Mariah Carey's Height
5ft 7 (170.2 cm)
American singer known for songs such as "Always be My Baby", "We Belong Together", "One Sweet Day", "Fantasy" and "Dreamlover". She said once, "Everybody who meets me says that I'm much taller in person...They think I'm short, for some reason."
She has said in the past "I'm also 5'9″ and I m not a petite girl", and also '5ft 8.5'.
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Average Guess (102 Votes)
5ft 7.47in (171.4cm)
KD said on 4/May/20
I met her last year in Los Angeles, and I am 5’8”. My friend I was with is 5’11, and she was his height in boots with not more than three inch heels. She’s at least 5’8”, maybe 5’8 1/2”, and actually quite athletic looking, she had very toned arm and leg muscles.
Mimi said on 26/Mar/20
Happiest anniversary to the 🎶Queen of Music🎶 and the Greatest Vocalist of all time🎤 Mariah Carey!!! 🥳🥳
I will forever be one of your lambs and vocal children🐑🐑
Note: she doesn't have birthdays only anniversaries daahhhlinggs
2nd note: as for her height I think she's 5ft7 max.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 23/Mar/20
Mariah has no chance of being 5ft9 or 5ft8 ,, She is 5ft7 1/2" max. What are you talking about ?
Swangirl said on 24/Feb/20
Mariah is 5 foot 9 inches without shoes. I met her and if you read articles about her most of them will state her real height at 5 foot 9 inches. Recent people have given false information. She was born in 1970 not 1969. Refer to her mother's interview on Oprah.
I have picture of her standing next to me. I am five foot five.
Ben Le said on 12/Feb/20
Mimi said on 24/Dec/19
Merry Christmas to all of you and to the Queen of Christmas herself Mariah Carey 🎄🎄🎄❤❤
The Queen of Christmas gets 5ft7 as her height.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Dec/19
5’7” is a good call!
Yang (5 footer 8, 173) said on 16/Nov/19
Similar height with CELINE DION.
said on 15/Nov/19
She looks like 1,65 or maximum 1,68, near of Whitney Houston she looks so short.
Nik Ashton said on 29/Aug/19
It’s interesting that she claimed to be 5’9”!
Lazar99 said on 29/Jun/19
I reckon she is 5 ft 7 barefoot, 5'7.25" is arguable. She has claimed 5 ft 9 which is something I couldn't understand.
I would choose 5 ft 7 1/4 but max.
Melany said on 17/Jun/19
I met her several times for meet and greet after concert and I can tell you she is average height + like 5ft6 maximum but no more than this. A tall girl won’t put the elevator shoes (6 inches) she always have in all her concert as she would look giant for sure. 5ft9 is a pure joke
khaled taban said on 16/Jun/19
Caliming 5'9" is
khaled taban said on 26/May/19
I give her 5'7.25", not more than that.
Lara said on 18/Mar/19
I guess she is 1.69 m.
said on 25/Feb/19
Mariah is for an inch shorter than 5ft 7.5 Whitney Houston, so my guess is solid 5ft 6.
SnerhagAip777 said on 13/Feb/19
Rob, can you add Mariah's former partner James Packer to your side or at least make a guess. He's listed as 6'6 everywhere.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 10/Jan/19
Not more than an inch taller than Beyonce and yet every source says her height is 5'9". Heck, even she claims that height, which is ridiculous that she is claiming to be 2 inches taller than she is when 5'7" is already tall for a woman. If she was really 5'9", Beyonce would be 5'8", which she defintely isn't. Mariah Carey is one of the worst liars when it comes to exaggerating her height. She is super insecure about her height obviously. I mean why else would she claim such a height out of the realm of possibility or comprehension? She is 5'7", not less, not more.
said on 24/Oct/18
Rob could she be underlisted by a bit? I thinkt 171 could be what she measures.
I don't view her as being 5ft 8, though 5ft 7 or 7.5 might be a range she could measure.
said on 9/Sep/18
Rob where did you get the quote of herself claiming 5ft9?
In People magazine
Bradley said on 12/Aug/18
Over 6' in person in heels. 5-8 easy as I saw at Caesars years ago. Strange slouch walk.
MAD SAM said on 5/Aug/18
What’s with the 5’9” claim ? She’s barely taller to Beyoncé ; Mariah is 5’6” max at 168 cm
Joshua said on 31/May/18
Mariah is 5’7.5, Whitney was 5’8
Myself said on 27/Apr/18
Wearing so high heels that he can't even walk and almost falls over...guess why they think she's much taller in person...
said on 26/Mar/18
Rob how tall Mariah would be in these?
She wore them at the 2018 Kid's Choice .
I'd say 6ft ish
said on 13/Mar/18
Wow reading the comments here from the distant past! I must say I'm surprised Rob listed her at 5ft8.5 at one point because that's 1 1/2 inch too high
I'm sure there are several thousand listings that changed with time!
Brad said on 29/Dec/17
More than 150.
MJKoP said on 29/Dec/17
even said on 26/Dec/17
a strong 5 foot 7 ( more likely 5'7.5" ) i bet shes at least 150 lbs .
5'6" or 5'10", she's weigh more than that!
said on 28/Dec/17
Rob how tall do you think her boyfriend Tanaka is? In big heels she can look the same height or maybe still slightly shorter. Click Here
Editor Rob: in other shots he looks much taller beside her...like several inches taller than in that photo.
even said on 26/Dec/17
a strong 5 foot 7 ( more likely 5'7.5" ) i bet shes at least 150 lbs .
said on 25/Dec/17
Merry Christmas, Rob! I really like you!😊
Editor Rob: thanks, I hope you have merry Christmas, I already put on 2 pounds of weight and I'm typing this at 10.53am....half a trifle for breakfast 🤢
Mimi said on 10/Dec/17
I would love to see the interview where she said she's 5ft9. I love you Mariah daahhlliinggg but that's too much inflation.
Brad said on 9/Dec/17
5' 8" at the lowest. Big weight issues might deflate in '18.
Rose said on 29/Nov/17
She looks about 5'6" to me and constantly wears massive heels so that she can claim 5'9". I am 5'10" and if I wore the heels she does, then I would be taller than 99% of men, and she is often not as tall as the men she employs to keep her from falling over. She is 5'6" barefoot and 5'9" in heels with a platform. She is not even 5'7".
Nik said on 27/Nov/17
Mariah is a solid 5'7"! She could be 5'7" - 5'7.25"! I will round down, not sure though!
Mimi said on 26/Nov/17
Mariah the greatest. Happy anniversary to me
said on 2/Sep/17
Rob how tall do you reckon she would be in these massive platforms? Probably brushing 6ft?
Editor Rob: I should think she'd measure 6ft range in those beasts.
Kelly said on 24/Jul/17
Maraih is lieing about her height I think she might be 5'6" 7.5 simlar to Beyoncé
even said on 18/Jul/17
at least 5 foot 7
Nik said on 6/Jul/17
I think that 5'7" is spot on!
