14, 175cm when 15, 176cm when 16, 177cm when 17 and is still 177 cm tall. Our parents are quite tall. Mom is 173cm and dåd is 183cm. The thing is he seems to have grown. I am 183cm tall and when we stand side by side I feel that I am maybe 1-2 cm taller. I asked our parents to tall and they also say that I am Only 1-2 cm taller. He was going to re New his passport today and got measured at Only 177cm. I went yesterday just to see how tall I was and got exactly 183 cm. So I assumed be must be 181-182cm Range. But he is Only 177cm. I feel that we are almost identical when we stand next to each other. But I am actually 6 cm taller than him. It is strange. Also we both Always stand tall and Walk tall. How is this possible Rob?
6cm is a fair difference to notice...he would be looking just under your nose if he is that much shorter than you.
said on 21/Apr/18
How tall was a average american in the 60's to 70's era ?
In some countries the average might have been 2-3 inches smaller, but in some only about 1-1.25 inches different.
said on 17/Apr/18
Rob how would a 4ft11 appear beside an almost 5ft10? Just under the chin?
At least an inch...and likely 1.5-2 inches.
said on 12/Apr/18
Rob how tall is a man that has a 175 cm eye level? Thanks Rob!
You'd expect them to be around 187cm range.
said on 10/Apr/18
Rob, at 182.5 cm at my low would you say it's best to just say I'm 6ft as a claim rather than "almost 6ft"? I believe it's also reasonable to say I am 183 cm if asked in metric units?
Being only a few mm's shy of the 6ft mark, I think it is fair to go with 6 foot!
Nik said on 9/Apr/18
Good job! You have been moderating all day and we appreciate it a lot!
said on 9/Apr/18
Rob what should a person claim that measures exactly 181.93 cm at their low? What should they claim in both metric and imperial Units? Thanks Rob!
182cm and almost 6ft might cover it...
To be honest, saying almost 6ft and actually measuring 182cm...95% of people will actually be surprised you don't round up to 6ft as you will look like one to them!
said on 6/Apr/18
As you have been guessing celeb heights for many years now. How confident are you regarding the accuracy of your height estimates when you meet someone. Maybe within 1/2 inch?
It helps if you see the actor beside other people whose height you already know - I've found that should get me within half inch or so...but somebody on their own, you might find a bigger margin of error could occur, especially the further away in height they are from your own.
I suppose one thing I've tried to do is recognise various types of heights and how they appear from my own eyes, like what a true six foot or six foot three person looks like. Having measured numerous people over the years, that is also part of trying to guess.
F97 said on 5/Apr/18
Rob my Uncle is 182cm and his hairline is 177cm is it normal? Thanks Rob
said on 5/Apr/18
What's the maximum height one can shrink over a day?
Giants might shrink 2 inches.
said on 4/Apr/18
Rob how would a 177cm person appear next to 180cm person? A 183cm person? (same
The 177cm person's hair might be around the hairline of the 180cm person and between the eyebrows and hairline of the 183cm person.
said on 3/Apr/18
Rob how tall is a man that has a 175 cm hairline?
On average I'd expect them to be at least 178cm possibly 179-180 even!
Mimi said on 2/Apr/18
Rob how would a 177cm person appear next to a 180cm person in similar shoes?
said on 15/Mar/18
Rob, is it possible/normal to be 5 ft 7 at 14-15 and stop growing at this mark for a male with normal diet and exercising ?
Sometimes our genetics simply mean we go stop earlier. Predicting height isn't an exact science, I think there's only a rough idea of a range a person may end up.
said on 9/Mar/18
Rob how tall do you think this Dr Mike dude is? He seems pretty tall I guess around 6ft3?
Yes, big Mike looks around that mark.
Freddy said on 8/Mar/18
Very good perfect.
We had the opportunity to discuss about 3 years ago here, and I had (I still) the stadiometer you had before (mine was Tanita brand). I sent a picture of me, measuring the night very late and it was 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm). It is rare, because most of the time, I'm still smaller. The other times where I measured myself, if I follow your method, I do everything right 1 inch more than you.
Exactly 5ft 10 ⅛ (178.1 cm) a minute after out of bed, and 5ft 9 ⅛ (175.6 cm) before bed (few times 5ft 9). But most of the time, at night, as soon as I sit up in a short time, I go back to 5ft 9 ⅛. I said that I take always the 2mm of the stadiometer. I claim 1.76 m in general. Before I had claim 1.78 m (which is written on my ID also.)
In fact, I'm 5ft 9 ⅛ (175.6 cm) as you do 5ft 8 ⅛ (173 cm).
To talk about our President Macron, he himself stated on radio 1.77 m. It's all nonsense. But for him have often compared to others, I can tell you that it is not less than 5ft 8 ¼ and can sometimes appear up to 5ft 8 ¾.
5ft 8 is a bit short for him. Although voters have to say. People like shrink others, but experience, I've met people much tall than I thought when I saw the photos. It's even funny.
They are all larger believed comparing to photos or television. Very rare that they are smaller than we imagined. And this isn't a matter of point of view, it is exactly as I say. I was even surprised several times by seeing my sector policies. All were bigger than I thought. When I say more, this is of the order of 2 cm or 2.5 cm, but that's already a lot. You'll also notice that a person of the same size as you (same eye level) you'll see bigger than you. I never knew why.
said on 8/Mar/18
Thank you Rob for your answer.
Funny coincidence, I just ordered one on Medisave.com.uk also. Actually the price is attractive, it’s true.
The only stadiometer is £44.95 (50.36€), unfortunately I have a shipping cost of £13.95 (15.63€) plus a tax of 20% to £11.78 (13.20€). It all comes down to £70.68 (79.19€). And this is perfect, because at SECA France, it was 138.00€ (£123.17).
I just hope, as I am in France, that they will not send me a model that only measures in cm. I prefer the cm/in.
I didn't register for the newsletter. That's what I'm doing.
They had to offer you a Medisave led pen torch / stylus / ballpoint 3-in 1. That's my case.
Thanks again for those details.
The model has both metric and imperial.
said on 7/Mar/18
Hi Rob I have measured myself at 183cm with a can and two different tapemeasures. I have a friend who is 191 cm. How would I look if I stood next to him? Thanks rob!
You should be looking right into his mouth area, and be above his eyebrows a bit.
said on 7/Mar/18
On which website did you buy your seca 213?