Mimi said on 4/Jul/17
She's definitely at least 5ft6 maybe close to 5ft7 but 5ft8-9 is really laughable. Anyway I'm a huge fan of hers.
Kelly said on 3/Jul/17
Ok she is not 5,9 😂 But the least is 5,6 3/2
RisingForce said on 1/Jul/17
Rare for a woman to inflate her height so much. The most I could give her is 5'6.5". Looked near 2" shorter than 5'8" Rihanna with both in big heels, looked similar to 5'6" Beyonce, about 2" shorter than 5'9" Taylor Swift with at least 1" footwear advantage, definitely shorter than 5-7ish Whitney Houston and if she were anywhere near 5'8.5"-5'9" then she'd be undoubtedly be pushing 6'1" with a lot of the heels she wears, yet anyone who has seen her with 5'10.5" Nick Cannon knows she's lucky to hit 5'11" in them. One of the worst height claims mentioned on this site.
said on 19/Jun/17
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she's shorter than 5.6'whitney houston
jtm said on 30/May/17
she has never really looked 5'7 let alone the laughable 5'9 she claims. 5'5 is the most I would give her.
Mimi said on 29/May/17
@S.J.H. Well you pointed out your case well and I don't have any objections with it. My low for her will still be 5ft6.5
S.J.H said on 29/May/17
@Mimi said on 28/May/17
I've look through out the music video a few times that Luther look a full 13cm taller than Mariah. If Luther is 191cm with that leather shoes no way Mariah is anything above 5'10 with that heels and she could be 5'6.5 like you say but that heels is not under 9cm maybe not a full 4' heels but between 9-9.5cm height boost. MC is more like 5'6.25 and max 5'6.5
said on 28/May/17
Rob what is your lowest guess for MC? 5ft6.5?
Editor Rob: I think you could make a case for that mark yes.
Mimi said on 28/May/17
@S.J.H you've got to remember her heels don't give 4inches of height. I wouldn't buy anything under 5ft6.5 for MC
said on 27/May/17Click Here
Luther Vandross is 6'2 and look solid 5' top on mariah with 4' heels. No way she can make it over 5'6
said on 25/May/17
Rob do you think at Mariah's age she has lost a fraction height maybe a few mm? (She doesn't liketo be older than 17 tho)
Editor Rob: I believe the odds are that a small fraction could have been lost, but nothing major.
said on 13/May/17Click Here
Towards the end of this video she walks with 177cm Queen Latifah to the podium. Mariah's in high heels and Queen Latifah looks to be wearing something akin to cowboy boots, yet Mariah is still about an inch shorter. It's unlikely that she's below 168 cm, but 170 cm might be pushing it.
Realist said on 7/May/17
This isn't true she got to be 5'7 or 5'8 max because she is like 5'11 in big heels and never taller than Nick Cannon whose 181 cms.
berta said on 5/May/17
its unusuall with a woman that cliam 2 inches taller than she is.i have neer paid attection to her height but never thought she was tall. 168-169 is my guess
Mimi said on 3/May/17
@Fan did you find if the ground she's standing on is the same level as yours? If she's 5'2" then Gloria Estefan must be 4'6" because at the divas live in '98 Mariah looked massive beside her
Fan said on 25/Apr/17
I saw her at a concert in Germany some years ago. the place was half empty and she walked off the stage and i walked right past me on her meet and greet through the audience. I was wearing sneakers and she was wearing high heels. Still she was about four inches shorter than me and I am 5'7". She is 5'2" max. Can't believe how people can think she is 5'9" or even taller!!
Megrace said on 14/Apr/17
5"7 that's her real height taller side of the womans
heelshealheight said on 8/Apr/17
Whitney Houston had always towered over MC (Houston usually wore sensible heels whereas MC always wears those sky-rocket platform heels which look more like stilts rather than shoes). Coroners stated Houston's height as 5ft6. But for argument's sake (or beggar's belief-whatever works..), let's simply say that Houston was 5ft9. Even if she were 5ft11, the height difference between these two women remains considerably noticeable. That said, MC is 5ft7 only in her velvet dreams and, arguably, when trying to walk on those 'stilts' of hers.
5'7 said on 17/Feb/17
5'7 sounds right.
Chicky Me said on 10/Jan/17
Also, to another user on this particular page--doing height compares between Mariah and I THINK Cameron Diaz maybe--I'm amazed at photography tricks that are used for more even pics--for instance just standing at an angle (photographer can greatly alter one's height--should the camera be closer to one person vs. another. Another cute thing to look up is a picture of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu on some red carpet event. Cameron was completely barefoot for almost all of the photos--but of course--that is not shown lol, in the photos they use for the magazines, or footage for TV show promos! Lastly--Halle Berry is SHORT--Hugh Jackman--I've read is over 6' tall. During perhaps some movie or MTV event or something back in the late 90's or early 2000's, a photo shows them quite similar in height. I can't recall where I learned this--but they get stars to stand on boxes to make everyone similar in height...and perhaps to keep up their many err. height enhancement claims lol! I thought that was cute, but I think wedding photographers employ similar tactics, as when you have a very short bride and a rather tall groom. I once did a Google search on this, as Ihave a bit of a crush on a rather tall fellow and I'm FAR shorter than he...and being a silly girl, I'd pondered this...though I've yet to go out on a single date with the gent! Happy belated New Year to all!
Ur mom booty said on 24/Dec/16
5 ft 7 inch
MC said on 6/Dec/16
Mariah has never been taller than Whitney. Whitney before her death I would say she was a solid 5ft8. Talking about heels actually the shorter the heel the more height it gives in relation to heel height. So when Mariah and Whitney performed on Oprah, Mariah was wearing 4inch style heels that may give 3 inches of actual height and Whitney was wearing 3inch style heels that may give like 2.2-2.5 inches. So that little footwear difference plus Whitney is really taller than Mariah, Mariah would definitely look shorter or same height at most. I do believe she's a solid 5ft7, it's just that she wears sky high heels that makes her seem like she 5f8 or 5ft9
oliver said on 12/Nov/16
She is at least 1.5 in shorter than Whitney Houston who claimed 5'7.5-8. So she may be 5'6(at most 5'6.5). When standing far apart, they look quite similar but when standing very close, you can see WH is clearly taller than MC.
kbhart said on 28/Oct/16
She is 5'7" at best. You can youtube her with celine dion, shania twain, aretha franklin, and see she isn't any taller than celine. She wears monster shoes and wears her hair high...someone 5'9" doesn't need to do that.
so said on 30/Sep/16
My sisters girlfriend says shes 5'9 whens shes 5'7 I even told her she just goes into denial, which is ridiculous because my mum is 5 foot. Shes small enough to go into denial but not someone who's 5'7. She also won't let me measure her.
said on 19/Sep/16
Rob how tall is she in those heels abovr?
Editor Rob: they should push her close to 5ft 11
Tjb said on 31/Aug/16
I think Mariah look taller in photos from the early 90's, before she startet using those really high heals. Look at old pictures of her in full figure standing next to other men and women. Look at award shows. It's like she has been shrinking for the last decade.
Mouse22 said on 19/Jun/16
She's got to be taller than 5'7" because she's taller than Katy Perry.
plus said on 19/May/16
@courtney I don't buy that. Just look at her along to Westlife. And she is in heels
courtney said on 19/May/16
that height is incorrect in her hey day Mariah was 5 ft 9 in and 125 lbs she's since lost about an Inch with age so she'd be 5 ft 8 in now and she's usually wearing at least 5" stilettos not that she needs the extra height. I should know I met her backstage at a concert in Boston nearly 13 years ago September 8th 2003 during the Charm bracelet tour
BAMA said on 19/Apr/16
"Cameron Diaz towered over Mariah when they argued in that restaurant. Mariah is lucky Cameron didn't slap her to her knees."- Funny, because no one took pictures of that incident. Not only that, but Diaz was sitting down at a table.
Kj said on 13/Apr/16
She use to look very tall when she as very slim, but recently she does look short .
said on 11/Apr/16
Hi Rob do you consider Mariah tall or just tallish? Thanks
Editor Rob: just at start of tall range...accentuated in person I believe with her choice of heels being usually quite big.
Anna said on 30/Mar/16
Cameron Diaz towered over Mariah when they argued in that restaurant. Mariah is lucky Cameron didn't slap her to her knees.
MC said on 18/Mar/16
Saying Mariah is like 5ft4-5ft3 is like saying Kelly Clarkson is just 5ft-4ft11 cause if you watch their "moment" on AI 2013 Mariah is clearly like 4 inches taller than Kelly. Both are wearing heels that gives 3 inches of height, Mariah's might give a 3.25 inched of height.
joewhite31 said on 29/Feb/16
Vic, Beyonce always appears an inch shorter than Mariah. That recent Diva Night Out moment on instagram is not a great picture but B's massive platform shoes surely added some frosting on that cake that night.
said on 28/Feb/16
Rob how tall do you think Mariah would be in a pair of CL Lady Peeps?
Editor Rob: a decent 5ft 11
Jeff said on 25/Feb/16
I watched Glitter yesterday. She was in high heels the entire movie and she still looked a bit shorter than Max Beesley, who is listed as 178cm on this site. I think she's somewhere in the 165-167cm range.
BrightM said on 19/Feb/16
@Thunderboy no way she is that tall, because Bieber is taller 2" from her so she is max 5'5"" no more then that.
Vic said on 18/Feb/16
You can google 'Mariah Carey in Nigeria' and you would find an unretorched picture of her at the airport. Also, there's a recent photo of her with Beyonce at the Heartview heart foundation dinner that was posted on Beyonce's Instagram, and Beyonce towered over her. I think it's more reliable to look for unretouched pictures of her as she always appears taller in edited PR pictures, I'm thinking she chooses to exaggerate her height as well as reducing her weight in professional photos.
thunderboy said on 8/Feb/16
Mariah Carey is about 5'8, 5'9
said on 5/Feb/16
Rob do you think Mariah is shorter than 5ft7? Because I don't know why people are saying she's 5ft3-5ft4
Editor Rob: at times you could argue she appears 5ft 6.5, but the you could argue that she can look over 5ft 7 as well.
Mimi said on 3/Feb/16
Mariah is definitely 5ft7 cause in 4 inch heels she is like 3 inches taller than Dermot O'Leary who's listed at 5ft7.5 here. Of course you've got to include the shoes he's wearing which makes him a little over than 5ft8.
plus said on 15/Dec/15
@Janet you should look the last pic with Westlife. With her advantage of typical heels as always, that pic and videos with the group makes her no more that 168-169 cm. Rob should downgrade her. If she was tall she wouldn' t mask her height with platforms all the time. He is average-tall, 168 is very good for a woman. I would bet first for Bieber 172 that for Mariah 172 cm!!!
Aida said on 15/Dec/15
A woman who is 5.8 tall feet doesn't need to wear high heels all the time.never saw her with sneakers for example.
Janet said on 12/Nov/15
I'm sorry Nabuko, but you don't know your heights if you think she's 5'4. That is so outrageous to me. She actually looks at least 5'8 to me. I think she is 5'9, and this listing is off by two inches
Rere said on 11/Nov/15
She was definitely no less that 12 cm shorter than Carson Daly in 7 cm heels atleast. 170 is about right.
said on 4/Nov/15
Nicky's on the right and he is 175 cm. 176 cm in heels.
singing with Westlife in video she is taller in heels than Shane and Kian (173 cm). I guess she is 168 cm but no less.
joewhite31 said on 21/Oct/15
She is at least 5' 7". She may have been exaggerating her previous height claims in the past but it is implausible for her to be shorter than 5' 5". Search Mariah Carey and Katy Perry (who is listed at 5' 7").
oliver said on 29/Sep/15
I think she's 5' 8.
Nabuko said on 18/Sep/15
Come on guys,I'm 1.70 and Mariah especially in "Obsessed" looks like me when I'm barefoot and she was even wearing high heels. She must be 5'4 for sure but if not then my mistake! I said that because if you notice her whole body-height-mass without her heels she doesn't seem like a 5'9 person. Just an opinion..
vfpswiftie said on 3/Sep/15
She's like 4 inches taller than Kelly Clarkson on American Idol 12. Watchtheir moment after Kelly performed People Like Us. She's also like 2.5-3 inches taller than Ryan Seacrest who's like 5ft8.5 in shoes.
Makana said on 11/Aug/15
Mariah has very poor posture, which is probably why she looks shorter than she is.
said on 7/Aug/15Click Here
I doubt Mariahs heels are that much higher than Taylor's
Yasmina said on 27/Jul/15
I saw her yesterday for Her last show in Vegas in Caesar's palace and I took the photo with Her at the end of the show for the meet and greet package and I can tell you that she's not really tall. I'm 5ft9.75 nearly 5ft10 and she's not 5ft7 at all more on the 5ft5.5 5ft6 maximum. I wore 4 inches heels louboutin and here 6inch heels with platform and she wasnt that tall she is average height she doesn't have the proportion of a 5ft8 girl at all short legs and torso. I can tell you she's no more than 5ft6 in my opinion between 1m66 1m68 maximum plus she wore Monster heels all the Time and I was gigantic near her
Hautney said on 25/Jul/15
I saw a documentary about Whitney Houston's death and the postmortem indicated she was 5'6, and I saw WH and MC perform When You Believe and evidently MC is 1 or 1.5 inches shorter than WH, what's that supposed to mean?