Because personally (I am French) I bought the same on SECA France, and I had to return it because there was a defect of the headrest that slipped, so impossible to check its measurement alone without a few mm get lost. It was the 213L version with integrated level, but finally I will stay on the classic version. Another clarification, as I am in France, the 213L that I had only displayed in cm and not in cm/in. It's unfortunate because both are perfect.
That's why I wanted to know what website you bought your 213 from. Thank you.
It was one called medisave.co.uk, not sure about shipping cost to France, would need to check with them, but they are reasonably priced. If you sign up to their newsletter they send a 5% off coupon.
said on 1/Mar/18
Rob, is 5"6 quite tall for a woman ?
In some countries it might be, but in America or many European countries, it's mostly above average, but not in the tall range.
said on 1/Mar/18
Thanks for replying so fast rob. The thing is that when I stand beside my mom her eyes are below my mouth. She is looking above my chin. I measured har 173.5 cm at about 3pm we had been awake since 7am. Then she measured me and got Only 177cm. Then I measured my dad and he managed to get 184.5 cm bursting the gut.But when I take pictures with him both of us can see that he is 1.5-2 cm taller than me. Not a Chance of a 6cm difference. And I look about 9-10 cm taller than my mom. I have a tapemeasure at work and I got up at 7.15 and measured myself about 5 min ago using a book and got 179 cm exactly. But when standing next to my mom my eyes are roughly at the top of her head. This is really confusing. I have 183cm on my passport because I was measured that at the Police bit by using a tapemeasure I Will measure 179 earlier in the day and 177 in the evening. What is nu true height Rob?
I would measure yourself and don't rely on your Mother ;)
Find a wall, get a big can and pencil and just do a couple of measurements to see what you get on your own.
said on 1/Mar/18
Rob I am experiencing something really weird. I have measured myself on several stadiometers. At the Police, university, the IRS, the Hospital and under every stadiometer I measured 183cm. But when I measure at home using a book and a tapemeasure at around 8-9 pm I Only get 177cm. I dont get it rob how can I get a 6cm difference?
Sounds bizarre, I'd look at the tape measure from the start up to 183 and see if there is a problem (or missing section, say a misprint or something occurred).
Or buy another tape and redo the measurement...if you still got 177 then I'd say the home measurement with another tape measure would be correct.
said on 20/Feb/18
Rob, have you ever measured yourself standing on one leg vs the other leg and see which leg you were taller standing on? I think that would be interesting to test.
Yes, you can gain maybe half inch or so.
said on 20/Feb/18
Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer, based in London. He was one of the favourite models of Lucien Freud. He was 183 cm, listed in his Australian passport: Click Here
said on 18/Feb/18
Rob I am having an argument with a friend. I say that ones height is when you stand at your absolute tallest.He disagrees and says when you are being measured you should stand relaxed and that is your true height. My dad for instance measures 181 cm relaxed and 184.5cm when bursting a gut. He claims 184cm. According to my friend my dads true height is 181 not 184cm. What is Ones true height rob. Is it when you just stand relaxed or is it when you stand at your absolute tallest ( bursting gut?) Thanks Rob!
Your height is how tall your body is from the ground to the top of your head without going on tip toes.
I can stand near 173cm comfortably without straining because my standing height is quite close to my measured height. But some men might only manage 171-172, yet when measured be able to hit 173 standing tall.
I go with a height standing tall. Most people stand tall when they are measured. I've yet to see somebody go on my stadiometer and not stand well...not one!
Atina said on 16/Feb/18
Please add the Polish singer of Las Vegas fame Violetta Villas, she was 164 cm tall with measurements of 38-25-34.
said on 15/Feb/18
Rob how would a 183cm man look next to a 186 cm man? Thanks Rob!
A solid inch, so the eyes of the 183 guy are going to be further than halfway down the nose of the taller guy.
said on 13/Feb/18
I curious about where your interest in height comes from? I have Asperger's and one of the things I am aware of is the slight obsession I have with scale. When my young son plays with toys that aren't to scale with each other - a car that's bigger than a plane for example - I need to bite by tongue and just except that the toys not being to scale is not important to him. I was wondering if you also have Asperger's or on the autistic spectrum due to your unusual interest in height.
My interest in height is really tied directly to this site, so in trying to make the site a good resource, my knowledge has increased over the years.
said on 12/Feb/18
Just to clarify Rob would measuring on carpet undermeasure by about a few mm's?
Depending on the thickness of pile. Putting a tape on the carpet can mean it's sitting slightly higher than your heels (which sink in more), so naturally you can undermeasure.
said on 9/Feb/18
Rob how would a 6'0" man look next to a 6'4" man? Thanks Rob!
Usually they'd be a bit above their eyelevel like 1/2 to 1 inch, but it can look more or less, depending on how high the camera is.
said on 5/Feb/18
He looked a little bit younger than 18 in that picture with your wife; how old is he now? Because I'm 22 in June; and I get told sometimes that I look 14-17 possibility of another cm?
Big Al was between 16-17 when he got the 6ft measurement.
said on 4/Feb/18
Rob what is the usual height difference if one person is looking at another person's lips?
That's usually close to a 3 inch difference. Sometimes less, sometimes a little more.
said on 4/Feb/18
Rob, you said down below big Al is 6 ft? Then why was he measured at this Click Here
btw how old is he?
Because at the time of that photo (July 2014) he was measured that day as 6ft. Then grew another inch to 6ft 1.
NJA said on 3/Feb/18
I love this site! Keep up the good work!
Sakz said on 3/Feb/18
Ok cheers Rob so by slight I'm guessing a few mm's maybe?
said on 1/Feb/18
Rob I'm sure you've answered this before but just to clarify does measuring on carpet under measure you? Is it better to measure on a hard surface like in the kitchen?
Yes, it can undermeasure you because your bodyweight means the heels sink into the carpet...then when you put a tape onto the carpet, it can't quite go as low as your heels can, hence a chance of a slight undermeasurement.
Dude 173 cm said on 27/Jan/18
Rob, my e-mail isn't save in the page and not can comment
said on 26/Jan/18
Rob have you read about that you can determine a person's adult height by knowing his/her height at 2 years old and multiply that by two (e.g. 2ft3 at 2 means he/she will be 5ft6)?
A friend of mine who's studying physical therapy told me that their professor old them about this theory.
There are some methods like that, and they are based on studies, but there is still variation as to final heights.
said on 25/Jan/18
Many thanks for your E-mail Rob, I heard a pinging noise just now and read the great news!
yes, I'm glad of that!
said on 24/Jan/18
Rob, what conventions have you got lined up for this year?