M said on 21/Jul/15
My friends were on her concert before many years(7-8) and they told me they were really suprised of her height (They claimed she is 5'4" max).
vfpswiftie said on 20/Jul/15
It's very unlikely she's below 5ft6. Someone whose 5ft3-5ft4 wouldnt claim a very ludicrous 5ft9. She's definitely 5'7 cause she's at least 4 inches shorter than Kelly Ripa
Mouse22 said on 20/Jul/15
(I think there was a problem with my first post here?...) I think Mariah is 5'8", rather than any shorter. A very recent pic shows her and Katy Perry together, and assuming they have the same kind of heels Mariah looks just that 1 inch taller (Katy's 5'7") , similar to pics with Rihanna and katy together. I don't believe pics actually ever tell us how tall anybody is, but Mariah is probably over 5'7", she seems closer to 5'8" to me.
jamie179cm said on 11/Jul/15
i doubt mariah carey over 5ft6 if she looks 5ft8 or 5ft9 shes likely in heels
whaaata said on 16/Jun/15
This height is off by an inch. She is at least 5'8
Judy ann Michelle said on 15/Jun/15
I think that maybe the heels make her tall. Mariah Carey isn't 5ft9 but 5ft8
said on 6/May/15
Actually, it does. Click Here
"The length of the corpse was measured in the dorsal decubitus position, using an inelastic measuring tape from the top of the head (vertex) to the heel, taking into account the necessity to correct the height retraction due to the muscular contraction caused by the rigor mortis."
M said on 4/May/15
@Buska rigor mortis only affects muscles min body to shrink, but not a body bones, so in that case her height wasn't affected due to rigior mortis..Withney was really 5'6" tall.
Bushka said on 26/Apr/15
Whitney Houston was listed as 5'6" on her autopsy due to rigor mortis. When she was alive, she was 5'8.5".
tiny said on 24/Apr/15
I guess Mariah Carey is pretty tall at 5'8" but looks shorter cos of her big lower body. She has huge hips and thighs and is very curvaceous which doesnt show her real height. I would put Mariah at 5'8" & about 175 lbs, a very well built woman.
Just said on 12/Apr/15
Despite the autopsy report Whitney Houston wasn't just 5'6. Mariah Carey sure isn't as short as 5'6.
said on 2/Apr/15
Perhaps this will finally settle the whole debate. As you can see, Ms. Carey's wearing flat boots here, and still, she's almost as tall as Alex Pettyfer who stands 5'10. So yes, Mariah's height is around 5'8 and a half or 5'9. Click Here
bee said on 3/Jan/15
She isn't taller than Whitney Houston who is 5'6 LOL
said on 26/Dec/14
Beyonce is no more than 5'6. Here she is with Jlo wearing the exact same shoes and she only 1 inch taller than Jlo who is believe to be 5'4 or 5'5 . Click Here
said on 24/Dec/14Click Here
taller than beyonce
said on 4/Dec/14
I think the length of time this argument has gone on is hilarious
[Editor Rob: the only time an argument should end is when they get measured :) Until then I think every celebrity's height can still be discussed until the end of time...]
said on 28/Nov/14
If Nick Cannon is 5'11 then she's no taller than 5'6 max if not shorter. Click Here
< - She's getting at least 3 inches from those bad boys and his shoes make him push 6'0, and he still nearly has 4 inches on her.
nata your bizness said on 28/Nov/14
Mariah is 5'9 i met her in person and im 5'8 she is taller than me .
jamie179cm said on 19/Nov/14
she probably isn't taller than 5ft6 and in the video all i want for christmas is you she look average height she could be as low as 5ft4 5ft5
Lars said on 9/Nov/14
There is no way Mariah could ever be taller than Whitney, whose height is 5'7 as is popularly known, or 5'6 per autopsy report as someone here said. I think Mariah is probably 5'4-5'5.
RC said on 26/Oct/14
she's almost as tall as serena williams who is 5'9".Check out serena's instagram post with Mariah at the elusive chanteuse concert. Mariah is probably 5'7"
Buff said on 22/Sep/14
Thanks Jersey. From first pic Whitney is clearly 2 inches taller although we can't see the heels. From second pic with Whitney, Mimi's platforms are an inch taller than Whitney's heels, but Whitney is still an inch taller than Mariah. So Whitney is two inches taller than Mariah on bare feet. Whitney is 5'6 from her autopsy report. That means Mariah is 5'4.
Norma26 said on 3/Jul/14
I don't know why some people are saying that she is 5'3 or 5'4 I don't think she looks that tall. She could past to be 5'8 at the highest I think 5'7 is a believable height. I don't imagine Mariah Carey being my height or any shorter than that because I am 5'4. People always assume these female celebrities being short.
said on 23/Jun/14
Mariah in platforms and Whitney in small heels. Click Here
Jersey said on 23/Jun/14
Mariah is an inch shorter than Whitney
Meeee said on 16/Jun/14
Whitney is not 5'9. Her autopsy confirmed her at 5'6.
tiny said on 12/May/14
MC is between 5'7" & 5'8" and weighs close to 160 lbs which is just about perfect
said on 16/Feb/14
Mc and Rihanna. Click Here
said on 15/Feb/14
Rihanna with 5'9 Jennifer Hudson. Click Here
Jennifer with Whitney Houston.Click Here
Meeee said on 10/Feb/14
Oh, yeah, Mariah was first documented as 5.9 in the April 1992 issue of Young & Modern Magazine. 5.9 claim has been around for decades, it's not a recent claim.
Meeee said on 10/Feb/14
Common sense says she's about 5.6 to about 5.7. She's about the same height standing next to 5.6 Whitney and 5.6 Beyonce. 5.10 Rihanna towers over them. All four tower over 5.3 Carrie.
~Nate~ said on 29/Jan/14
Well Hannah everyone is welcome to their own opinion I wonder if you post a picture of yourself how many people would think you are attractive. Anyways 5'7 and 160?! Thats not her @ all sit down somewhere. And She is at least 5'8. #CARRYON
Hannah said on 27/Jan/14
5'7" and 160. I don't understand why everyone thinks she's so pretty she's not at all. IMO
said on 7/Jan/14
@joewhite31,honestly I do not quite believe in pictures, especially the ones that do not show whole body. See some pictures of her with Usher (5'8'') her height compared to him is different in all three, depending on the shoes they were wearing.
However, in the video with Usher she was definitely shorter even on her heels. see 0:30.
Using the maths that some people posted in here, I believe she is much lower than 5'7''. All the videos in this thread give an estimate lower than 5'7''. This does not convince you enough?
said on 5/Jan/14
Anna, she cannot be as tall as 5'3" Kelly Clarkson. Click Here
Juju said on 5/Jan/14
I met Mariah and she is definitely more towards the 5'8-9 height. She is a tall lady and breathtakingly beautiful in person
Barbara said on 25/Dec/13
She is not 5'9...watching her now on the Michael Buble Christmas special...she is wearing 3 -or 4 inch heels and is a good deal shorter than Buble, who is 5'9 max!
~Nate~ said on 24/Dec/13
I hate having to educate women....ANNA ANNA ANNA I'm not sure maybe u dont wear heels? Someone who is 5'3 Barefoot could NEVER reach 5'9-5'10 in heels! A 5 inch heel "MIGHT" Give u 3 inches MAX and thats being generous! A 4 inch heel will give you maybe 2 to 2.5 inches depending if there is a platform or not. Look it up, its not rocket science! When you wear a heel your whole foot is not elevated, just the back! I strongly disagree with her height since I have met her multiple times but I understand that holds no validity since EVERYONE says that. But If you are saying she is 5'9-5'10 IN heels...That would make her 5'6-5'7 without. Some of you people kill me!
said on 9/Dec/13
@Just: If you say she is 5'7 barefoot and 5'9 in heels, then her platforms are only 2 inches? In my opinion if she looks like 5'9-5'10 in heels, this means she is around 5'3 barefoot.
@lamb: what if Whitney's height is lower than 5'7? The autopsy report says that she is 5'6.
Then Mariah's height should be lower than 5'6. Not to mention the fact that the shoes Mariah wears are always visibly quite high compared to those worn by other female artists.
Just said on 4/Dec/13
She's 5'7 barefoot and 5'9 in heels. Years ago in a Divas concert with Celine Dion and others, Celine Dion was the tallest person there. Mariah isn't taller than Celine.
lamb said on 26/Nov/13
Whitney Houston said she was 5'7 and she is a touch taller than Mariah so i guess MC is 5'6.5. She does not have the proportions of a 5'9 woman
xyz said on 25/Nov/13
Actually there is no such thing like 20cm heels(there are but not common). The heels she wears mostly between 10-16cm. Notice that, 15-16 cm heels doesn't make you 15-16cm taller than you're barefoot.They add about 11-13cm (changes to material of heels). Plus as I see, men shoes add about 2-3cm . For Mariah, I don't know why but I always think she's 5'5". So she can easily reach 176-78 in heels. In a world JLO said she's 5'6" , I can understand why Mariah said 5'7".
mickj23q said on 3/Nov/13
I met Mariah Carey and spoke with her in the Gold Coast, Australia this past new years. I am 1.75m tall and she was definitely about 10cm taller than me with heels on, so I would say she was about my height without. She's quite tall, also I know this is off topic but she has some amazing, big, dark bambi eyes.
Love said on 28/Oct/13
Mariah is very short bare foot . Go watch the footage of Making I stay in live video toward the end when she was standing next to Nick and lead male actor she was in flat shoes she was 5ft 3 or something. She very short in person don't deceive by 7-8 inch heels
Anna said on 14/Oct/13
To editor: just a thought, comments that does not offer any evidence (video, picture, independent media, quotes, logical reasoning and so on) but only simply claim someone's height or say things like 'I have met that celeb so I know her height' do not contribute anything to our discussion and should be deleted.
@LadyE: well said, I remember her saying this as well. Probably from one of the links some people posted below.
LadyE said on 22/Sep/13
I heard the past that she said that "I'm happy I can wear my stilettos because he(as in Nick Cannon) is so tall...So that's her admitting that she's a lot shorter than Nick...She's probably that height in high heels and stilettos.
Brad said on 2/Sep/13
Be a few feet from here standing on level ground, she's over 5 feet 8 easy out of her slouch. You people don't get it.
Jared said on 29/Aug/13
She is 5'2 - 5'3 bare foot
Dee said on 26/Aug/13
She is 5'5 3/4 .
Anna said on 1/Aug/13
@renee. I did my research. I have met her. I have seen pictures and videos posted here. Even some media articles put forward her height as 5'3 or shorter. Perhaps the only sources that claim she is 5'9 are her personal & fan pages.
Also as someone has said here, claiming 'I have met her' is sort of a futile & funny argument.
tiny said on 1/Aug/13
@renee: agree with u completely. Mariah Carey is not short, she is atleast 5'9" but looks shorter cos she has big hips and is very well built at atleast 170 lbs
renee said on 1/Aug/13
you are all wrong do your research before you claim shes 5'3 or whatever she really IS 5'9 therefore she is tall. I have met her and I am 5'11 she was wearing some kind of flats and we looked extremely close to the same height. she is not short.
Anna said on 30/Jul/13
She claims 175cm but even if she's only 170cm, plus those sky-high platform shoes she could potentially reach 190cm, equal to a 187cm guy (6'2) walking on 3cm shoes. That's utterly impossible. I think in bare foot she could be roughly the same height as Madonna (5'3) or shorter.
Chuck said on 3/Jul/13
5'3 without heels
5'8 - 5'10 with heels
Brad said on 2/Jul/13
Ria is correct in a relaxed pose. Stop the lipsyncing on TV.
said on 20/Jun/13
Rob does it seem like Mariah is one of the people who actually believe they are 5 ft 9? Even in her quotes, she is implying that she is taller than people think
[Editor Rob: any woman in 5ft 7-8 range can wear a pair of solid heels and start to definitely feel tallish]
Fred said on 17/Jun/13
Funny you guys keep commenting about her weight instead of height. Some people put on/off weights fairly easily and she is no excpetion. Mariah did look slim and fat for different times but given that her height is 5'5 or lower it is impossible to reach 160 pounds - unless you blow yourself like a balloon.
Miran said on 17/Jun/13
Don't really know where this 5'9 stuff come from. I am an older guy who saw her rise to stardom in the early 1990s. At that time a newspaper even had a quiz about her height - 155, 165, or 175cm. And the correct answer was 155cm. which may seem a bit unreal, but 5'7 is still too good. She should be around 5'3-5'6, especially based on all the vids and pics people posted here.
said on 19/May/13
With 5'5 Mary j Bligde.
said on 19/May/13
160 PDS?!!! TINY!? WTF? No U are the biggest hater Look at her LIVE on American Idol just a few nights ago.....this is not what 160 Pds looks like.... Click Here
Ibw said on 19/May/13
She was siitting next to Kelly Ripa once, who looked like a dwarf in comparision. I bet she's 5'9 or taller.
said on 16/May/13
This laughable 160-pound claim is now exposed: Click Here
tiny said on 15/May/13
Mariah Carey is 5'7" but looks even shorter as she is very broad with big hips and thick legs. In fact she weighs close to 160 lbs which is huge for a 5'7" girl
Brad said on 14/May/13
Over 6 feet in heels right next to me. Slouched she's 5' 8", catches a bit more in the big pose.
djjeij said on 8/May/13
The casting call for her recent video was looking for women of similar height to Mariah and included the range 5'7" to 5'9".
J.Lee said on 8/May/13
Rod, doesn't it seem like Mariah fools herself about her height? For some reason she seems to have this idea that she is very tall. Other 5 foot 7 girls wouldn't feel so tall, but for some reason she seems to believe that she really is tall. Do you think she takes pride in height?
titan said on 20/Apr/13
There's no way Mariah is shorter than 5'8"...
chchch said on 8/Apr/13
there's no way she's less than 170cm, she's taller than that.
mbsimon17 said on 28/Mar/13
She looks talller than 5ft8 to me, and her head is in fact big, like many other actors in the media...
said on 25/Mar/13Click Here
Look at this picture of her and Whitney. She was wearing towering platform heels as always, Whitney's shoes is about 6 cm max.And they are about the same height (compare their eyes). So I guess she was shorter than Whitney for 5 or 6 cm. So if she is 175 cm, Whitney must be 181 cm (which is absolutely nonsense) so 167 to 168 cm is accurate for Mariah Carey.