I'm definitely doing Film Con, but haven't really got anything lined up, although I'd love to have done a few early this year...simply can't afford it as I need to save for other things.
said on 22/Jan/18
also Derek jeter is 188cm i think what do you think Rob??
Wouldn't put him 6ft 3, but under it.
said on 22/Jan/18
hey Rob do you think rivaldo is 187cm??
Not really looked much at him.
Camille said on 21/Jan/18
Can you please add a page for Sharon Tate.
According to her sister, "Sharon was 5'6 tall. She wore a size 6 dress and her shoe size was 6 1/2."
said on 19/Jan/18
how often does the comments page update?
Every 1 or 2 days it gets refreshed although I kept meaning to change that to several times a day.
said on 16/Jan/18
Rob, were you the first person in your family to go to university? I know this isn't height related, so feel free to delete.
All the kids in our family went to University.
said on 15/Jan/18
So the taller person maybe is a 6fter?
They are likely very close to that mark.
said on 14/Jan/18
Rob if a person who is 5ft10 is looking at the nose of the another person, how tall is the taller person?
Assuming that both people have roughly the same eye-top of head measurement, then the difference is likely over 1.5 inch, and maybe just under 2 inch on average.
said on 14/Jan/18
Rob how would a 173cm woman look next to a 183cm man? Also my girlfriend is 173cm how big heels does she need to have in order to edge me out? I am 183 cm tall. Thanks Rob!
Here is an older photo of 'Big Al' who this day measured 6ft exactly, both Jenny/Al are in roughly same footwear, the girl on the right from the Height Challenge is 5ft 8 1/8th and was in socks here.
said on 14/Jan/18
Rob I'm liking your new website idea. Editor replies with a corresponding photo on the side makes it look really genuine and posh.
Hopefully not scare folk away 😊 I like people to know it's a real Editor replying on here, not an anonymous web editor.
said on 8/Jan/18
ok already read the answer in FAQ sorry, thanks, so i should measure myself after 5-6 hours, ok, them i guess im 170 cm if im total straight, but if i slouch im like 168 cm, so which one? thanks
[Editor Rob: it's a unique case because 4cm is a huge variation...personally 169cm or 170cm is ok.]
said on 8/Jan/18
Rob if my eyes are at Another persons nose how tall would the taller person be? Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: at the bottom of their nose, anywhere from 1.5-2 inch is likely.]
said on 6/Jan/18
Rob is There a big difference between a 182.5 cm man and a 184.5 cm man? How would they look if they stood next to each other? Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: as I've said before, about 2cm isn't much, but it can be noticed, the shorter person's eyes will be halfway down the nose of the taller (assuming roughly similar eyelevels)]
said on 5/Jan/18
Rob, I know you respond to many comments a day, do you enjoy it?
[Editor Rob: if there is variety of comments on different celebrities it's better than reading the same old repeated comments that occur on the big names...
But it can be draining reading every comment submitted...because obviously a proportion don't get approved.
Luckily I managed to block most spam automatically as there are certain things spammers use which are easy to detect and drop.]
said on 5/Jan/18
Thanks for being such a dedicated professional Rob. You give up a big part of your life for us and you always have time for each and every one of us!
[Editor Rob: I appreciate the contributions from the visitors too. Trying to create a large database of heights which are not simply plucked out of thin air, is an ongoing project.
At the moment the site is 13 years old, I hope I am able to continue for many years!]
said on 4/Jan/18
Rob, on average how many inches shorter is something if they’re head is up to the bottom or the top of your ear?
[Editor Rob: maybe close to 4 inches difference ]
said on 3/Jan/18
Rob, I’m 16 and I’m about 6 ft. I’m definitely still growing but I don’t think i will have another growth SPURT. Im assuming to grow an inch or two which would put me in the 6’1”-6’2” range which is a very tall and desirable height imo. Also if my chin is above a person’s head how tall would they be?
[Editor Rob: if the shorter person's head was right around your chin, at the moment they are likely to be around 5ft 2ish, maybe a bit more...but if under your chin, could well be 5ft to 5ft 1 range.]
said on 3/Jan/18
Rob I just saw your new video with that new stadiometer. You measured yourself at 5ft8.25 at 2pm so you must be that height.
[Editor Rob: 6-7 hours of bed I will get around that mark.]
said on 3/Jan/18
i find celebheights as fun and for intelligence and i think its cool because its about numbers and stuff i am obsessed with height and i kinda enjoy it. by the way rob is 6'0 1.84m
[Editor Rob: 6ft is just under 183cm, 184cm is closer to 6ft and half inch.]
said on 2/Jan/18
Rob I have just measured myself at 183 exactly. I bought a pair of boots that give 3.5 cm and I added height insoles
Then the boots gave me 5.5cm.i wonder if I wore these could I possibly edge out a 185 cm man? Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: well you are going to look at least similar range to him...a chance of edging him out depending on what he is wearing on his feet.]
said on 29/Dec/17
Rob is There a big difference between a 183 cm man and a 187cm man? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: 4cm should be quite noticeable...when it gets down to 1cm, that's not that much, 2cm becomes more noticeable, 4cm is like 1.5 inches...the smaller person will be looking nearly at the bottom of the taller person's nose.]
said on 27/Dec/17
Rob, I wake up at 184.5cm and call to 182.5cm at the end of the day and I am 185cm in sneakers (at the end of the day, like 11pm). Is a 6ft claim rounding too much. I'm anxious when people ask me.
[Editor Rob: no, claiming 6ft is perfectly fine for your height range.]
said on 26/Dec/17
Hey rob, what height could I claim. I lose my morning height within a couple hours. I'm 17 1/2. Today I measure at 6'1 3/4". In August I was 6'1 1/2" and in July they told me 6'1" exactly. A couple weeks ago nurse had me at 6'1 1/4". The wall mounted ones have me in at the 1 1/2" range and my one at home which is like yours has me at 6'1 3/4" or so depending on how I face it. I feel taller than someone who's 6'1". I've had my stadiometer at 6'0" and told Iook a couple inches taller it can't be only an inch. I've told people I'm 6'1" and get told I've got to be taller I'm 6'2" at least. What range would you pin point me at what can I claim.