Jared said on 24/Mar/13
Her short legs make her look shorted. In fact she is 5ft6 not 5ft4 or 5ft3 like some people here said.
LAZOUBID said on 16/Mar/13
Looked 5'7" next to chris o'donnel who's 5'9" in " The Bachelor" .
Ellie said on 28/Feb/13
Mariah is 175cm or 5'9" without heels!
Spencer said on 28/Feb/13
@joewhite your video is interesting. On this video, it is possible that she was wearing approximately 15 cm of shoes, see @ 1:54 - 3:29 - 3:42. For those who disagree, plz notice that her shoes were tall in both the heels and the toes area -this make the shoes look slightly shorter than their real length.
Ryan looks both smaller and shorter than many contestants, but assuming he is 171 cm like this page claims. The problem is that we cannot see his shoes in the video, so let me venture a guess of 4-6 cm. Therefore the height difference in the shoes alone should be 9-11 cm.
Depending on the various moments in the video, on average, Mariah appears to be 4-5 cm taller than Ryan (@joewhite I think we should not 'cherrypick' and choose Mariah's tallest moment - to be fair for Ryan it should be (tallest+shortest)/2, since we really cannot see their whole body, posture and shoes at a straight angle).
If Ryan is 171 cm, Mariah would be 175-176cm when both are wearing same shoes. If we consider a 9-11 cm difference in shoes, her true height would be 176-9,11 = 165-167 cm (5'5-5'6).
Finally, one pic or even one video alone is never sufficient to justify a person's height. See other videos and analyses here to deduce the best estimate.
said on 27/Feb/13
Even if she wears sky-high heels there's no way she can reach 5'11" mark easily with that 5'4" height. You have to be at least 5'7" or 5'8" barefoot to reach that mark. Click Here
5:05 Ryan is standing straight but is still shorter, 5:23 (this slight height difference is now exposed), and lastly 5:30 (where she bends down). I saw at least 3 inch height difference. This woman can't be shorter than 5'7" and taller than 5'9".
~Nate~ said on 27/Feb/13
Oh and BTW BAM Joewhite, Glenn who used to be on here and Brad, have all met her. Joewhite has the shortest claim even though his claim is 5'7.5. Both Brad and mine claims are 5'9.
~Nate~ said on 27/Feb/13
OK BAM lol.....I dont trust videos on youtube because I hear the Government is using their software to change people's heights as well...#ICANT with you
Bam said on 27/Feb/13
Nate: sorry pictures arent that credible. I opt for videos instead. people ve posted videos showing mariah true height here - plz see them. I also have some interesting youtube vids here abt Mariah height Im going to post soon.
If depend on pics, I 'd stick to pics of Mariah & three idol judges, cause they re ofifially from Americanidol & reposted in many popular wpages, the chances they re photoshopped to favour any judge is lower than some pics from public/unknown sources.
in any event u need not be tensed. this discussion is fun, just that everybody has their opinion. whats more height doesnt matter that much for a singer.
Brad said on 27/Feb/13
Nona has it about right but 160 pounds is ridiculous. Ryan lives in lifts, he's short.
said on 26/Feb/13
Oh I'm sorry Bam Here I got links for you from other websites, I see you always reach honey please kill it. So In your words Mariah is 5'3? Well that means lets downgrade Carrie Underwood to 4'11 since they are min 4 inches apart ...see here... Click Here
Lets then Also downgrade 5'2.5 Fergie to at least 4'9 since there is min 6 inches between them. The funny part is you claims she never bends down but she is bending down now.. Click Here
But you are correct Bam Mariah is 5'3! You are both irrational and irrelevent, please kill it.
Bam said on 26/Feb/13
Mariah 5'7 - 5'11 but ONLY IN HEELS. Without heels she's 5'3 - 5'4 at most
nona said on 26/Feb/13
Mariah Carey: 5'8" & very well built at abt 160 lbs with nice curvaceous hips and strong toned legs
Bam said on 26/Feb/13
Nate: Link doesnt work, honey. Also, they 're from mariahjournal dot com - not even close to an independent source. chances are they re photoshoped.
said on 25/Feb/13
Really BAM she never bends down? Mariah next to 5'3 Fergie...wow looks like shes bending down to me. How can you people say shes 5'3-5'6 when she clearly towers both 5'3 Fergie and 5'2 Carrie underwood?! Now you guys are going to say fergie and carrie are 4'5 right? LOL #ICANT
said on 19/Feb/13
Lies lies and more lies!!! Even joewhite who has met her can confirm she is nowhere near 5'3! those pics with ryan are so photoshopped for him to look tall! look at this pic she had to bend down to kiss him! Click Here
gizmo said on 8/Feb/13
5'3"-5'6" without heels
Bam said on 6/Feb/13
My mistake, 180cm = 5'11"
Bam said on 5/Feb/13
Mariah 160cm + 14-20cm heels = 174-180cm (5'8.5-5'10)
Ryan, Keith 171-174cm + 3-6cm shoes = 174-180cm (5'8.5-5'10)
I wouldnt be surprised if those three would look same same on American idol, with some slight height difference.It is worth noting Keith seldom wears 6cm shoes.
said on 4/Feb/13
Incorrect, if Keith is 5'8.5" barefoot, he is 5'9.5"- 5'9.75" (almost touching 5'10" mark) in shoes. Clearly, Carey is slightly taller than Keith Urban in her platform shoes, so how can a 5'3" woman reach that height? Next to 5'3" Carrie Underwood: Click Here
Ford said on 3/Feb/13
Actually Rosie did wear men shoes in the video; just see that at 6:13 -)
Ford said on 3/Feb/13
@Heyto not to mention Rosie O'donnell is a Lgbt citizen & often wears men shoes, which is way shorter than platforms stilettos. Yet for this video Mariah, in her usual stilettos, wasn't much taller. I began to doubt whether Mimi can even reach 5'5''
Heyto said on 31/Jan/13
Mariah is like 5'3-5'4, don't know where this 5'9 stuff is coming from. Watch this performance with Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie is 5'6-5'7, and watch the end of the video when they are standing side by side. no way this woman is 5'9, if that were truly the case she would tower over everyone, and she rarely does even when she is wearing platform stilettos.
Bam said on 30/Jan/13
nicky minaj U got it right! With heels Mariah looks perfectly 5'8.5''. That means she would be somewhere 5'3'' or 1m60 WITHOUT those sky-high heels.
nicki minaj said on 26/Jan/13
Barely taller than 5'8.5" Keith Urban in her usual platform shoes.