[Editor Rob: for the moment I'd say claim 6ft 1.5 as your height...then wait until 18-19 and do another measurement...you never know, you might top out at 6ft 2 flat.]
said on 26/Dec/17
Rob how would a 180 cm guy look like compared to a 183 cm guy? Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: 3cm is noticeable, the eyes of the 180cm man are going to be at least halfway down the nose of the 183 man.]
said on 19/Dec/17
Rob if two guys were standing next to each other and Ones mouth is at the other guys eyes how tall would the taller guy be if the shorter guy is 175 cm? Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: they could be very close to 183]
said on 19/Dec/17
Rob do you think taller people become quite intimidating because when I meet people taller than me I feel intimidated, like guys 3-5" or more.
[Editor Rob: for me, I don't really feel that way, though I definitely remember as a teen being more intimidated by people who used certain foul language and had shaven heads, rather than being tall! ]
said on 18/Dec/17
Hi Rob, this is maybe a personal question but what did you do before running celebheights ? Do you have an another activity in relation with the topic of height beside your website ?
[Editor Rob: from 2001-2 I have been building websites. CelebHeights was like the 20th or so site I tried. Many of them had good earnings before slowing down, but only over last 6-7 years have I solely focussed on Celebheights...it's now (for several years) the only one I work on.
In the past I had many sites, but because celebheights takes many hours a day, I didn't have time to manage other sites.]
said on 18/Dec/17
Hey Rob, how much do Adidas Gazelles add to height?
[Editor Rob: bit under an inch]
said on 9/Dec/17
Hello Rob, I just want to ask where would the top of my head appear with with a 6ft1 person(e.g. Karlie Kloss)?
I'm 172cm btw. Thanks and more power.
[Editor Rob: depends on how low/high the camera is, but your hair will probably be just below her eyes, and even in some photos with a 6ft 1-1.5 women, a 172cm person could look at the end of the nose!]
said on 9/Dec/17
Rob if you have the means could you have an archives of old posts(I would have loved to see some of the posts on the Andre page from like 10 years ago)I have no idea what it would cost but maybe you could do an archive page of the top 50 most popular people in it as long as the Andre the giant page is included,he is probably in the top 50 anyway.I think a lot of people would enjoy this,what do you think Rob is it feasible even.I have been posting here on and off since early 2006 and did at one point print and save old posts and I enjoyed checking to see how opinions changed and they sure did.I called out Veges because when he first started posting here he said he didn`t know if Andre was 6'9.75 or 7'1" but when I told him this months later he denied ever saying it,so it would be nice to have an archive just to prove what people said at one point in time.
[Editor Rob: the problem is I had deleted a lot of posts and trying to recover caused more problems, I eventually got back a portion.
I haven't dismissed the idea, but I'm not sure when I will get the time to do it properly, without it messing with search engine rankings.]
said on 8/Dec/17
Hi, i'm Tianchi and i'm 14 years old. I think i'm tall enough as a girl and i want to maintain it like that only so, how can i keep my height as it is. And i'm the tallest one in our school.
[Editor Rob: at 14, some girls will slow down growth and maybe not gain that much more. Sometimes it you look older than 14, that is a good indication you might be physically a bit more advanced and not grow much more.]
said on 8/Dec/17
Hi Rob. I'm not sure of my height exactly out of bed but I have measured 184cm an hour after waking up and have had multiple measurements from around 1pm to later in the afternoon and was still holding on to 183-182.8 range. Does that make me a weak 6 footer? I always think I look shorter than I actually am in photos which irks me a little haha
[Editor Rob: sounds like you are a solid 6 foot.]
Mike said on 7/Dec/17
Hi Rob, I'm Michael a your very fan from Italy !
said on 27/Nov/17
Hi Rob, in the morning I meassure 183cm exactly. Most of the day I'm 182cm and sometimes i drop to 181cm at night. Would you call me a weak 6 footer or a strong 5ft11? Besides that, I have a friend who claims 6ft4, where would the top of my head be compared to his head? Really enjoy your site Big Rob!
[Editor Rob: a strong 5ft 11er I'd say, the top of your head may be roughly around his eyelevel.]
said on 17/Nov/17
Thanks for being a dedicated professional in your job and also being very helpful too!
[Editor Rob: well thanks, it is an enjoyable site to operate, though does take a lot of work to keep the site ticking over. I really do work nearly every day, although some days will take a long break.]
said on 16/Nov/17
Hi I am 166 cm and 18 years of age. Mom is like 155 cm and dad about 169 cm. I am eating healthy sleeping stretching. What can I do? What are the odds of getting to 170 cm? Its all I want. If you can give me a guideline to boost my chance please do because Id be so happy
[Editor Rob: if you are physically behind the curve (like you seem 16 years old to people) then maybe there is a chance.
All you can do is keep eating well, exercise/stretch and not measure height for a year.]
said on 9/Nov/17
Rob,how tall is the tallest woman among your relatives/friends? I'm just curious. I haven't seen many tall women throughout my life. Most I've seen are rather very short ones.
[Editor Rob: tallest friend who is a lady is about 5ft 11.]
Nik said on 4/Nov/17
Anon said on 2/Nov/17
Would you consider a page for Matt Passmore? I suspect he is not the 6'2'' as claimed.
Kim said on 1/Nov/17
Hey, Editor Rob! Could you please add a profile of Malu Trevejo? I’d like to know your opinion about her height.
said on 29/Oct/17
Rob, I have seen you mention Glenn being 5 ft 6 1/4 recently on the Kit Harrington page. When Glenn had his own page here you listed him 5 ft 7 and measured him 5 ft 6.5 before you wiped out loads of old pages any explanation for the discrepancy in descriptions of his height? Was he on his tiptoes when you measured him or something
[Editor Rob: he wasn't measured at his lowest height as he said the time he woke up the first time, so I estimate he drops another 1/4 inch and wakes up near 5ft 7.]
said on 26/Oct/17
Rob how would a 6 feet tall guy look compared to a 5'10" guy?
[Editor Rob: usually you would see the eyes of the 5ft 10 guy at the end range of the 6ft person's nose ]
said on 25/Oct/17
Rob can you please add turkish celebreties like neslihan Atagül or fahriye evcan ? This would be so nice
[Editor Rob: unfortunately certain big names in countries like Turkey, or Spain etc...I just don't have as much knowledge of these countries big celebrities sadly :(]
said on 19/Oct/17
Rob if someone measures 182.5 can they claim 6 foot?
[Editor Rob: it's close enough that many will think of you as 6ft.]
said on 19/Oct/17
Rob I think I have finished growing I got a spurt 2 months ago and I am 20 years old. I Usually wake up at 185.2-3 cm and after a long day at about 6-7 pm I usually wake up at 7.30 am I am 183.1 cm at 6 pm. What height is my height? What height should I claim? 183.1 cm is the lowest I have measured myself.
[Editor Rob: I'd stick with 183 myself if I woke at 185.]
Colberto said on 15/Oct/17
Hey rob, say someone is measured at 185.5-186cm
Would you call them a BIG 6'1", solid 6'1", comfortably 6'1".
Would they get the full 6'1 1/4" listing if 185.5 is a low for them.
said on 14/Oct/17
Please Rob just tell me you mentioned barefoot height or with shoes
[Editor Rob: human height doesn't include footwear, so we should always be stating our height as if barefoot.
If anybody gives a height in shoes, they are best saying '5ft 11 in shoes' so others will know.]
said on 14/Oct/17
Rob if you were to guess, how tall is this lady in the blue sweater? The guy on the right (tallest in the photo) is a Filipino basketball player measured at 6ft3 with shoes.
Thanks and more power😺
[Editor Rob: maybe 5ft 9ish, although she claims 5ft 10...but women do lie upwards, I've seen quite a lot inflate their claims!]
said on 11/Oct/17
Rob, do you think ever the heights on this site will trump googles lazy, copy and paste listings? I don't understand why they don't use the listings from this site when so much effort goes in to being as scientific as possible with listings
[Editor Rob: I don't think they care that much about accuracy in terms of trivia like height...it's more to keep people on their properties and as a last resort send them to other sites for the answer.
This site cares a bit more about trying to provide reasonable estimates.
said on 9/Oct/17
How many spotlight directories do you estimate there are? I think the British Library will definitely have some but I guess you aren't going there any time soon. Yh they do have some archived Click Here
[Editor Rob: well they published them from the 1930's up till now, although they are stopping them.
So they were every year, but it won't change much from year to year. Getting a set for every decade would be useful, although expensive to buy them all.
One thing I noticed is some actors don't have any height listed ever, some have a height at one point, but in future editions it's removed! Maybe they realised they didn't need to give a height, they were 'big enough' to not need one, or something like that.
Some actors keep the same height through their career, others change, sometimes they go up, other times down maybe after realising it's better being honest.]
said on 9/Oct/17
Just curious as to which height would you claim if you were in my shoes. I wake up 193.3cm and go to bed 191.5cm after a 12+ hour day. I usually tell people I'm 192-193cm or 6'3-6'4 whenever I'm asked of my height. Would this be fair or would you stick with 6'3?
[Editor Rob: 192cm is fine, 'just over 6ft 3']
said on 8/Oct/17
Rob, will there be Russian celebrities on the site?
[Editor Rob: I don't have as much knowledge about Russian celebrities unfortunately, I know more about US/UK.]
said on 7/Oct/17
Rob, where do you find old spotlight casting directory catalogs? Charity Shops? Has anyone scanned them online or anything like that
[Editor Rob: in the past I used the Mitchell Library in Glasgow just to look at them, but bought a few from online second-hand book sellers, especially some on Amazon I found.]
said on 6/Oct/17
Rob, have my you seen any of my comments? I know sometimes you delete some which are off topic I just want to know if you could still see them.
[Editor Rob: yes I have seen a few on 6th-7th]
said on 24/Sep/17
Rob, if you could give a breakdown of what occupies your time running the site? So comments what percentage then fixing bugs on the site etc
It changes from day to day when running a large site.
Ongoing technical maintenance - the code, the server. There have been days I have spent 8 hours and days I've done nothing with code/html/css etc. It probably averages out at 2-3 hours a day.
Comments - reading, replying. I try to read everything, but can't reply to everything. There are comments that are off-topic which people don't see - those don't add anything but I have to read them. Dealing with comments might be roughly 3 hours total through the day.
Updates, edits to improve pages and researching heights might take 3-5 hours a day.]
Height Sky said on 20/Sep/17
Rob, this is my nickname
said on 18/Sep/17
Rob so you're still 173cm/solid 5ft8 because I noticed that just 5ft8 is only 172.7cm
[Editor Rob: yes I'm more 173cm, usually about that mark at my lowest.]
said on 18/Sep/17
Rob, I don't know if it irritates you or not but a fair few of your pages redirect to the 404 message. Would you like me to point them out when I see them or not?
[Editor Rob: If there's anything obvious like a major page, just submit a comment thanks.
A lot of the w/ old weight pages are permanently gone and so are some 'duplicate/misspelled' type pages.
said on 17/Sep/17
Rob why do say in picture with celebrities you are only 5ft8? I honestly think you are taller than that and at least be 5ft8.25 close to 5ft8.5
[Editor Rob: I drop to 5ft 8 1/8th and I doubt anybody can tell the difference between a whole inch and 7/8ths!
I know in many videos the stadiometer always added 1/8th extra so it makes me seem a bigger 5ft 8 than I actually am.]
said on 11/Sep/17
Rob I know it's your birthday month and I want to greet you a Happy Birthday 🎊🍰 but I don't know when exactly that is. 😹
[Editor Rob: pretend it's today, thanks!. Happy 41st Birthday to Rob!
I'm away to eat a big chocolate cake - since Jenny doesn't eat cakes of any sort, I feel I might have to eat the whole thing!]
said on 9/Sep/17
Rob, what are the odds of you reaching 2000 celebrity photos?
we never know what can happen in the future, but since I'm only intending to do a few events a year I think it would take another 15 years to hit that figure.]
said on 8/Sep/17
Rob, if you wanted to could you find every comment I have submitted over the last 2 years or at least ones that you approved? I think I must have the highest ratio of responses (from you) to amount of comments compared to every regular user of this site
[Editor Rob: I think probably 50% or so I gave a reply! ]
said on 2/Sep/17
Hi rob,i wake up at 182cm in the morning...I'm just a few mil above 180cm at night,what range would I be classed as??
[Editor Rob: a solid 5ft 11 fellow]
said on 27/Aug/17
Rob, do you think you could upload your archives of sneaker measurements from the deleted sneaker heights page to youtube or back on here?
[Editor Rob: I may in the future think about bringing the page back!]
said on 24/Aug/17
Hey rob i have a question if my morning height is 194.5cm what should my official height be or claim during the day?
[Editor Rob: sayin 193cm might be ok]
said on 23/Aug/17
Hey rob, if a woman who claims to be 5'6" comes up to the lips of a man who's 6 foot exactly. Is she truly 5'6" range, if not what range do you think she is?