Bam said on 17/Jan/13
adina u got it right but not enough. Long legs, long neck, slim body, and small head compared to chunk make a person look taller. All these are signs of real good height anyway. Mariah doesn't seem to have any of these features, except her legs look a bit better because of those heels.
adina said on 17/Jan/13
its all about proportion..if you have long legs you look taller, and the persons with shorter legs look smaller
Bam said on 16/Jan/13
@catk celebrities may look taller than average, but the fact maybe is different. Look at pictures of Jodie Foster 1m60 Madonna 1m61, Britney 1m62, Shakira 1m57, Hillary duff 1m57 I can't help questioning 'are they really this short?' Mariah carey doesn't look taller than those ladies.
Dom said on 15/Jan/13
@Kimmie except that she's not even close to that
catk said on 10/Jan/13
i remember in the nineties she said she was 5'8. i think she is somewhere between 5'7 -5'8. either way, she always looks taller than average and is a good height.
kimmie said on 6/Jan/13
I'm 14 and 5'8 and i get a lot of attention, as in i get admire for my beauty and my long legs.. if she says she is 5'9 then she is.. >.<
nona said on 4/Jan/13
Mariah Carey - 5'8" & 165 lbs
Bam said on 4/Jan/13
Gosh even if Mariah was only 1m70, plus 10cm more of heels and stilettos she would be 1m80 or more, which means she must tower over most of the showbiz guys. But her cumulative photo records effectively failed to do that! 160cm, more like.
Spencer said on 31/Dec/12
Mariah Carey’s height attracts much attention, perhaps not only because she is famous, but also because of the way she exaggerates her true height.
No offence, really, but saying you’ve met your celebrity to know about their height a bit unfair and thoughtless. I think it means NOTHING in this forum. So in what ways can we really argue? Let’s apply to the case of Mariah here.
Pictures of Mariah standing next to another celebrity with well-known height are not a reliable way to estimate, since pictures nowadays can be easily edited through photoshop. This is very important, since short celebs are usually more sensitive about heights, and having photos edited before posting them to forums and fan pages is quite possible. In the past, ‘pictures don’t lie’ but now they do.
Using videos is much more reliable. But can we use all sorts of videos? I would not use Mariah’s music videos, even the duets, since most of her recent videos are normally shot upwards from lower angles, such as ‘Triumphant’; or the video frames are slightly stretched vertically, such as ’I Stay In Love’, or both upwards and stretched, such as Can’t Take That Away. Both effects really make her taller, and slimmer.
It is best to use news videos from independent media, shooting directly from head to toe (so we can see the heels), with Mariah being next to another celebrity whose height is well-known. If Mariah was standing with a male celebrity, we must subtract the difference in shoes from the estimate, since 12-15 cm of heels over 4-5 cm of a male shoe would give an advantage of 8-10 cm, or 3-4 inches. And Mariah have been known to live in sky-high heels, possibly higher than even other female counterparts.
2005 said on 29/Dec/12
It is funny MHouillon said she was 172-173cm and yet she was wearing huge heels. That makes no sense.
benjamin said on 27/Dec/12
Saying 'I've seen or met him/her' is NOT legitimate in an anonymous online discussion page. How long will people begin to understand this?
MHouillon said on 25/Dec/12
Well.. To be honest.. She is a little taller than 5'7. When I saw her in concert a couple of years ago she was 172-173cm. And then her huge 4 inch heels..
I would have her at 5'7.5 - 5'7.75 (172-173cm)
said on 11/Dec/12
This page claims her height 5'3" LMFAO along with other short celebs Xtina, hillary duff, lady gaga
"Mariah Carey has once said her height was 175cm. Nobody believed her. People say she is about 158 cm tall, but is it really so important? Everyone knows who she is, not because she is tall or short but because she is gifted,..."
joewhite31 said on 11/Dec/12
The listing is correct. Anything over 5'7" is fishy.
Conti said on 9/Dec/12
I would say 5'7 barefoot,and 5'9 in heels.
TallGal said on 7/Dec/12
Im only 14 and im 5'8''so i think im going to be towering her lmfao
said on 19/Nov/12
Arch Stanton, your picture looks pretty distorted. Why not trying a VIDEO which is more reliable?
pause at 0:23. Mariah was at least 10cm shorter than her 1m80 husband - nick cannon. Therefore if they were wearing same shoes she must be 1m70. But her heels are way higher than his shoes. My estimate is that she is somewhere 1m60-1m68. Remember, even her husband height is disputed in this page when people showed pictures of he and Mario Lopez standing next to each other.
Or you can see the video that nhatminh84 has posted here, in which she coached David Archuletta (1m60), pause video @ 0:04 and read analyses that followed, I think it's pretty clear here.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Nov/12
It even used the term 'diminutive diva Mariah'.
Sorry but "diminutive" is a joke for her, she's not small by any means.
said on 18/Nov/12Click Here
Looks a giant here next to Mickey Rooney!!
Spencer said on 13/Nov/12
@ThatBreezyChick I have met her. She cannot be taller than 5'7". Probably 5'6" or shorter. Why would Mariah have to lie about her height though? Because that woman is obsessed with height. You should have read older posts in this thread.
ThatBreezyChick said on 9/Nov/12
Why would Mariah have to lie about her height though? As long as she's been around She has been saying she was 5'9... She has never said she was 5'8 EVER so thats inaccurate. But thats a cute pic of her tho.
ThatBreezyChick said on 9/Nov/12
To be honest I have met Mariah Carey back in february of 2012 and She is very tall. I'm only 5'3 and she towered over me... Without the heels she wouldve still been way taller than I am. In the heels she must have been about 6'1 or 6'2 so therefore take away six inches and that would be 5'9.... Basically she is an extremely tall woman. Btw look at how long her legs are... Just saying...
Spencer said on 7/Nov/12
Funny some people still believe she is 5'9 with those short legs, short neck and chubby body.
nicki minaj said on 5/Nov/12
She gets most of her height from wearing high stilettos or platform shoes. If lying about your height is a sort of crime, this woman could have been given a warrant of arrest.
Luke said on 12/Oct/12
@BlueDiamond At least we know this woman is extremely height-sensitive LOL
said on 11/Oct/12
Mariah can't be even close to 5'8.5 Naomi Campbell who's 5'10 had to bent down when she took a photo with Mariah as dailymail.co.uk reported. It even used the term 'diminutive diva Mariah'. See link:
Blue Diamond said on 11/Oct/12
Nathan, Mariah almost never appear public without her high heels especially with other celebrities, except in her bedrooms maybe. Seriously, who are you to 'have met her several times in flats and stilettos'? Her mom? No offense, but that sounds too good to be true.
joewhite31 said on 10/Oct/12
Nate, like I said you can meet her countless times but it doesn't prove your chronic statement that she's at least 5'8.5" min. Let 5'9" Martha Stewart prove that they aren't eye to eye. She can't be taller than 5'7".
Brad said on 10/Oct/12
Nathan is correct.
Luke said on 10/Oct/12
@ Nathan I can made claims I kissed Mariah LOL U can hate me but there is no way to prove Im wrong! This an anonymous Internet discussion for God's sake
benjamin said on 10/Oct/12
:Nathan: Saying 'Ive met her several times' is not legitimate argument/evidence here since anyone can claim such thing. Even if you could show a picture, that could be anyone with Mariah. I should have not said this, but I have attended one of her live performances and I truly think she can never surpass 5'7. No offence to you Nathan, but a person saying this may be well perceived as one of her millions of fans, friends or one of her powerful team of publicists. I NEVER say that you lied, but it is not the best way to prove your point.