[Editor Rob: unlikely she is 5ft 6, more likely 5ft 4-5 zone.]
said on 23/Aug/17
Wait, you don't have a Twitter? Because I remember talking to you a few times on their but it seems like you deleted your tweets: Click Here
[Editor Rob: it was barely used.]
said on 21/Aug/17
Hey Rob how do I type a link
[Editor Rob: if you are trying to include a link to an image
then please use bit.ly or goo.gl to shorten the link and then in your comment copy/paste the shortened url (and make sure there is a space before/after so it converts to 'click here' automatically).]
said on 21/Aug/17
Rob when do boys and girls generally stop growing? Some say 16 for girls and 21 for boys but I'm not sure if it's true.
[Editor Rob: 16-17 and about 18-19 is common 'final additions' in height, but generally I think the 16 and 18 marks cover the majority of teenagers final growth. The minority may well grow beyond that by 1-5 years.]
said on 15/Aug/17
Rob, I'm just curious but do you know where commenters are generally from? I mean if you are accepting and moderating comments, do you get to see where it originated from? i.e. can you tell where I'm from?
[Editor Rob: I could yes, but it's something I don't really check.]
said on 3/Aug/17
Hey rob, I did stretches and measured 6'1 1/2" at the drs with my back up against the wall and I tend to measure shorter facing away from the wall. On my own stadiometer which is like the one you have I measure an eighth of an inch more or less than 1 1/2" facing the thing. I measure the 1/4 range facing away from it. My out of bed height is 6'2 1/2". Does this make me an honest weak 6'2". What would you say if you measured this area 186 being a low. 186.5-187
[Editor Rob: more a 6ft 1.5 range at low...but since you can hit 6ft 2.5 out of bed, then saying 'about 6ft 2' isn't necessarily wrong!]
said on 29/Jul/17
Hey rob, I have a question. Are the wall mounted stadiometers like the one Michael Irvin was measured with the most accurate?
[Editor Rob: if the person installing it, also checks it with a tape measure, it could be within 1mm accuracy, but sometimes they might think 'oh 3mm off, it'll do' so no guarantee it is accurate...you are assuming the person installing it is doing their job though and prides themselves on accuracy :)]
Brandon said on 17/Jul/17
He seems 5'11 if we were to push I would say about 6'0-6'1 at least. Dude however does appear to have long arms though
said on 16/Jul/17
Hey rob, what is the most extreme case of someone shrinking you know of. I know of someone losing 3" or so going from 6'0" to 5'9" in his 80's.
[Editor Rob: with some spine conditions (in which the discs literally collapse) many inches are possibly lost.
Jenny's dad lost 4 inches at least before passing recently.
I have an old neighbour who also in her mid 80's lost 4 inches so far.]
said on 15/Jul/17
Hey rob, do you think height correlates with what kind of car someone drives. I notice 6 footers commonly drive trucks in my town. I drive a truck too and I'm 6'1". I know a guy who is 6'5" and drives an SUV.
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure, but for taller people, certainly having more room makes sense!]
said on 15/Jul/17
Hi Rob! I've been a fan of you and your website for the last few years. I am pretty obsessed with height and feel that gaining height will give me a sense of confidence and security. I'm turning 19 in a month and I'm pretty worried about my height, I'm 5'9" so I'm not short but gaining a few inches would be great. Do I still have hope? I haven't grown much since I was 14, does this mean my body is saving up for one last growth spurt? I would definitely appreciate a reply from you the same way I've appreciated what you have been doing. Thanks! :)
[Editor Rob: at 19 the plates may still not be fully closed, so if you took up an exercise/stretching routine for a year, at worse you are more fit/supple, and if you gained any last boost, treat it as a bonus.]
said on 9/Jul/17
Rob is true that astronauts can gain almost 2 inches while in space?
[Editor Rob: with no gravity, the discs are able to expand in thickness, so some can end up between 1 and 2 inches taller.
It will go down once back on earth, although at least one astronaut claimed she retained over an inch of the height she gained in space! Seems hard to believe, but why on earth would she lie? I mentioned this case in a Video I did
There is a same smaller principle people try to gain height, by spending 2 hours a day on inversion tables, decompressing spines. Some people might improve their morning measurements that way...]
Colberto said on 4/Jul/17
Hey rob what do you see for an average height when my generation gets older I am 17. The average male height at 17 is 5'9" and at 6'1" I am at the 90 percentile for adult males and 17. Would 5'11" today be equivalent to being 5'9" 30 years ago or so. How about 6'1" would that be the equivalent to being around 5'11 1/2" 30 years ago. Being 6' in the 60's meant you were a giant my grandfather was that tall back then. Now 6'0" isn't as tall but is definitely the start of someone being classified as tall.
said on 2/Jul/17
Hey rob, is it possible to stretch your spine out? I have been doing stretches by reaching as high as possible in the air and it got to the point when I could feel my spinal discs pull apart or something. No bull, I used to measure 6'1" 185.5 cm exactly at home but now 6'1 1/2" and I don't understand. Is this too good to be true? I am excited about this I thought I was done growing.
[Editor Rob: you might have improved disc health so that they retain more fluids during the day and don't compress.
Or, your spine wasn't in an optimal curve, so the exercises have improved them.
The guy on youtube called 'Skintight Flash' spent about 5 years doing 1 hour a day trying to grow, he gained about half inch in total for all that effort and it was simply improving his posture.]
said on 29/Jun/17
Rob what do you think is the tall range for men and women in the US?
[Editor Rob: for me, once you hit 5ft 7 and 6ft, I feel that could be classed as start of tall range.]
said on 28/Jun/17
Hey rob I would like to understand your listings better. What constitutes someone to be a said height exactly like just 6'0". What constitutes the 1/4" 1/2" and 3/4" increments. I don't understand how you can differentiate between someone who is 5'11 1/2" and 11 3/4". Most of the people on the 1/2" increment listing seem to be the lower height like a 5'11 1/2" listed person looks 5'11". Some people on the 3/4" increment look the previous height too.
[Editor Rob: estimates are ongoing.
I'm trying to use a lot of the actors I've met as barometers for comparing others.
If you have an actor who you think can look about 6ft, but other times he looks under like 5ft 11.5, maybe 11.75 is the best fit.]
said on 23/Jun/17
Hey rob what would you classify someone who is 185.5cm tall as in say the US and UK?
[Editor Rob: a tall man in both countries, not standout tall, but in many situations may well be tallest in the room or gathering.]
said on 18/Jun/17
Hey, rob how tall is turkish comedian beyazit ozturk? with michael winslow Click Here
[Editor Rob: a chance he could edge him out there.]
said on 17/Jun/17
@ Editor Rod: Thank you for answering that. Your opinion is valued. That is what I measured at my annual doctor's office visit. I know that is a hair under the five eleven mark. What would you call that, five ten and a half or five ten and three quarters?
[Editor Rob: some folk simply go with about/almost 5ft 11, really I'd go with whatever you feel comfortable saying.]
said on 16/Jun/17
What do you classify someone who measures 179.6 cm, exactly?
[Editor Rob: in countries like US or UK, it is pretty much a solid upper average, though more solid average if we are looking at just 18-30 age range.]
said on 14/Jun/17
Hey rob, this is killing me. How tall do you think my friend is he claims 6'3" but barely looks same height as 6'1" me. Which one of us has the edge in this picture. I am wearing 1" sandals and he has thick sneakers 1 3/8" or so
[Editor Rob: he could have a bit looser posture, and may still measure taller - why not ask him to check your height, then help him check his - it's not a competition, just useful to know true height and sometimes having a friend measure is a good thing!]
said on 9/Jun/17
Hey rob, I would like to know what range I look and what I would be listed hypothetically as a celebrity. I will upload a few photos. I measure 6'1" exactly end of day and it is not uncommon for me to measure 6'0 3/4". I measure 6'2" out of bed.
Me with one who claims 6'3" doesn't look it you be the judge, has a footwear advantage of about .4 of an inch Click Here
Me with one who is 5'4 3/4"-5'5" Click Here
Me wth one who is 5'4" Click Here
A 188.5 186.5
B 188 186
C 187.5 185.5
D 187 185
E `186.5 184.5
F 186 184
[Editor Rob: in the photos if the other heights were correct I wouldn't have thought less than around C]
said on 8/Jun/17
Hey Rob, I'm 19 years old and 5'11.25 and my father's 6'6.
The fact is that I've a 35+ inches inseam who's more likely an inseam for people 5 inches taller or so...
It seems also that my arms are long maybe close to 6'2 (my wingspan) although I don't really know since it could be difficult to measure it alone.
My question is could I attempt a late surge like a guy such as Dennis Rodman did ?
It's been several years already that i cannot think about anything else, I feel like if it never happens I'll never get over it.
My lack of height has already developed some serious trouble on me so I see it as the only issue for me to repair.
[Editor Rob: torso can grow later, so I wouldn't write the chances off yet...it might be hard for your parents to recall, but always worth asking family to see if anybody can remember a late growth at 19-21...]
Blake said on 7/Jun/17
Rob, I looked at the London film con website and there was one guest called Phil LaMarr I would like to get the auto or photo with but i'm slightly worried that these are unreliable and complicated if you haven't been before like actors cancelling etc navigating where to go. Do you think it is actually worth going or is it a slightly unpleasant experience?
said on 4/Jun/17
Is 135lbs okay for someone 5ft8?
[Editor Rob: Jenny (my partner) is currently 150 and doesn't have that much excess weight...135 would be slim at 5ft 8.]
said on 21/May/17
Hey rob, what is the height of this guy. I know this guy who is very tall. I am 6'1" and he says he can see the top of my head. He has said 6'5" before but now he isn't sure. What range would you put him at. I don't think he is 6'4" because a 3" eye line is not in proportion and he looks like his eyes are at least 4" from the top of his head (Probably 5).
[Editor Rob: some guys at 6ft 5 will raise eyes a little and feel they can see over your head...so it could be the truth. If you typically are looking below his mouth, then I'd say near 6ft 5...if at his chin, he may well be over 6ft 5.]
said on 17/May/17
Rob, is it possible for me to grow anymore? Turning 20 soon. am 176 cm, mother is 173 and my father is 175. I haven't grown at all since 15, but I fear I might have suffered from an infection which upset my absorption of nutrients.. (high level of candida overgrowth) I'm 148lbs. I don't think I'm at my potential given my parents heights.
[Editor Rob: after 18, the chances decrease each few months till age 21...when the odds of any noticeable growth are even lower. A proportion still gain 1-2 inches from 18-21, but the vast majority don't. Take any growth as a wee bonus.]
Ben said on 15/May/17
Yes, I think you'll be reaching the 185, a cm more or below wouldn't suprise me.
But it depends if your parents or brother were late and how tall they are now.
said on 15/May/17
I just noticed something while looking at the average height for males in different countries, the average is getting shorter every year since 1986...
In the 70's the average was up at 177.5 for males and now it is down at 177.2 for people born 1996.
[Editor Rob: yes, some average height will plateau and even go down a little, while others will have a steady climb and maybe hold closer to the peak average.
There's a myth that every country seems to be growing, but the data says otherwise. ]
said on 14/May/17
Hey Robe, it's me the 18 year old again. Just wanted to say that for the past few days out of bed I've consistently been measuring myself at 183cm (have grown about +0.4mm). I've felt this small change as soon as I get up.
My question is where would the top of my head reach up to standing next to someone like Karlie Kloss who is 189cm out of bed (I think)?. Assuming we just woke up.
[Editor Rob: you would be under her hairline, maybe by close to 1 inch, so between eyebrow and hairline, assuming you drop down to 181ish]
said on 12/May/17
Hey rob how much growth do you see for me. I am a 6'0 3/4-6'1" and 17. My mom peaked at 5'6" and reached adult height at 12. Dad went from being 5'10"-5'11 1/2" after high school. I have been the same height for a good year absolutely no growth. Doctors have said that I would be around 6'1-6'2" and before 6'3". I hit puberty at 12 and my growth spurt 1 year later went from being 5'9" to 5'11" in less than a year then reached 6'0" at 14 1/2. Thanks in advance.
[Editor Rob: in your case, if you gain anything more, take it as a bonus.]
said on 6/May/17
Hey Rob, I measure about 182.6cm out of bed and around 181cm exactly when I go to bed. What height am I? Also, I'm 18 years old so I was wondering if there's a chance for me to grow to around 185 flat night height? I've only RECENTLY started drinking lots of milk/eating cheese lol.