~Nathan~ said on 9/Oct/12
at JOEWHITE31 please have several seats. I've met her in flats and in stiletto's. My sister who I've said multiple times who is 5'9 was wearing 5 inch stilettos when we met her and her and Mariah were eye to eye. Mariah might have been a a half inch shorter max. I apologize that you are incorrect and you feel you need to call me a fool....weak minded B.
joewhite31 said on 7/Oct/12
At Nathan, You can meet her as many times as you want but only fools will think this woman is 5'8.5" min. I've seen her standing next to other 5'8" celebrities and I can easily tell who's the shorter one, from Mariah to Whitney H. to Faith H. to Rihanna, all these women look slightly taller than her. That's one thing they all have in common.
Blue eyes said on 2/Oct/12
NATHAN nhatminh's 5'3 estimate may be wrong but he has a point when include a video instead of pics here, which is more credible. If she is 5'8.5, or 1m74, she would be 14cm taller than 1m60 David Archuleta if they were wearing identical shoes. But her shoe heels are high, that would make her 22-25cm taller than David, that's a whole human head! I think Mariah would not be as short as 5ft3 but she cannot be taller than 5'7 either.
~Nathan~ said on 1/Oct/12
NHATMINH84 I have met her multiple times you are crazy! lol One thing we can agree on is that voice! But She is min 5'8.5 LOL never 5'3 Get outta here!
nhatminh84 said on 1/Oct/12
I don't really care about this anymore. It's her voice that makes me love her, not her height LOL
nhatminh84 said on 1/Oct/12
Also, please look at Mariah pic on this page. To visualize her true height, first only consider her height from the ankle upwards, cause what below are essentially heels of her shoes.
The pic was not taken from above or below but directly at her body, so no visual distortion of height here. If you really notice, imagine Mariah was really 1m75, her head would look oversized. This is because head size does not vary greatly between short and tall people.
Perhaps the only source that claim she was 1m75 are her fan pages and personal websites.
But once again, only her amazing voice is more than enough for a whole generation of singers to lift their heads and look up to her!!!
said on 30/Sep/12
nhatminh84, i doubt it. She has to be around 5'7". With Nick Cannon in shoes: Click Here
said on 30/Sep/12
@Marla Singer actually there is a lot of sources that cite Mariah as 5'3'', such as this (search the name mariah)
It is understandable for her to exaggerate her height. Back in Loverboys or honey times, she was trying to become a sex symbol, and 5'3 does not really make her any sexier. Her height does not really matter to me. Im her fan and I love her voice.
It is true that David also wear shoes, but what I meant is that men shoes are around 3-5 cm tall. Mariah have been known to wear sky high heels around 13-25 cm. Just minus the heights to see the difference. So to say her shoes make her 8 cm taller compared to David is not quite an overstatement
I studied art and architecture, and there are overall features of the body for you to estimate a person's height, such as neck-shoulder ratio, upper body - lower body overall looks. Honestly I never think Mariah could be taller than 1m65, or 5'4''
marla singer said on 30/Sep/12
@nhatminh84 are you crazy? That's at least 10-12 cm difference and David has shoes on. Since David looked 5'6.5" next to Shailene Woodley (5'7.5", in heels) Mariah has to be 5'7" or near it. Any estimation under 5'6" is crazy, really
GameOver said on 30/Aug/12
Impossible to tell. The woman lives in sky high heels.
joewhite31 said on 1/Aug/12
5'7", accept the fact that she's shorter than 5'8" Ms. Whitney Houston who was in much smaller heels.
RSlan said on 15/Jun/12
I didn't ask if that THING will appear taller, I asked if that PERSON would appear taller. So answer the question again:
If I took two pictures, one of a person's whole body, and one of the person's THIGH, because the camera is focused on the person's thigh in Picture 2, that means the PERSON "appears" taller?
Dom said on 12/Feb/12
If the focus is on something as you say, as in it's closer to the camera, yes that thing will appear bigger and taller. Nobody can be that stupid I know youre doing it on purpose!
Dom said on 31/Jan/12
@RSIan ok can you stop talking to me you're just too damn stupid to understand, no matter what way I put it you don't understand that when someone is closer to the camera than someone else, everything about that person seems bigger and longer than the other person's even though you've posted a few pics that actually proved it. You are a lost cause. Get educated and come back.
Jennifer said on 30/Jan/12
Personally i would also give Mariah 5'8, looks like it!
joewhite31 said on 30/Jan/12
She is shorter than Whitney Houston. Mariah can't be taller than 5'7".
Dom said on 29/Jan/12
@RSIan you cannot be serious... You are IMPOSSIBLY stupid. I've never seen anything quite like it. NOTHING makes someone taller, it just makes them APPEAR taller.
RSlan said on 29/Jan/12
Correction- That was directed at Dom.
RSlan said on 29/Jan/12
@RSlan LOL, idiot, you said being closer to the camera makes you TALLER. Someone's head looking LONGER=/= the person getting taller. #FAIL. You're saying I need to go back to first grade, but you need to enroll in school PERIOD.
Dom said on 28/Jan/12
@Valerie Yes but as has been said before, you have not said one accurate thing since you've been posting here, all you've been doing is upgrading everybody so MC could look taller than 5'7"
Dom said on 28/Jan/12
@RSIan oooohhh so something can seem bigger and longer because it's closer to the camera.... I see. You just basically said I was right, idiot. go back to first grade.
RSlan said on 27/Jan/12
Obviously, someone has never heard about focal length and depth of field, hence his comments about "Measure his head on the first pic and mesure it on the second pic!"
His head is being focused on in the second pic, it is NOT being focused on in the first. His HEIGHT hasn't changed at all (height is from HEAD TO TOE, not head to chin). However the amount of space his image takes up in the photo HAS changed. Get a clue.
Valerie said on 27/Jan/12
@ Dom, onceee again... THATS UR OPINION.. NOT MINE!
IMO she looks taller than 5'7. Ive seen her in person way back in 2005 When she was staying in Amsterdam for her Promotion tour!
Dom said on 26/Jan/12
@Valerie she's a weak 5'7", as shown on about 99% of pics.
Valerie said on 26/Jan/12
I still believe and am convinced that Mariah is a 5'8 woman...! Maybe not the 5'9 & 5'8 1/2 claim from before.. But 5'8 Suits her very well!
Dom said on 23/Jan/12
@RSIan YES HE DOES you freakin' idiot. Measure his head on the first pic and mesure it on the second pic! Enough said.
RSlan said on 22/Jan/12
Fool, it doesn't matter that the dot on Rihanna's hair wasn't quite at the top of her hairdo. The FACT is I was referring to the TOP of her hair, and you understood that, hence your posts. Now, you're looking for an excuse as usual.