Please reply, thank you :)
[Editor Rob: if anybody gains height at 18-21 they have done better than most, because the majority still don't gain anything noticeable (by that I mean 1/2 inch or more).
you are in the solid 5ft 11 category...'just over 5ft 11']
said on 5/May/17
Hey Rob, do you think this is pretty informative? Click Here
It's not 100% accurate of course since not everyone is proportionate, but gets a rough idea and estimation for something that is proportionate for any height maybe.
[Editor Rob: depends on where the information came from, though plugging in some values, I don't think it's that bad a reference.]
Headbanger said on 30/Apr/17
Hi Rob, this is my nickname, I can't comment with my old nickname :/
said on 22/Apr/17
Rob, I think in the future whenever you get some time off should do a video on your behind the scenes on celebheights and what it takes to run a website like celebheights and the history of celebheights how it changed from 2004 till now etc. I would find it interesting!
[Editor Rob: yes it might be worth thinking about something like that.]
said on 21/Apr/17
What would a 4'9 person look next to someone 5'10?
[Editor Rob: they would likely be over 3 inches, maybe almost 4 inches under the 5ft 10 person's chin.]
said on 21/Apr/17
Hey Rob I'm 170.5 cm in the morning but you usually drop down to 168-169 in the evening ? Can I still be considered 5 7 or just say 5 6 ;-; and I'm 18 year old guy is it possible to grow a bit more
[Editor Rob: personally I'd say 5ft 6.5 if I was in your shoes...but I'm not, so say what you feel comfortable with. At 18, there is a chance of more growth, but it's not a big chance.]
said on 18/Apr/17
Rob, do you know how reliable or true is the "x-ray wrist test" to know how many cm are you going to grow? Sorry for my english bu i am from Spain. When I went to take this test at the age of 16 years and 3 months i was 1.67 (5'6) and the doctor sid to me that i would be maximum 1.70 (5'7). Actually, with 16 years and 9 months i am 169.7 at niht. I dont thing that i would be only 170cm but i dont know. My mum is 1.54 (5'05) and my dad is 1.85 (6'1). How reliable is that test?
[Editor Rob: the x-ray will let a Doctor know how far along growth plate closure might be...but it still doesn't mean you will gain inches.
If you are 17, then on average you aren't going to grow 2 inches, maybe closer to 1 from 17-21 would be more average.]
?lvaro said on 18/Apr/17
Hey friends, excuse my English, I'm Spanish, but ... could you tell me how many centimeters or inches did you grow since the age of 17? Thank you
goli said on 16/Apr/17
She is a little taller than vanessa hudgens who is 5'1 at least
said on 13/Apr/17
Hey rob, what height would you list me at. I measure 6'0 3/4"-6'1" exactly by doctors after a long day. To give an idea of what range I look I can see the top of my 5'8" friend's head. My out of bed height is 6'2" exactly. I have stood back to back to a 6'3" guy and was told he looked 2" taller. I appeared to edge out another guy who claims 6'1" by half an inch. Often get told I can easily be 6'2". I think from looking at pictures of myself I look 6'0" but I have a larger frame and a heavy set guy. Someone who is 5'10" is a little above my eye brows. Shoulder level is 5'2" chin level is around 5'4". 5'7" people are around my upper lip.
[Editor Rob: probably just 6ft 1, but of course would depend on how you looked with others.]
said on 9/Apr/17
Rob, my frind tries to claim he's 6'2" and he's so damn sure about it so I'll let you be the judge! :D
I'm homemeasured at 5'10 5/8 on average and my eyelevel is at the tip of his nose (Sometimes below).
I myself would consider him in the 6'0.75" range since he's shorter than my measured 6'1".25" friend but not by much...
[Editor Rob: yes it would appear close to 6ft 1, but under it.]
said on 6/Apr/17
Rob,how much is the morning height taller than evening or afternoon height? Most sources say 1 inch but for me, I measure 5'8 out of bed and 5'7.5 during the rest of the day(until midnight). Sorry, English is not my first language.
[Editor Rob: oliver, from the research I've done and other sources which used people at a hospital so could track height during the day, it seems 1.8-2cm range is very common average.]
said on 30/Mar/17
How tall would 180 cm man be on 188 cm man ?
[Editor Rob: delvin, he would be above the 188cm man's eyebrows by a couple of cm.]
said on 24/Mar/17
Hi,Rob. First of all, I'm afraid to ask you too many questions recently.My eye level is around the midpoint of the nose of my friend.(Sorry, I can't find any easier means of comparison). How tall is he if I was 5'7 flat at that time(it was last year and I'm now 5'7.5)? I hope you'd reply ASAP.
Always appreciating your opinion!!
[Editor Rob: your friend may have only been an inch taller...if you were looking near tip of his nose, it might have been closer to 1.75-2 range.]
said on 23/Mar/17
Rob, do you think you will go to the mcm expo in London again in May if they have decent guests?
[Editor Rob: Blake, not this year, costs too much to book travel/hotel a few weeks out.]
said on 15/Mar/17
I'm 16 years and 10 months old and I'm 5'10.75" on average. After 10 hours of sleep I'm still tired and I always need 12 hours...It started last month.
I've never had a REAL growth spurt and I look like I'm 13...
Does this mean I'm starting to have my real growth spurt where people can grow inches in months?
At age 9: 4'5"
Almost 17: 5'10.75"
[Editor Rob: looking younger, might mean you are a bit behind the curve and still could gain another inch or so by 18.]
said on 8/Mar/17
Rob,I usually get measured in the 5'7-7.5 range. How would I be like when standing next to my cousin who is a strong 6 ft 1. Thanks for your reply.
[Editor Rob: Oliver, you could look around the nose range of your cousin.]
Sigrid said on 5/Mar/17
Can you add more HF models to the site? It would be interesting since agencies bump up many models' heights
said on 3/Mar/17
Rob, I don't know if I'm 5'7 or 5'8 but when I go on tiptoes I'm usually around 5'11. How tall do you think am I? Thanks
[Editor Rob: usually you'd expect a good 3 inches if your shoe size was like 7...so I'd have said nearer 5ft 8.
Ballet dancers going on full tip-toes probably get 4-5 inch range compared to normal tip-toes.]
said on 19/Feb/17
Hi Rob! I am 18 years old and when I got my ID my height was 5'11" 180 now after 5 months I am 6'0"182 and I'd like to know if I could grew taller if I played basketball and stretched
[Editor Rob: take any further growth as a bonus. At your age, the vast majority don't gain anything noticeable.]
Mohamad ibrahim said on 15/Feb/17
Rob, y listed Cole as 179 cm, r u sure KJ is taller than Cole, it looks the opposite